Catastrophic Injury

Hospital Medication Error Causes Father’s Severe Brain Damage

A Lane County jury has assessed damages of $12.2 million against a hospital system and doctors that caused severe brain damage to a father of five by administering 18 times the prescribed dose of a heart medication. Lee Lyman, 56, of Springfield, was the victim of a drug medication error “of a magnitude never seen […]

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CDC Puts Spotlight on Traumatic Brain Injury

Having represented people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) for many years, I respect the importance of rehabilitation. With evolving news about military veterans and certain athletes, everyone is becoming more aware of these issues. It’s a long road for many people, and we still have a long road ahead before TBI is fully understood. With […]

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Larry Woody: Truck Accident Results in Permanent Blindness

What started as an ordinary drive for Larry Woody resulted in a catastrophic injury that would affect him for the rest of his life. Larry was driving on I-5 when he spotted a tractor-trailer rig moving at top speed, crossing the median and coming right at him. Although he did his best to reduce the severity of the impact, the crash resulted in Larry becoming permanently blind.

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Being Safe on the Water

In 2013, 77% of fatal boating accidents were a result of drowning. 84% of those fatalities were not wearing a life jacket. 84% of those fatalities were not wearing a life jacket. In 2010, Oregon added stricter laws regarding the use of personal flotation devices on the water.

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