Nick Castle’s parents file a claim against Peace Corps

Updated 9.5.14

From the ktvu website: http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/2-investigates-berkeley-family-files-15m-claim-pea/nhCkC/

“The parents of a University of California Berkeley graduate have filed a $15 million claim with the U.S. Peace Corps after their son died while stationed in China.”

Nick Castle was the Peace Corps Volunteer who died in China during his service.  The story of his illness and death was chronicled in the recent NYTimes article, Trail of Medical Missteps in Peace Corps Death, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/26/world/asia/peace-corps-death-china-medical-missteps.html?_r=0 The TV station, ktvu, website link  includes a video in which   summarizes the known information about the death and has an interview with the parents.

That article and accompanying comments and further interviews with RPCVs were posted on Peace Corps Worldwide. Here is that link: http://peacecorpsworldwide.org/“trail-of-medical-missteps-in-a-peace-corps-death”-–-nytimes-july-25-2014/

At the time of the New York Times article, the Office of Inspector General of the Peace Corps had not completed its evaluation of the facts in the death of Nick Castle.  It is not known if the OIG report will be made public.

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