Understanding a Wrongful Death Claim in Oregon

Understanding a Wrongful Death Claim in Oregon A wrongful death claim is submitted on behalf of someone who dies because of the negligence or recklessness of another person. The person who submits this claim is someone from the surviving person’s family (most often the surviving spouse, parent or children).  A wrongful death lawsuit is one … Read More

Family of Nursing Home Resident Killed in Accident Sues for Damages

The relatives of a woman who died in a Deschutes County retirement facility are now suing the facility for damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Learn more below about the accident and the duties of care held by Oregon nursing homes. The recent lawsuit was filed by the surviving family members of Wilmetta June Cornell, who … Read More

Family Sues Landlord for Wrongful Death

An Eastern Oregon family is suing their landlord after an electrical fire resulted in the death of their 8-year-old son. In July 2016 the five-person family were asleep when the smoke alarm went off. The father got out of bed and saw a large fire in the living room. The parents managed to get their … Read More

Nursing Home Neglect Case Filed Against Care Facility

An Oregon nursing home is in the middle of a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the death of an elderly couple who allegedly died due to nursing home negligence. The plaintiff, who is the surviving daughter of the decedent couple, is seeking over $2 million in damages against the nursing home and its hospice … Read More

Argument Between Southeast Portland Neighbors Results in Wrongful Death Claim

Neighborly disputes are not uncommon, but what is uncommon is for them to turn fatal. Unfortunately for one Southeast Portland man, voicing his concern regarding a speeding neighbor ultimately ended his life. A few days before his death, Dean Anthony Kuntz visited the Landis residence and spoke to the wife about her husband’s speeding in … Read More

Teens to Be Sentenced in Racing Death in Eugene OR

Two Springfield Oregon teens will soon face sentencing for killing a bystander while racing their cars down a residential road at more than 100 mph.  One of the teens swerved to avoid a pedestrian and struck the other vehicle.  Full details are below. Two 17-year-old Springfield boys are to be sentenced Tuesday in the death … Read More

Veteran’s Suicide Led to $1.3M Wrongful-Death Claim

The demand for better and more substantial mental health care and practices continues to grow across this nation, particularly for our veterans. One instance caught not only statewide attention, but also nationwide notoriety, when veteran Jon Jacobsen, 50, chose to jump to his death from the roof of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Portland, … Read More

Assistance for a Deceased Loved One’s Survivor

When an individual is killed by the negligent or wrongful acts of another person or entity, the survivors of that individual can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or entity that caused the death. These suits can be anything from holding a school responsible for failing to notice and treat a child’s medical … Read More

Portland Teens Killed in Commercial Truck Accident

A commercial truck accident killed two Portland teenagers earlier this month, reported news station KOIN.  The crash occurred on Highway 47 north of Forest Grove during the morning of April 7, 2014.  The driver of the truck was not injured.  The report indicates that law enforcement had not yet determined precisely how the accident occurred. Sometimes … Read More