Ashey v. New England Rehabilitation Hospital
          Cumberland County Maine Superior Court
          Portland, Maine


     Plaintiff Ashey sought damages from the Defendant

institution for psychological injuries suffered as a result of a

fall in an allegedly malfunctioning elevator.  In deposition,

expert testimony by Dr. Charles Robinson addressed the issue

of differentiating trauma caused by the alleged negligence from

the trauma inherent in the Plaintiff's longstanding quadriplegia.  The psychological meaning to the

Plaintiff of the injury occurring in a hospital where he sought

treatment was an important factor in bringing about a favorable

pretrial settlement. 


                              Plaintiff's Attorney:


                              James Mitchell, Esq.

                              Augusta, Maine

                              (207) 622-6339


          Nicholas v. Fleet Bank of Maine
          Kennebec County Superior Court
          Augusta, Maine


     Plaintiff Nicholas brought suit against the Defendant

institution which had improperly dispensed funds held in a trust

account.  These funds were the result of the Plaintiff's

settlement of a sexual abuse claim against a former FBI agent.

Dr. Robinson's expert testimony described the Plaintiff's trauma

secondary to this institutional "betrayal" and differentiated

these effects from those emanating from the betrayal suffered

as a result of sexual abuse, early childhood trauma, and the

Plaintiff's relationship with her mother who was found guilty of

criminal conduct in an action arising from these same



                              Plaintiff's Attorney:


                              Eric Mehnert, Esq.

                              Augusta, Maine

                              (207) 623-1455


          Meryhew v. Fortin
          Kennebec County Superior Court
          Augusta, Maine