Iowa Court Orders New Hearing in Icy Sidewalk Case

February 21, 2014

The Iowa Court of Appeals says a man who fell on an icy sidewalk outside the Shenandoah Medical Center in 2010 is entitled to some compensation for the pain he suffered.

A jury last year had awarded Zachary Robinson just over $4,300 for his medical bills but nothing for pain. He appealed.

The appeals court found the jury’s verdict inconsistent because it identified an injury and pain caused by the fall which it found the hospital partially liable for but failed to compensate Robinson for the pain stemming from the injury.

The court says the case should be sent back to Page County district court for a new determination of damages that includes compensation for pain.

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