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$7,025 Award in Slip and Fall From Ohio Prison Bunk

The Ohio Court of Claims has awarded a former Ohio prisoner $7,025 for injuries related to a slip and fall from a prison bunk.

Stacy Rose slipped and fell while climbing down from his bunk at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. Rose suffered injuries to his lower back, left ankle, and right shoulder. Rose was given ibuprofen by the prison infirmary after the fall, but continued to experience pain.

After his release, Rose sued the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Rose claimed that the pain from his injuries prevented him from working jobs, like construction, that he used to work before the incident. Tapeka Turner, Rose’s girlfriend, confirmed Rose’s pain.

Based on the evidence, the court awarded Rose $7,025. The court found that Rose suffers “some pain” on a daily basis as a result of the fall. The court, however, found Rose’s pain to be neither, debilitating or severe. See: Rose v. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, 2008 Ohio Misc. LEXIS 53 and 2008 Ohio Misc. LEXIS 110.

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Rose v. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction