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$14,950 Awarded in NY Window Frame Suit

On September 17, 1999, the New York court of claims awarded the estate of Carmine Tarantino $14,950 for injuries Tarantino suffered at the Attica Correctional Facility when a window frame came loose and struck him on the head. Tarantino died of unrelated causes prior to the damages trial in this case. The state's liability for his injury was determined at a prior trial.

As a result of being struck with the window frame, Tarantino required stitches to close the wound and suffered permanent scarring. He also suffered a concussion, temporary headaches and vision problems. The court awarded $14,950 in damages for Taratino's pain and suffering. See: Tarantino v. State of NewYork, Claim No. 78040. NY Court of Claims, Rochester.

Source: NY Jury Verdict Reporter

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Tarantino v. State of New York