Jan 14 2020

Douglas Price & Bridget Lopez Obtain Favorable Verdict in New Bedford Superior Court

Morrison Mahoney Partners Douglas Price and Bridget Lopez received a favorable verdict after a three day jury trial in New Bedford Superior Court involving an unfortunate accident involving a young child who suffered burns while at our client’s hospital.  The incident occurred while the minor child and her parents were in a hospital room visiting the child’s grandmother, a patient.  The grandmother requested hot tea from a CNA, which was placed on a tray table next to the patient’s bedside.  After the CNA had left the room, the child then allegedly reached for the tea, spilling it on her face and body.  Plaintiff alleged that the hospital was negligent based on the temperature of the tea and the manner in which it was served.  We excluded evidence pertaining to temperature, and argued that, despite conflicting accounts, the tea was delivered in a proper manner.  We further argued that this accident occurred as the parents failed to supervise their child. After a very short deliberation, the jury returned a verdict finding that the hospital was not negligent.

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