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The Spokesman-Review: TSA paid Tim Rasmussen $225k for fall during airport screening

The Spokesman-Review: TSA paid Tim Rasmussen $225k for fall during airport screening

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The Spokesman-Review: TSA paid Tim Rasmussen $225k for fall during airport screening

Some news out of Spokane International Airport (GEG):

The Spokesman Review:
Sirens & Gavels - TSA settles lawsuit from prosecutor

July 2, 2012 8 a.m.


A short quote:
The Transportation Security Administration has paid Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen $225,000 for medical bills resulting from a fall in 2008 during an airport screening.

Rasmussen, who walked with a cane following childhood polio, filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in 2010 following an incident on April 4, 2008, at the Spokane International Airport. As he was being screened, Rasmussen alleged that he was told to sit but didnt know a chair had been pulled away. As a result he fell, causing back and hip injuries.
Here is an earlier article about the lawsuit:

The Spokesman Review:
Stevens Co. prosecutor suing U.S. gov

Dec. 16, 2010 5:07 p.m.


A short quote:
Rasmussen fell violently to the floor when he tried to sit down after screening, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court by Spokane lawyers Michael Wolfe and Paul Mack.

Rasmussen filed a claim with the Transportation Security Administration in March regarding the April 4, 2008, incident, but the agency denied the claim due to the passage of time, according to the complaint.
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