SLIP AND FALL


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

Plaintiff Ashey sought damages from the Defendantinstitution for psychological injuries suffered as a result of afall in an allegedly malfunctioning elevator. In deposition,expert testimony by Dr. Charles Robinson addressed the issueof differentiating trauma caused by the alleged negligence fromthe trauma inherent in the Plaintiff's longstanding quadriplegiaand. The psychological meaning to thePlaintiff of the injury occurring in a hospital where he soughttreatment was an important factor in bringing about a favorablepretrial settlement.

Plaintiff's Attorney:

James Mitchell, Esq. Augusta, Maine (207) 622-6339


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