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Largest verdict in state history against nursing home that abused a resident with Alzheimer’s. Epworth Villa was one of the most prestigious nursing home facilities in Oklahoma. An 80-year-old resident with end-stage Alzheimer’s was emotionally and physically abused by an employee who had received absolutely no training on the specialized needs of those suffering from Alzheimer’s.

 

Epworth Villa attempted to cover-up the truth by blaming an individual who was not employed at the facility. The attorney’s investigation revealed not only the employee who abused the client but also members of Epworth Villa’s management team who organized and participated in the attempted cover-up of the client’s abuse.

Five young girls were repeatedly violated and sexually abused by their children’s pastor at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene (“BFC”). Over the course of two and a half years, the attorney’s investigation was able to expose the cover-up, lies, and obstruction of the official police investigation by BFC, the Worldwide Nazarene Church, and Southern Nazarene University.

 

A confidential settlement was reached. In addition to compensation, the settlement required BFC and the Worldwide Nazarene Church to overhaul and improve screening, training, and education of the pastors and staff members of all Nazarene churches in North America in preventing, recognizing, and reporting the physical and sexual abuse of children. Also, a scholarship program was established for students attending SNU that had been victims of abuse or wanted to pursue a career in child advocacy.

A construction company was working in a rural area and their large trucks and machinery created damage on the road, making it extremely dangerous to other vehicles. The company failed to warn oncoming motorists of the hazard they created. The client was driving early in the morning and lost control of the vehicle due to the damaged roadway. As a result, the vehicle ran off the road and crashed into a wooded area. A vertebra in the client’s spine was fractured. The client endured spinal surgery and rehabilitation therapy. The case settled for the maximum amount allowed under the construction company’s insurance policy.
The details of this matter are subject to a confidentiality agreement.
A negligent driver ran a stop sign, injuring the client’s shoulder. The client’s rotator cuff was torn, which required surgery. The client also suffered lost wages due to the condition of the shoulder. The insurance company refused to pay for any medical costs or lost wages. A jury disagreed with the insurance company and ordered them to pay the client damages totaling $604,351.59.
Client was stopped at a red light when an inattentive driver crashed into the rear of the client’s vehicle. The client underwent elbow surgery and a procedure for carpal tunnel syndrome. Unfortunately, the negligent driver did not have insurance. The client had purchased uninsured motorist insurance. But the client’s own car company refused to pay for the client’s medical costs and other damages. Despite the opinion of numerous doctors, all stating the injuries were caused by the car wreck, the insurance company refused to uphold their obligation to pay for the damages. The jury found the insurance company to be in bad faith and ordered them to pay for all the damages.
Client was a child passenger in an ATV. The owner of the ATV negligently allowed two minors to drive the ATV without the parental consent of either kid. Naturally, the inexperienced and untrained minor driver wrecked the ATV. The vehicle rolled over and the passenger’s leg was broken.

Client owned a school bus and was an independent contractor with the local school board. For over 30 years ,the school district had hired the client to use his own school bus to transport kids to and from school. One morning on the way to school, while yielding to oncoming traffic, an inattentive driver rear-ended the bus. Thankfully, nobody was physically injured. But the distracted driver’s insurance company refused to pay for the damage to the client’s bus. Without a properly working bus, the client was unable to continue transporting kids to and from school.

 

Ultimately, the client was forced into early retirement. We brought a lawsuit to compensate the client for his loss of his job. The jury forced the insurance company to pay the bus driver for his damages.

Client’s vehicle was rear-ended while yielding to oncoming traffic. The client suffered a herniated disc which required injections into her spinal disc. The case settled for the maximum amount allowed under the at-fault driver’s insurance policy.
While stopped at a red light, the client’s vehicle was struck from behind by a distracted driver. As a result, the client’s hip was injured, which required medical treatment. The case settled for the maximum amount allowed under the insurance policies.
While stopped at a red light, the client’s vehicle was struck from behind by a distracted driver. As a result, the client’s shoulder was injured which required medical treatment. The case settled for the maximum amount allowed under the insurance policies.
While stopped at a red light, the client’s vehicle was struck from behind by a distracted driver. As a result, the client’s shoulder was injured which required medical treatment. The case settled for the maximum amount allowed under the insurance policies.
Client was driving down the road when a distracted driver (talking on cell phone) ran a red light and crashed into the client’s vehicle. Due to the collision, the client underwent conservative treatment for injuries to the neck. The case settled for the maximum amount allowed under the at-fault driver’s insurance policy.
Type of CaseAmount of Verdict/
Settlement
Sexual Abuse/ Church PedophileConfidential Settlement
Alzheimer’s/ Nursing Home Abuse15.2 Million Dollar Verdict
Insurance Dispute/ Bad Faith8.45 Million Dollar Settlement
Long-Term Care Insurance Policy
Dispute/ Bad Faith
5.7 Million Dollar Settlement 
Automobile Insurance Policy Dispute/ Bad Faith 5 Million Dollar Settlement 
Automobile Accident 4.1 Million Dollar Settlement
Wrongful Death/ Automobile Accident 3.7 Million Dollar Settlement
Wrongful Death/ Semi-Tractor/Trailer Accident 3.6 Million Dollar Settlement 
Wrongful Death/ Automobile Accident3.5 Million Dollar Settlement 
Sexual Abuse/ Alzheimer’s Abuse3.1 Million Dollar Settlement
Wrongful Death/ Automobile Accident2.75 Million Dollar Settlement
Brain Injury/ Automobile Accident2.25 Million Dollar Settlement 
Automobile Insurance Policy Dispute/ Bad Faith2 Million Dollar Settlement 

Dental Malpractice1.3 Million Dollar Verdict
Wrongful Death/ Premises Liability1.1 Million Dollar Settlement 
Automobile Insurance Policy Dispute/ Bad Faith1 Million Dollar Settlement 
Wrongful Death/ Products Liability1 Million Dollar Policy
Limits Settlement
Nursing Home Abuse/ Wrongful Death850,000 Dollar Settlement
Slip and Fall/ Premises Liability850,000 Dollar Settlement
Semi-Tractor/ Trailer Accident 775,000 Dollar Settlement
Products Liability750,000 Dollar Settlement
Premises Liability500,000 Dollar Settlement