Skip navigation
× You have 2 more free articles available this month. Subscribe today.

Disabled Washington Prisoner Paid $15,000 for Concussion, Neck Injury

On October 14, 2004, the State of Washington paid $15,000 to settle with a prisoner who was injured when a handicapped shower bench collapsed at the Stafford Creek Correctional Center. The prisoner, who suffered severe neck injury, a concussion, and spent 33 days in the hospital, filed a claim with the State Office of Risk Management via a standard tort claim form.

The prisoner alleged on the form that the bench was in bad disrepair, several work orders had been placed on it with no action taken, and that there were no caution signs warning of possible collapse. See: In re Wain Poindexter, Washington Department of Risk Management, Tort No. 3105733, June 18, 2004.

As a digital subscriber to Prison Legal News, you can access full text and downloads for this and other premium content.

Subscribe today

Already a subscriber? Login

Related legal case

In re Wain Poindexter