Garth Brooks Wins Hospital Lawsuit
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Garth Brooks[/lastfm] has won the lawsuit against an Oklahoma hospital that failed to use his donation to build a women’s health center in honor of his late mother.
Garth donated $500,000 to Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital with the understanding that they would build a women’s health center in honor of his mother, Colleen Brooks, who died of cancer in 1999.
The jury ruled that the hospital was in breach of its contract and have ordered them to pay $1,000,000, including the original donation and an additional $500,000 in punitive damages.
Garth called the jurors his heroes and said, “I no longer feel like I’m crazy.”
Following the judgment, Integris spokesman Hardy Watkins said, “Obviously, we are disappointed, particularly with the jury’s decision to award damages above and beyond the $500,000. We’re just glad to see the case come to a resolution.”