Headline Victories

Jury awards $800,000 to child who lost ability to walk as a result of a school district’s violation of IEP

Foster Smith was 10 years old and suffering from muscular dystrophy when his family negotiated an individualized education program (IEP) with the Reynolds School District, which required that a teacher or an aide provide “close standby supervision” whenever Foster was walking. All involved understood that because of his illness, he was at high risk of fracturing a leg if he … Continue reading

Cayla Wilson’s “Landmark Recovery”: $9.3 million

On February 5, 2014, after three weeks of trial, Kafoury & McDougal settled the case of Cayla Wilson v. Clackamas County and the City of Portland for $9.3 million.  It was the largest injury settlement ever against any governmental entity in the State of Oregon. The settlement funds will be put into trust, and administered by a court-appointed conservator. Cayla … Continue reading

Ambulance Sex Abuse Victim Awarded $3.25 million

In a case that generated an enormous amount of media attention, Royshekka Herring sued AMR Ambulance Company for having been sexually abused on the way to the hospital by an ambulance attendant, Lannie Haszard. Haszard was the only one of 500 local AMR attendants who had ever received a complaint of sexual misconduct, and he had had three such complaints … Continue reading