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Sacramento County Agrees to Pay $7,500 to Settle Slip and Fall Claim

On July 29, 2002, the County of Sacramento agreed to pay a woman $7,500 who slipped and fell while attempting to use the toilet the Sacramento Main Jail.

Denise Gilliatt was moved into a cell that jail staff knew had a water leak. Gilliatt requested to be moved to another cell, but jail staff refused. Gilliatt slipped and fell while attempting to use the toilet, suffering a concussion, blurred vision, muffled hearing and a jammed index finger.

The County settled Gilliatt’s claim without a suit. Gilliatt was represented by Gregory Foster of Sacramento, California. See: Sacramento County Liability Claim No. L0200506

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