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$80,000 Settlement For Injury Caused By Defective Federal Prison Sidewalk

The Bureau of Prisons has agreed to pay Beatrice Codianni-Robles, a prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Connecticut, $80,000 to settle a federal tort claims suit. While walking outside her prison unit on July 29, 2002 Codianni-Rubles tripped and fell on a “dangerous and defective” depression in the sidewalk area.

As a result of the fall, Condianni-Rubles “suffered permanent injuries to her right wrist and master hand, including a displaced intra articular fracture of the right distal radius requiring surgical intervention and an ulnar stylohyoid fracture.” In addition to continuing pain, she has impaired motion and decreased grip caused by permanent disfigurement.

On May 25, 2007, the parties settled for $80,000 and attorney fees not to exceed 25% of the settlement. See: Codianni-Robles v. United States, USDC, D. Connecticut, Case No. 3:04-cv-1725 JCH.

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