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Jury Finds Health Care System Negligent–$12.2 Million Verdict

After a three-week trial, a Lane County jury assessed damages of $12.2 million against a multi-state health care system that caused severe brain damage to our client, Lee, by administering 18 times the prescribed dose of a powerful heart medication. As a result of the medication overdose, Lee’s heart stopped sending blood and oxygen to […]

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Underinsured Motorist Cases and Injured Policyholder Benefits

Over the years, we have handled many personal injury cases for people seriously hurt in vehicle collisions that were caused by uninsured or underinsured drivers. Many of our clients were left with significant medical bills and loss of income. Often our client had purchased extra insurance to cover such losses, but their insurance company denied […]

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Anticipatory Release Law Still Evolving in Oregon

Many businesses attempt to immunize themselves from the consequences of their future misconduct by using language that attempts to give them a license to harm others without being held accountable. Sometimes those waiver or release provisions are on the backs of tickets or stubs. Oregon is still working through the implications of Bagley v. Mt. […]

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June 2016 Tort Tips

Download PDF Are You Missing Out on State-Mandated Auto Insurance Benefits? Better auto insurance provisions for Underinsured Motorist (UIM) and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) are in effect, but only if your policy has been started or renewed after January 1, 2016. Those better provisions include “get what you pay for” UIM benefits (sometimes called “stacking”) […]

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Local Man Killed by an Uninsured Impaired Driver

A local man was driving between work sites when he was killed by a driver who crossed the center line and collided head-on with him. The other driver was found to be using methamphetamine, and was sentenced to prison. On the civil law side, the family thought they were left without any compensation because the […]

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