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$158,500 Awarded in NY Slip and Fall

On September 22, 1999 the New York court of claims awarded former New York state prisoner Lourdes Fischer $158,500 in damages for injuries she suffered when she fell from a ramp at the Albion Correctional Facility and landed face first on a concrete parking pad. The state was found liable for Fischer's injuries at a previous trial. The current proceeding dealt solely with the issue of damages.
Fischer fell in 1989. Because of the fall, she fractured her jaw, lost two molars and suffered permanent nerve damage and a scar on her chin. The court awarded Fischer $81,000 for past pain and suffering and medical expenses and $77,500 for future pain and suffering. See: Fischer v. State of New York, Claim Number 83151, NY Court of Claims, Rochester. g
Source: NY Jury Verdict Reporter

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Fischer v. State of New York