K&M in the News

St. Vincent Nurse Receives 25 Year Sentence In Sexual Abuse Case

The criminal proceedings in the sexual abuse case against Adeladilew Mekonen came to a close last week, resulting in a 25-year sentence for the former Providence St. Vincent nursing assistant. Mekonen, who was arrested in September, was indicted on 28 charges relating to the sexual abuse of a dozen former patients. Despite previous allegations against the nurse dating back to June 2016, … Continue reading

Former Kaiser nurse pleads guilty to sexually abusing five women

Alex Matthew Woolner, a former Kaiser Permanente nurse, pled guilty to multiple criminal charges including invasion of privacy and sexual abuse. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for sexually abusing five young women between the ages of 18 and 20 who were patients of Woolner last year. Kafoury and Mcdougal represents eight of Woolner’s victims, … Continue reading

K&M Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit against Providence St. Vincent

A Providence St. Vincent certified nursing assistant has been charged with raping an 87-year-old woman in early September, 2016. The CNA, Adeladilew A. Mekonen, has reportedly confessed his guilt. Washington County Sheriffs report that a number of other victims now have come forward. In June, a 94-year-old woman accused Mekonen, 34, of sexually molesting her. The hospital briefly put Mekonen … Continue reading

Abusive Neurosurgeon Glenn Keiper Slapped With $1.4 Million Verdict

A Eugene spinal surgeon will have to pay for sexually harassing a former employee, after Kafoury & McDougal convinced a jury that the doctor’s abuse forced her to quit. Neurosurgeon Glenn Keiper inappropriately touched and sexually harassed Chere Bergstrom over the six years she worked for him as a scrub tech. The jury found neurosurgeon Keiper committed battery, sexual harassment … Continue reading

Woman and her stepdaughter wrongly accused by Safeway employees

A family is struggling to rebuild their reputation because of a grocery store’s false accusations. Employees at the Safeway in Lincoln City handed a video of an innocent woman and her stepdaughter to police, claiming it was footage of a shopper who paid with a stolen credit card. Several news outlets had published the innocent family’s photos, reported them as … Continue reading

Jury awards $576,000 against Praxair for industrial site injury

A Portland Federal jury late Thursday unanimously returned a verdict of $576,456.83 in the case of Firestone v. Praxair, Inc. after a three day trial before Judge Papak. Mark McDougal and Jason Kafoury of Kafoury & McDougal represented Mr. Firestone. Defense counsel was Nicholas Wheeler from Cosgrave Vergeer Kester. Mr. Firestone was 29 at the time of the incident and … Continue reading

Teacher at Liberty High School in Hillsboro Faces Sex Crime Charges

Gregg Martin Jensen, a teacher at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, was charged on May 5, 2014, with using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct, and second degree sex abuse. Jensen was already facing charges of sexual abuse and encouraging child sex abuse. The question of civil liability arises whenever a predator emerges from an institution which … Continue reading

Jury Awards $1.62 Million Against Safeway Store for Slip and Fall

Verdict Includes $1 Million in Punitive Damages Late Friday afternoon, a Portland jury issued a punishing verdict against a Safeway store in the case of an 85-year- old customer who suffered a fractured femur when he slipped on spilled liquid detergent that an assistant manager described as being “throughout the store.” Christopher Armstrong-Stevenson was a regular shopper at the St. … Continue reading

K&M Files Lawsuit Over Dangerous Highway Ramp

The state of Oregon didn’t fix the on-ramp to Highway 217 despite a slew of wrecks caused by a defective metal joint, according to 15 motorists who are being represented by Kafoury & McDougal. The plaintiffs in the case all suffered injuries from accidents caused by the unsafe joint between April and June of 2014. The claims add up to … Continue reading