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Leavitt v. Brockton Hospital, Inc.

Docket #SJC-10296
Date February 5, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryNegligence, Standard of care, Duty to prevent harm, Hospital, Proximate cause, Duty owed to rescuer. Proximate cause.
Appealed FromPlymouth Superior Court, Justice Frank M. Gaziano
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Leavitt:  Jeffrey S. Beeler
Counsel for Appellee
Brockton Hospital, Inc.:  Daniel J. Buoniconti
Amici CuriaeProfessional Liability Foundation, Ltd.; Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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