Supreme Court of New York
103 A.D.2d 632 (N.Y. Sup. 1984)
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.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Denman, J.)
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