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Pierce County, Washington Personal Injury Results in $1,200 Settlement

Washington State’s Pierce County paid $1,200 to settle a prisoner’s personal injury claim.

In October 2001, prisoner James E. Thomas had a grand mal seizure, which caused him to have a spinal injury, while in court at the Pierce County – City Building. Upon returned to the Pierce County Jail, he was placed in a unit that required him to go up and down the stairs several times a day.

One day in December, while carrying a good tray down the stairs, Thomas fell, exacerbating his injuries and resulting in pain and suffering.

The claim sought relief for failure to make reasonable accommodations for Thomas’s injuries. Pierce County settled with Thomas in October 10, 2005. He was represented by Bremerton attorney Randy W. Loun.

See: Thomas v. Pierce County, USDC, W.D. Washington, Case No. 04-5782

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