OH - Bordas & Bordas Receives $500K Verdict in the Death of 80 Year Old Woman

By Bordas & Bordas, PLLC of Bordas and Bordas Attorneys, PLLC posted in Verdict on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Clairsville, OH — On May 9, 2014, a jury returned a verdict of
$500,000 in the Courtroom of Belmont County Common Pleas Court Judge
Frank Fregiato, in favor of Bordas & Bordas, PLLC client, Christine
R. Alexander and against the Country Club Retirement Center. The case
involved the disappearance of
Alexander’s 80-year-old mother, Luella Edge. Retirement home officials
found that Edge was missing from the home in the early morning hours of
April 30, 2010. Edge had resided in her Wheeling home for 58 years
before moving to the retirement center, where she stayed for one day
before she disappeared. A search for Edge was immediately organized by
Belmont County Sheriff Fred Thompson, which included search dogs,
family, and other civilians. The Country Club Retirement Center is
located in a wooded area in Bellaire, Ohio. On November 20, 2010, Edge’s
remains were found approximately 790 feet from the retirement home.
Bordas & Bordas partners Geoff Brown and Jamie Bordas represented
the family at trial. Brown said it is regrettable that Edge’s family
will have to live with the unfortunate consequences surrounding her
death. "It is even more unfortunate that the family had to go through
such tremendous stress and anxietyassociated with the disappearance of
Luella, especially when they trusted that she would be under constant
care at the Country Club Retirement Center," Brown said. "We were proud
to represent our clients in this case. Hopefully, this will help bring
about some change in the way that our older citizens are treated in
assisted living facilities," Jamie Bordas, managing partner of Bordas
and Bordas 

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"Although we cannot bring Ms. Edge back, we are happy that the jury
came to a rightful decision and that justice was served." This verdict
is one of many recent significant verdicts obtained by the Bordas firm
on behalf of clients, including previous verdicts such as $10,000,000
against The Personal Service Insurance Co. in Belmont County, Ohio;
$7,000,000 against American Electric Power Service Corporation and Ohio
Power Company in Timmons v. AEP; $5,800,000 against Ohio Power Company
in McLaughlin v. OPCO; $5,100,000 against Richard Gentile, M.D. in
Turkoly v. Gentile and over $2,700,000 in Brown v. Quicken Loans. Bordas
& Bordas is a plaintiff’s litigation law firm of 16 attorneys based
in Wheeling, West Virginia that also has offices in Moundsville, WV and
St. Clairsville, Ohio and practicing throughout the region in diverse
areas of law. For more information, please contact Geoff Brown, Jamie
Bordas, or Carrie Scanlon, Director of Communications and Philanthropy,
at 304.242.8410, or visit bordaslaw.com.


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