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$300,000 Settlement in City of New York Jail Slip and Fall

The City of New York paid $300,000 to settle a prisoner’s lawsuit claiming injuries from unsafe and hazardous conditions.

Troy Washington, a prisoner at Riker’s Island Correctional Facility, on November 12, 2004, slipped and fell on water that was left on a walkway from a leak. The fall caused a fracture to his left hand and wrist.

A lawsuit was filed by Washington for unsafe and hazardous conditions. In addition to the fracture, he continues to experience pain in his left hand and wrist. The City of New York settled the suit prior to trial on August 20, 2009. Washington was represented by New York Attorney Brad A. Kauffman.

See: Troy Washington v. City of New York, New York Supreme Court, Index No. 6308-06

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