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    Spokane, Washington (AP)

    A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the case of a 28-year-old woman who succumbed to heart failure at the Spokane Reservation jail in 2004.

    According to the case brought recently in U.S. District Court, Misty E. Ford was denied the medical attention her family and other inmates sought after her own requests to see a doctor were rejected, the suit says.

    Sherry Andrews, representing Ford’s estate, daughters Alyssa and Nichole Ford and her mother, Ethel “Vonnie” Ford, are seeking unspecified damages and legal fees from the federal government, which operates the Bureau of Indian Affairs Wellpinit Law Enforcement and Detention Center.

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