King County Sued Over Inmate Death


The mother of a King County Jail inmate whose grisly death from a bleeding ulcer figured prominently in a federal investigation into conditions at the downtown Seattle facility has sued the county and the doctor and nurses who failed to recognize his symptoms and get him help.

Testimony at an earlier inquest hearing showed that the 48-year-old Lynn Dale Iszley died after suffering for hours in agony while medical staff at the jail attributed his condition to heroin withdrawal. The inquest jury, in a rare finding against the county, determined that Jail Health Services contributed to Iszley’s death.