Landlord to pay $1.4 million to tenant for eviction after landlord finds tenant had a medical condition that caused illness

SANTA ANA, Calif.

— A landlord who found a tenant who had a health condition that made her unable to work is paying the tenant $1,500 to cover the cost of her medical care, the Santa Ana Police Department said.

The police department on Thursday released a statement saying the woman, who is not identified, was found in her home after being notified by her landlord that she was ill.

The woman told police that she had no health issues prior to the eviction, the statement said.

The police department is not naming the woman for her safety.

The Santa Ana Fire Department assisted the woman at her home and she was taken to the hospital for a checkup, police said.

A representative from the landlord told CBS Los Angeles that she believes the woman was fired because of her illness.

She said the landlord has been trying to reach a settlement with the tenant for the past several months.