The court ruled in Benjamin's favor, finding the defendant prison system had exclusive control of the chair, and accidents of this type do not happen absent negligence. The court awarded Benjamin $8,000 in damages for past pain and suffering and loss of quality of life. Benjamin litigated the case pro se. See: Benjamin v. State of New York, Claim No. 93569. NY Court of Claims, Buffalo.
Source: NY Jury Verdict Reporter
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Benjamin v. State of New York
|Cite||Buffalo Ct of Claims No. 93569|
|Level||Court of Claims|