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Texas couple awarded $42 million over faulty vehicle repairs
Monday, October 16th, 2017

On December 21, 2013, Matthew and Marcia Seebachans were traveling to visit family for the holidays when they were struck head-on by a pickup truck that had hydroplaned. Their 2010 Honda Fit caught on fire and the roof collapsed while the couple was trapped inside the car. Matthew’s feet were wedged beneath the driver’s pedals, […]

IF YOUR SPOUSE IS INJURED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. . . AND YOU ARE THE DRIVER
Friday, October 6th, 2017

If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a car crash as an innocent passenger, a driver in another car might be responsible. Sometimes, though, the passenger’s driver is responsible. In Oregon, if your spouse is a passenger in a motor vehicle in which you are the driver, and you cause a crash, […]

Wrongful death case involving woman’s surgery settled for $5.5 million
Friday, October 6th, 2017

In 2013, April Strange, a 33-year-old woman from central Illinois, had an elective surgery to remove a non-cancerous growth from her liver. During the operation, the doctor used a surgical stapler to cut a blood vessel but did not seal the vessel. As a result, Mrs. Strange went into cardiac arrest from the blood loss […]

Mother suing over son’s alcohol-related fatal crash
Friday, September 29th, 2017

Yolanda Rook is suing multiple parties over the death of her 17-year-old son, Liam Maclachlan. Liam was killed while he was riding a motorized scooter in January of 2017 in Florida. According to the Palm Beach Post, Ms. Rook alleges that a 35-year-old man, Troy Fike, served her son alcohol on the night of his […]

What you need to know about Oregon’s new distracted driving law
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

  Starting on October 1, 2017, Oregon’s new distracted driving law will go into effect. According to The Oregonian, the law prohibits drivers from using their phone or any mobile electronic device from any function that requires the driver to hold or touch the device. Prior to this law, Oregon statute contained a loophole that […]

$3 million settlement over suicide of man on antidepressants
Friday, September 15th, 2017

In 2010, Stewart Dolin began taking the antidepressant paroxetine, the generic form of Paxil. Five days after he started the prescription, the 57-year-old Chicago lawyer threw himself in front of a train and committed suicide. His wife, Wendy Dolin, believes that her husband suffered from akathisia, a state of acute psychological and physical agitation, which […]

Revived concerns over safety of certain Jeep models following fatal crash
Friday, September 8th, 2017

  Vicki Hill from Ohio was driving to work in her 2007 Jeep Liberty when she was rear-ended at a stop light. The fuel from her vehicle caught fire and firefighters were unable to rescue her from her Jeep because of the strength of the flames. Hill died due to injuries sustained in the incident. […]

Jury awards $417 million in case linking Johnson’s Baby Powder to cancer
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

A receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder for decades was recently awarded $417 million in damages by a Los Angeles jury. This could be the largest award in a lawsuit that links ovarian cancer to talcum powder. Eva Echeverria is one of thousands of women who sued Johnson & Johnson over […]

Suit filed over death of infant in hospital bed
Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Monica Thompson, who unintentionally smothered her newborn baby in a hospital bed in 2012, has filed a nearly $9 million lawsuit against Portland Adventist Medical Center. Thompson blames the hospital for placing her son in bed with her to breastfeed in the middle of the night while she was heavily medicated following a Caesarean section. […]

Class-action lawsuit filed against largest senior assisted living company in the US
Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Four families of nursing home residents mounted a federal class-action lawsuit last week against Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and its facilities for elder financial abuse, fraud and violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The company is accused of prioritizing profits over care for elders with physical disabilities and dementia. The families filing the lawsuit have […]

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