FAIRFIELD — A settlement was reached in the lawsuit filed for a 5-year-old girl whose family said she tripped over a candy wrapper and water left unattended on the floor at the California Medical Facility visiting area in Vacaville – and that the youth then tripped over a platform and fell.
“I’m happy with the settlement,” said attorney Tieja Varlack, who represented Riyah Moore.
Varlack said she could not discuss terms of the settlement.
The child broke several teeth and injured her lip and mouth, according to court documents.
An engineer said in court documents that the platform did not comply with the American Society for Testing and Materials standard practice for safe surfaces.
A representative of the California Department of Corrections could not immediately comment Friday about the settlement.
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