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Former inmate claims she suffered injury in a slip-and-fall accident


By Carrie Bradon | Jul 23, 2019


CHARLESTON — A former inmate is suing a corrections facility, alleging she slipped, fell and was injured due to a wet surface.

Deborah White filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against The West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation and John Doe.

The suit states the plaintiff was an inmate at the defendant's on June 22, 2017 when she was allegedly caused to slip and fall while walking toward the phone area due to a wet and slippery area under her feet. The defendant allegedly failed to take appropriate precautions to protect the inmates from suffering injury.

The defendant is accused of negligence.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Michael Woelfel of Woelfel & Woelfel LLP in Huntington.

The case has been assigned to Judge Charles King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-556

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