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Sacramento County Agrees to Pay $500 to Settle Slip and Fall Suit

On October 12, 2006, the County of Sacramento agreed to pay $500 to a prisoner who alleged that he slipped and fell twice in a shower at the Sacramento Main Jail (SMJ) due to deliberated indifference by jail officials.

David Slaughter slipped and fell twice in the shower at SMJ. Slaughter’s first suit alleged that SMJ jail staff knew the showers presented a serious safety hazard because the shower floors were not slip resistant and numerous other prisoners had fallen before. Slaughter sought damages for injuries to his head and back.

Slaughter represented himself in the case.

See: Slaughter v. Blannus, CIV S-03-0217 DFL KJM-P (E.D. Cal. 2006).

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Slaughter v. Blannus