Bolton v. Caine – Case Brief Summary (Maine)

In Bolton v. Caine, 584 A.2d 615, 618 (Me. 1990), the Court held that a physician's failure to provide critical information to his patient constituted a breach of duty to avoid emotional harm to a patient. Bolton, 584 A.2d at 618.

The Court explained that a factfinder could find it foreseeable that a patient might suffer psychological harm as the result of her physician's breach of duty to inform her of critical information relevant to a potential life-threatening illness. Id.