Tort Tips

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Wrongful Death: Assisted Living Facility Negligence

Nursing home negligence is a huge concern because of the impact it has on families. In one such case, we represented a local family whose 94-year-old mother resided in an assisted living facility. She had developed post-polio syndrome as a young adult but her condition did not prevent her from raising two children as a […]

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April 2015 Tort Tips

Be Careful What You (Don’t) Ask For: Jury Instructions The Oregon Court of Appeals recently issued its opinion in Lenn v. Baldwin, 269 Or App 189 (2015). Lenn is a legal negligence case, but it is more generally a cautionary tale about requested jury instructions. In Lenn, the plaintiffs alleged that their attorney in a […]

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Impact of Local Laws on Dog Attacks

Children injured by dogs sometimes have little recourse against a dog owner. Ordinarily, the child’s representative would need to prove that the owner was negligent in allowing the dog to bite. Some local governments, however, have laws regarding liability for dogs that bite while off-leash on another person’s property.

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Improper Care Leads to Nursing Home Death

With more and more Oregonians living longer and with more serious health issues, nursing home neglect and abuse is an increasingly important issue. We recently helped the family of a 59-year old man who died following a short admission to a Memory Care Center.

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Defendant Dies During Litigation

A defendant may pass away after a complaint is filed. If there is no probate otherwise opened, the plaintiff may need to petition the probate court to open an estate for the deceased defendant to allow the case to continue. We recently created an estate proceeding for a deceased defendant while we represented a local […]

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