Plaintiff, who was a doctor, walked into the defendant hospital and slipped on a wet floor sustaining a crushing injury to his rotator cuff and tear to the bicep tendon. He underwent immediate surgery to repair the tears, but he was left with ongoing pain and significant limitations. Plaintiff’s expert opined that the plaintiff developed a frozen shoulder and was unable to lift his arm above shoulder height which were permanent injuries related to the fall. The defendants did not have a medical expert to refute the plaintiff’s expert’s allegations.
Lori was able to convince the 12 person jury that the hospital had numerous safety precautions in place to prevent accumulations of water in the hospital entrance. The jury agreed that the hospital was not negligent and entered a defense verdict.