Supreme Court, Ulster County

This wrongful death action arose out of a motor vehicle accident wherein the decedent fractured a cervical vertebra and was placed in a halo at the defendant hospital. The plaintiff claimed that due to nursing negligence, the patient got out of bed despite a Posey restraint, fell, refractured his neck and eventually expired. The plaintiff also sued the contractors who were working on the roadway where the accident occurred. Amount asked of jury: $500,000.

Result : Defense verdict for all defendants.
Defense Attorney : For the hospital: Sarah E. Sholes.
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