Woman Sues Abusive Husband ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Woman Sues Abusive Husband

A woman has been awarded $500,000 in damages after suing her husband for the physical and mental abuse she suffered while married to him. Ernest John Lofgren pleaded guilty to assault and battery after assaulting his wife Deborah Martin, (SEP03) and served eight weeks in jail. Before the divorce finalized, Deborah sued her husband for causing her to suffer a broken cheekbone, broken nose and dislocated jaw, as well as severe dental injuries. Jurors in Fairfax County ordered Ernest to pay $550,000 in part for the extensive bills to repair her face, and, according to the jurors, to make a statement that domestic violence is intolerable.

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