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CTs and MRIs Miss Most Traumatic Brain Injuries

CTs and MRIs Miss Most Traumatic Brain Injuries

The most common brain imaging used in the hospital emergency rooms after a person sustains head trauma is a “CT” scan. Unfortunately, CT scans catch only 6-7% of mTBIs. In other words, in the great majority of cases where an injured person is given a brain CT, the images look “normal” when the person in fact has a brain injury.

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Campaign for Equal Justice: “Justice is a Right, Not a Privilege”

Campaign for Equal Justice: “Justice is a Right, Not a Privilege”

The Campaign for Equal Justice is the support organization for Oregon’s statewide Legal Aid programs, and its activities include an annual fund drive to raise money for Legal Aid. All of the attorneys at Corson & Johnson believe in the importance of access to justice, and the firm is recognized as “Defenders of Justice” by the Campaign for its level of support.

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Pro Bono Award To Lara Johnson

Pro Bono Award To Lara Johnson

The Lane County Bar Association (LCBA) recognized Lara Johnson with its 2021 Andrew Clement Pro Bono Award, which honors an individual who has provided exceptional service to persons of limited means

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Trials In The Time Of COVID

Trials In The Time Of COVID

With all of the uncertainties of the pandemic, it’s good to know that the courts have the ability to be flexible enough to figure out ways for trials to continue, even if they look somewhat different than they looked in the past.

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The Lawanda Manning Memorial School of Law Scholarship

The Lawanda Manning Memorial School of Law Scholarship

The Corson & Johnson Law Firm is proud to announce The Lawanda Manning Memorial School of Law Scholarship. This fund provides financial assistance to incoming first year law students at the University of Oregon School of Law from diverse backgrounds.

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2022 Best Law Firms Rankings for The Corson & Johnson Law Firm

2022 Best Law Firms Rankings for The Corson & Johnson Law Firm

The Corson & Johnson Law Firm was recognized in three practice areas in The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” metropolitan area 2022 rankings: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs.

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Forced Arbitration Hurts Women and Minorities

Forced Arbitration Hurts Women and Minorities

A new report examined the lack of diversity among arbitrators. Among the findings in the report: Women and minorities are more likely than white men to be forced into arbitration, while arbitrators are mostly male and overwhelmingly white.

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

As citizens of the United States, we celebrate Independence Day every 4th of July. But July 4, 1776 was not the date we won our independence; that took years of conflict and a much later peace treaty.

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Guiding Clients and Setting Expectations

Guiding Clients and Setting Expectations

The Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) has invited Don Corson to lead an attorney training session on “Guiding Clients and Setting Expectations” as part of their monthly New Lawyer Power Hour.

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Oregon Law Network – Meet Your Mentor Don Corson

Oregon Law Network – Meet Your Mentor Don Corson

Don is Partner at The Corson & Johnson Law Firm in Eugene. With over 30 years of experience, he represents people seriously injured or killed by defective products, industrial accidents, hospital system failures, serious vehicle and truck crashes, and other catastrophic incidents. For the past couple of years, Don has been a mentor for first year law students through the UO Law School program.

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2021 Best Law Firms Rankings for The Corson & Johnson Law Firm

2021 Best Law Firms Rankings for The Corson & Johnson Law Firm

Best Lawyers in America © recognized Lara Johnson with its 2021 Lawyer of the Year award for her work in Personal Injury Litigation for plaintiffs in Eugene. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, which sets this award apart from many review organizations.

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Lara Johnson: 2021 Lawyer of the Year Award

Lara Johnson: 2021 Lawyer of the Year Award

Best Lawyers in America © recognized Lara Johnson with its 2021 Lawyer of the Year award for her work in Personal Injury Litigation for plaintiffs in Eugene. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, which sets this award apart from many review organizations.

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Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias

Every one of us has unconscious biases, simply because of how the brain works. In an effort to make trials fairer, Oregon judges have created a video for all prospective trial jurors in Oregon.

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Oregon Supreme Court Overrules Human Loss Statutory Cap

Oregon Supreme Court Overrules Human Loss Statutory Cap

In an important victory for individual rights, the Supreme Court of Oregon has enforced Oregon’s constitutional requirement that “every man shall have remedy by due course of law for injury done him in his person.” This case is a win for the people of Oregon.

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Nursing Homes — Abuse Reporting

Nursing Homes — Abuse Reporting

Unfortunately, neglect and abuse of nursing home residents is all too common. Here in Oregon, the first step is to report suspected abuse or neglect to state authorities. Oregon law protects the confidentiality of all people reporting abuse and anyone who reports suspected abuse in good faith.

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Oregon Law Clarifies Elder Abuse Reporting

Oregon Law Clarifies Elder Abuse Reporting

The Elder Abuse Bill (House Bill 4151 in 2014, which amended several parts of the Oregon Revised Statutes) was passed by the Oregon Legislature based on the efforts of the Elder Abuse Work Group, which included our firm’s Lara Johnson.

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5 Tips to Getting A Fair Insurance Settlement

5 Tips to Getting A Fair Insurance Settlement

Insurance companies use a “3-D” strategy when responding to claims. They delay, deny, and defend in order to avoid paying out money. These five tips can help you “play the game” with your insurance company and get your claim settled the right way. 1. Inform your...

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9 Rules Insurance Companies Play By

9 Rules Insurance Companies Play By

Most of us pay insurance premiums–auto, health, and home, to name a few–to protect us in the case of  losses.  We expect the insurance companies to pay for what their policies promise, whether it’s our insurance policy or the insurance policy of the person or company...

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5 Steps to a Stronger Injury Case

5 Steps to a Stronger Injury Case

Most insurance companies try to pay as little money as possible to settle a claim with an injured person. Insurance companies are notorious for their “low ball” offers, which often fall far short of what a survivor needs to cover current and future losses. Many people...

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Elder Abuse Reporting

Elder Abuse Reporting

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson encouraging reporting of abuse of elderly clients in care facilities or private homes.

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No Excuse for Elder Abuse

No Excuse for Elder Abuse

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson discussing a movement in Oregon that helps protect elderly citizens from abuse or neglect.

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Personal Injury Claims for Children

Personal Injury Claims for Children

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson discussing cases where his firm has represented injured children. TRANSCRIPT JOEL This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don, what happens when a personal...

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Civil Justice System Protects People’s Rights

Civil Justice System Protects People’s Rights

This segment of The Law and You gives insight and context to the often shrill claim that we are a lawsuit-crazed society, pointing out that the number of lawsuits has been decreasing over time and the criticism about huge jury awards has been overblown. TRANSCRIPT...

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Personal Injury Cases-How The Law Works

Personal Injury Cases-How The Law Works

This segment of The Law and You informs about the stages involved in a personal injury case and how a qualified personal injury attorney will help you determine the strength of your case, often without cost to you. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and...

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Statutes of Limitation

Statutes of Limitation

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury attorney Don Corson discussing how statutes of limitation work in a civil case and how acting quickly in such cases can make all the difference. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with...

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Personal Injury Cases Bring Change and Help Others

Personal Injury Cases Bring Change and Help Others

This segment of The Law and You explores how personal injury cases often not only bring justice to the injured person but also prompt changes that help others avoid the same pain and suffering. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene...

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Degree of Fault Is Critical

Degree of Fault Is Critical

This segment of The Law and You focuses on the evolution of the concept of liability or fault in determining who wins and for how much in civil justice cases. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don, what happens...

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