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Oregon Jury Awards $1 Million in Punitive Damages for Slip and Fall

An 84-year old man was awarded approximately $1.6 million in a slip and fall lawsuit against a supermarket, $1 million of which was for punitive damages. The case stemmed from an incident in December 2014 when the plaintiff slipped on spilt liquid laundry detergent while walking along one of the aisles of the supermarket. Cause […]

Distracted Driving Auto Accidents on the Rise in Oregon

Traffic crashes continue to be a leading cause of death in the state of Oregon, which reported around 495 deaths due to auto accidents in 2016. While alcohol and speeding account for many of motor vehicle fatalities, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) said that distracted driving, particularly by using mobile phones is increasingly a […]

Portland’s Third Fatal Bicycle Accident in 10 Years

Another bicycle accident recently claimed the life of a female rider in Southeast Portland. The accident happened at the intersection of SE 82nd and Flavel, considered a high crash corridor where previous road crashes resulted in 2 prior fatalities and 8 serious injuries between 2005 and 2014. Police are still investigating the cause of the […]

Jury Awards $14 Million in Portland Truck Accident Case

A 57-year old man was recently awarded $13.5 million as compensation for injuries he sustained in a serious truck accident about a year ago. The accident occurred when a garbage truck made an illegal right turn as the plaintiff was crossing the street. The pedestrian light had the ‘walk’ signal which prompted the plaintiff to […]

Two Killed in Wintry Truck-Related Crash

The new year has started with a cold spell here in Oregon with temperatures well below average and the roads icier than usual. Unfortunately these icy conditions have also increased the number of accidents our state has experienced, many of them being fatal. For example, in mid-December 2016 a 2006 Toyota 4runner was traveling west […]

Employee Fired after Reporting Suspected Nursing Home Neglect

A former nursing assistant who worked in a Portland nursing home has filed a lawsuit against the facility after she was allegedly fired because she reported patient neglect. The former employee states that while she was on leave with the flu, other employees at the facility failed to provide proper care for her patient. When […]

Cyclist Dies in SE Portland Accident

A female cyclists tragically lost her life in a bicycle-related accident in early August 2016. According to witness statements and other evidence collected at the scene, the cyclist was traveling at 30 to 35 mph northbound on Mount Scott Boulevard when she made a westbound turn at the interchange at 112th Avenue. The driver of […]

Couple Recovers Damages Following Restaurant Slip-and-Fall Accident

A Pennsylvania jury recently awarded approximately $1.2 million in damages to a woman who injured her left knee as a result of a slip and fall accident in a famous bread restaurant. The plaintiff claimed that she slipped on a greasy substance while walking towards the restaurant’s restroom and landed on her knees. The fall […]

Jury Awards Damages against Toy Maker and Distributor for Child’s Brain Injury

A toy manufacturer and its distributor were recently ordered to pay damages in connection with a young child’s brain injury. The jury award is reportedly the first in several similar lawsuits involving a toxic toy that was manufactured in China. Toxic Toy Beads The toy is a craft kit with tiny candy-colored beads that children […]

Patient Files $22 Million Suit Against Surgeon Who Paralyzed Him

Near the end of the summer, a medical malpractice suit was filed against Oregon Health & Science University and its surgeon for paralyzing a patient during an operation to untether a pinched nerve. The plaintiff alleges that the surgeon twice dropped a surgical instrument onto his spinal cord during the surgery. As a result, the […]

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