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Dunajski v. Mohave Mental Health Clinic

Wednesday March 22, 2017

PHOENIX, AZ (March 22, 2017) – Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce Charles M. Callahan and Daniel O. King obtained a defense verdict for their client, a Kingman, Arizona mental health clinic, after a six (6) day jury trial.

Our client was sued by a Security Director of a nearby hospital. Plaintiff alleged that the mental health clinic negligently allowed an involuntarily committed mental health patient to elope from the facility.  When the patient left the facility he went to the nearby hospital and was confronted by Plaintiff.  An altercation between Plaintiff and the patient ensued, and Plaintiff alleged that he sustained low back injuries in the altercation which eventually resulted in a spinal fusion surgery. 

Plaintiff claimed that he was permanently disabled as a result of his injuries and sought $162,000 in medical expenses, $300,000 in future medical expenses, $1M in future loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering damages.  The jury deliberated 2 hours and returned a defense verdict.

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