Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death: Gravel Truck Hits Motorcyclist

Motorcyclist Kevin Peschel was killed by a gravel truck that suddenly turned in front of him. One of the issues in the case was whether the truck driver could see Kevin if he had been looking. The collision happened at the crest of a small hill that impaired the view of some drivers who could […]

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Allergy Medication Kills Healthy Woman

Cardiac risks of Hismanal (aka, allergy med Astemizole) were well-known within the scientific community, but patients were not alerted. The prescription proved deadly to a woman with no known heart complications.

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Improper Large Truck Loading Causes Death of Commercial Truck Driver

A Nevada family lost its loved family member, Gregory, when a tractor-trailer rig lost its cargo of hay bales on Highway 58 here in Oregon. Gregory was a commercial truck driver. The hay bales crashed into the cab of Gregory’s truck and killed him. What’s worse, the tractor-trailer should have never been on the road in the first place.

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Defective Automobile Tire: Wrongful Death

Don Corson represented an Oregon widow and her four children in a $1.87 million federal wrongful death case. The jury returned a unanimous verdict against the manufacturer of a defective tire that exploded, causing a fatal collision. Prosecution of the case involved extensive investigation, working with law enforcement agencies, mechanical engineers, experts in tire design, […]

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