Supreme Court, Dutchess County

The plaintiff alleged that she fell and sustained a fractured hip and subsequently required two total hip replacements due to the defendant hospital’s negligence in failing to clean a liquid spill from the floor. The defense denied notice of the spill and argued that when wet, the floor was not excessively slippery. Demand: $500,000.

Result : Defense verdict on liability. The case settled pursuant to a high-low agreement.
Defense Attorney : For the hospital: Sarah E. Sholes.
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