Lowis & Gellen’s Patrick Viktora successfully defended one of the firm’s hospital clients in an arbitration proceeding alleging premises liability. Plaintiff alleged the Hospital negligently maintained a restroom door, allowing it to slam shut on the plaintiff’s hand. The hospital maintained the door at issue was not defective, and the plaintiff’s hand was injured by accident or from the plaintiff’s own negligence.
The arbitration panel unanimously found in favor of the Hospital and awarded no damages to the plaintiff. The Hospital was also represented by Lowis & Gellen’s Shannon Holbrook.