$108 Million Lawsuit Verdict, Wrongful Death
Gail and Darrell Mans.field v. John Horner, Caleb Horner and Amber Leathers, 2012, Jackson County, MO Circuit Court
One of the largest verdicts ever awarded in Missouri, a jury held a former Lee’s Summit, MO police officer, his brother and their religious cult followers responsible for the death of the officer’s wife andtheir stillborn child. After a botched home-birth, the defendants_ citing religious beliefs_ kept the woman from receiving medical attention. The woman, whose parents filed the suit, died 31 days later. During the trial, our lawyers introduced evidence that proved the cult leaders brainwashed the woman, Misty Mansfield, and convinced her to have an athome birth with no pre-natal care or doctor visits during the pregnancy.