K&M in the News

Off-Duty Portland Cops Face Yet Another Excessive Force Lawsuit

Portland Police officers attacked a mother at a wedding, beating and stripping her nude to her waist in front of her family, the mother claims in a lawsuit claiming battery and police brutality filed by Kafoury & McDougal. Jessica Stradley was at a wedding with her husband and six-year-old daughter when another attendee falsely accused her of stealing her wallet. … Continue reading

Arborist Pulled Head-First Into Woodchipper

A 35-year-old father of three suffered brain injuries and a crushed skull when he was pulled into a faulty woodchipper head-first. The machine lacked basic safety functions like an automatic shut-off, the man claims in a $16.7 million lawsuit. Noly Chouinard was pruning trees at work and grinding the limbs in a wood chipper when a rope on the ground … Continue reading

Second Medical Clinic Let Nurse Aid Abuse Elderly Women

  A nursing assistant who is serving a 25-year sentence for sexually abusing elderly women may have assaulted many more women than have already come forward, now that allegations have surfaced that he also abused women at his former employer West Hills Health Rehabilitation Center. Kafoury & McDougal has already brought a lawsuit on behalf of 4 women against Providence … Continue reading

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