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Monroe County Jail Fallen In Shower

From: Jaime
Category: Slip and Fall Accident


My fiancé is in the Monroe county jail. He has fallen in their shower and he broke his hand. It was confirmed 2/20/08 that it was broken, and they are not doing anything about it. All they have done is given him 2 Tylenol, and put a bandage around it. He has no way of contacting lawyers, so I'm trying. He mentioned a lawsuit, however i have no idea how to approach this or what to do. Any suggestions or help please let me know

Re: Monroe County Jail Fallen In Shower

From: Paul Ajlouny, Esq.
Category: Slip and Fall Accident


There are several issues we must look at to determine if you have a viable New York personal injury lawsuit. First, was there something wrong with the shower that caused him to fall? Did he trip over something that was broken or poorly installed/designed? If so, the county may be responsible for the injuries he sustained in the fall. Second, even if they county is not responsible for the fall, it may be responsible for his personal injuries to the extent they are made worse by the limited treatment they are providing to him. For example, if the broken bones do not heal properly because they didn't put him in a cast or perform surgery he needed, the county may be held responsible. Please call me to discuss this matter in further detail. As always, it is impossible for me to offer a complete evaluation without more information. This is not a comprehensive opinion, simply a brief overview of New York personal injury/medical malpractice law. It is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship and should not be relied upon without further consultation with our office. Regards: Paul Ajlouny, Esq. 1-800-535-5029  
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