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Nurse’s Head Slap Nets Virginia Prisoner $16,676

Nurse's Head Slap Nets Virginia Prisoner $16,676

A Virginia prisoner was awarded $16,676 for injuries sustained when a male nurse struck him on the back of his head.

Mr. Shaver was struck on the back of the head, causing him to hit his head on a wall. He suffered a laceration above the eye, requiring sutures.

Shaver sued in federal court, and a jury ruled in his favor. In March, 1996, he was awarded special damages of $16,076, punitive damages of $500 and other damages of $100, for a total award of $16,676. Shaver was represented by Steven D. Rosenfield of Charlottesville, Virginia. See: Shaver v. Fleischman, USDC D VA, Case No. 94-0437R.

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Shaver v. Fleischman