Family of inmate settles lawsuit

INEZ, Ky. (WYMT) - The family of a Martin County federal inmate who died a year after being released from prison has settled a lawsuit with the government.

In the agreement, the family of 39-year-old Timothy Bell will receive $975,000.

Bell's family say a doctor ordered a biopsy of a mass in his arm pit while he was his prison.

However, it was not performed until more than one year later and by that time, Bell had a late stage of cancer and died in December 2010.

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