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A jury in a state court in Oklahoma City has awarded a $26 million verdict to the plaintiff in a case involving denial of coverage for proton beam therapy for squamous carcinoma of the throat.

The jury awarded the damages, in the District Court for Oklahoma County, in connection with a finding that the insurer had recklessly disregarded its duty to deal fairly and in good faith with the Cunninghams, according to lawyers for the plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs in the case are Ron Cunningham and the estate of Ron Cunningham’s wife, Orrana Cunningham. Orrana Cunningham died in 2015.

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