A post-traumatic stress disorder claim in New York state court, filed by a woman who received an electric shock when she came to the aid of an East Village resident who was fatally electrocuted when she stepped on a metal grate, will go forward, following a Manhattan judge’s denial of Consolidated Edison’s motion for summary judgment.

Supreme Court Justice Judith J. Gische ruled that because “danger invites rescue,” the electric company can be held liable for creating the peril that plaintiff Siobhan Cronin sought to relieve.

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