Mills & Cahill Wins $10 Million Verdict

Attorney John Mills and Attorney Maria Cahill of Mills & Cahill Law Firm, received a jury verdict in the matter of Kathleen Case, Administrator of the Estate of Scott Case v. The Connecticut Institute for the Blind d/b/a Oak Hill, et al, Docket No. UWY CV-18- 6040435-S.

Scott Case was a resident at the Oak Hill Group Home in Watertown, Connecticut, for approximately 8 months before he was found dead.

The case was a wrongful death action based on the negligence of the group home staff.

There was also a punitive aspect due to a violation of the CT Patient Bill of Rights, C.G.S 19a-550, which allowed the jury to consider punitive damages if they found that Scott was deprived of his right to receive quality care and services due to the staff’s reckless disregard of those rights. 

After hearing 10 days of evidence and deliberating for approximately 2 ½ days, the jury returned a verdict yesterday of $10 million dollars awarding non-economic damages of $4 million dollars and punitive damages of $6 million against Oak Hill.

The Case family is an amazing family. Scott was a Special Olympian who participated and won gold and silver medals in swimming in both the Special Olympics and the World Games. It was a tragic loss.

The defendant Oak Hill denied all fault from the inception of this case, which was first brought in April 2018. The Case family was finally given the justice they deserved.