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CCA and Aramark Pay $2,000 Settlement in Prisoner’s Slip and Fall Suit

CCA and Aramark Pay $2,000 Settlement in Prisoner’s Slip and Fall Suit

The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and Aramark Correctional Services (Aramark) paid a combined $2,000 to settle a Tennessee prisoner’s slip and fall claim.

The complaint of Janice Wellington-Hammonds alleges two separate slip and fall incidents while she was held at the Silverdale Correctional Facility. The first occurred February 1, 2002, as she returned to her bed from supply to pick up uniforms. The fall was caused when she slipped on liquid dripping from the ceiling.

The second fall occurred on May 1, 2002, in the Mers Hall. Wellington-Hammond slipped on gravy that had spilled on the floor as she approached the line to pick up her food. CCA filed a third party complaint to include Aramark as a defendant for this claim.

The August 2003 confidential settlement was obtained by PLN via public records request. It provides CCA and Aramark were each to pay Wellington-Hammond $1,000. She was represented by Chattanooga attorney Christopher S. Steger.

See: Hammonds v. Corrections Corporation of America, Circuit Court of Hamilton County, Tennessee, Case No. 02C1751

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