Bartolone v. Jeckovich

Supreme Court of New York103 A.D.2d 632 (N.Y. Sup. 1984)

Facts

The plaintiff was involved in a car crash, suffering minor injuries that did not require hospitalization. The defendants were found liable for the accident. Subsequently, the plaintiff’s minor injuries aggravated a pre-existing schizophrenic condition and he suffered a psychotic breakdown. The plaintiff sued the defendants for causing his breakdown. The jury found in favor of the plaintiff, but the trial court set aside the verdict. The plaintiff appealed.

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