Gammon v. Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, Inc.
Supreme Judicial Court of Maine
534 A.2d 1282 (1987)
Gammon’s (plaintiff’s) father died at the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, Inc. (the hospital) (defendant). Gammon alleged that, because of the hospital’s negligence, he was given a bag that was supposed to contain his father’s personal effects, but which instead contained a severed leg that had been removed from another person. Gammon began having nightmares, his personality changed, and his relationship with his family deteriorated. Gammon brought a claim against the hospital for negligent infliction of emotional distress. The trial court directed a verdict for the hospital.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Roberts, J.)
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