CCA Pays $4,500 for Failure to Treat Tennessee Juvenile Detainee’s Eye Injury
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) paid $4,500 to settle an Eighth Amendment claim brought by a juvenile held at its Silverdale Detention Facilities in Tennessee.
The juvenile, Paul D. Lavender, was injured on January 9, 2003, while assigned to work in the vicinity of welders. A spark of or object from the welding struck Lavender’s eye. He continued to be assigned to the work area until January 11. His eye progressively grew worse, but he was not taken for treatment at a hospital until January 14.
It was determined, despite the fact that he was unable to perform all the tests due to being handcuffed, that he sustained a burn to his eye. Despite a follow-up exam appointment, Lavender was never taken for further care. He was released on February 14.
The October 2006 confidential settlement agreement was obtained by PLN via public records request. Lavender was represented by PLN via public records request. Lavender was represented by Chattanooga attorney A. Christian Lamier, III.
See: Lavender v. Corrections Corporation of America, USDC, E.D. Tennessee, Case No. 1:05-CV-00001
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|Cite||USDC, E.D. Tennessee, Case No. 1:05-CV-00001|
|Level||State Trial Court|