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


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