Shareholders Bob Boatman and Jeff Pyburn from the Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Wrongful Death team represented Jennifer Johe in a hard-fought and lengthy jury trial against rehab hospital, Sierra Tucson over the death of her son, Steven Johe. At trial, Jennifer was finally able to tell the story of her love for her son, of the mental health issues that he faced, and of Sierra Tucson’s failure to care for her son.
After a lengthy, hard-fought trial in which Sierra Tucson continued to argue it was not responsible for Steven’s death, Jennifer was awarded $5,000,000, one of the largest awards in the history of Arizona for a case of this type. Jennifer and her daughter Meredith are using the money she recovers to establish a foundation in Steven’s name.
The foundation will help families like hers find proper help and investigate the treatment facilities that provide care to their children.