Catastrophic Injury

Water Collision Causes Permanent Brain Injuries

It was a beautiful summer afternoon on the Blue River Reservoir in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascades. The Smiths* had planned a great day on their powerboat, pulling friends on a kneeboard. On another part of the reservoir, John* was looking forward to a quiet day of fishing on his inflatable fishing raft. Within seconds, […]

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The Painful Side of Getting Your Head in the Game

By Lara Johnson Concussions and brain injuries have been a hot topic in professional and college sports lately with the majority of attention focused on the dangers suffered by the men who play football. Let’s just focus on college athletics. If you had to guess, which college athletes do you think have the highest rates […]

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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 before” […]

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