Before a fight in August 2011, Jeffrey Childers took out his dentures – a set he had had for 20 years. He took a beating and ended up unconscious.
By the time the fight was done and police arrived, the dentures were gone. Childers, who was the victim of an assault, was initially awarded $319 for medical expenses but in March 2014 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected a request for money to cover the dentures and other items due to the “lack of supporting documentation.”
The Court of Claims of Ohio on Tuesday reversed that decision.
The court sent the case back to DeWine to calculate the economic damages Childers suffered in the assault, including a new set of dentures.
The Court of Claims hears appeals to attorney general decisions on claims under the crime victims compensation fund.
Childers, of Alliance in northeastern Ohio, represented himself in the claim. He has been without dentures for three years while seeking crime victim money.
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