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MAINE LAW UPDATE | Topics: (premises liability, proximate causation)
This lawsuit arose out of an incident that took place when the plaintiff and his wife traveled to Maine to attend an event at which they were to be honored. The couple made arrangements to stay at the Maine Farmhouse, a guesthouse owned and operated by the defendant in Bryant Pond, Maine. During their stay, the plaintiff awoke one morning to the sound of a loud crash. He ran out of his room to find his wife lying on a landing of the staircase near their bedroom. His wife was transported to the hospital and died the next day from her injuries. The plaintiff sued the defendant for negligence and wrongful death under 18-A M.R.S. § 2-804 (2015), alleging that the guesthouse was “unreasonably dangerous, in part because the staircase in the bedroom did not conform to applicable safety standards, and that the defects were the proximate cause of [his wife’s] fatal injuries.”
Jurisdiction: Norfolk Superior Court – Dedham, Massachusetts
Matthew Greene, a Shareholder of the firm, successfully defended a commercial property owner in a traumatic brain injury lawsuit filed in the Norfolk Superior Court.
The plaintiff’s employer, a roofing contractor, was hired by the defendant to shovel snow off the defendant’s roof during the heavy snowfall in the Winter of 2015. The plaintiff, who was the foreman of his crew, fell 30 feet from the roof and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury which required Medflight treatment and multiple surgical procedures, including a hemicraniectomy. The plaintiff also sustained injuries to his left arm that resulted in a permanent partial impairment. At trial, the plaintiff offered approximately $900,000 in medical bills and testimony from an expert neuropsychologist regarding the cognitive and behavioral changes that the plaintiff experienced post-accident, which were permanent in nature. The settlement demand from the plaintiff’s attorney during trial was $6 million.
Boyle | Shaughnessy Law congratulates Quinn E. Kelley, Ashley A. Noel, Matthew H. Greene, Michael D. DeMeola, and Mark W. Shaughnessy who were selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers / Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made via a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
Boyle | Shaughnessy Law is unique among medium-sized firms because of its dedication to defense litigation. Our Attorneys have the technological capability to represent our clients in all types of disputes, from the simplest to the most complex. We have the experience to resolve disputes, large or small, without unnecessary expense. Additionally, we have extensive trial experience. Our Attorneys are admitted in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, and Vermont. We also have several attorneys who are admitted in California, Florida, and Illinois. Our firm, as well as many of our senior attorneys, have been awarded the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of “AV” and are listed in Best’s Directory. Please clink on an attorney’s personal page for more information.
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