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Wrongful death lawsuit for Duke Energy employee settled
Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The family of Keith Jester received a nearly $28 million verdict in the lawsuit they filed over Jester’s death while he was climbing a utility pole that collapsed. Jester was a senior lineman and trainer for Duke Energy Ohio. In 2014, Keith Jester climbed a utility pole with another employee to replace a utility line […]

Widow of man crushed by shipping container files lawsuit
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

On August 15, 2016, Jorge Gomez, an employee of H&M International Transportation, was operating a lifting machine at his work site when a cargo container fell on the vehicle he was operating in Jersey City, New Jersey. Gomez’s body was crushed and he was pronounced dead at the scene. His widow Carmen Rosa Gomez has […]

Should our children’s school bus have seat belts?
Thursday, December 29th, 2016

In the wake of the Chattanooga school bus crash, should we consider installing seat belts on school buses?   Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, a school bus crashed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing six elementary students and injuring over a dozen more. The school bus driver, Johnthony Walker, has been charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment […]

Avoiding Toy Hazards: What to look out for while holiday shopping
Thursday, November 24th, 2016

This year OSPIRG, a consumer protection watchdog organization, released their 31st annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, highlighting toy hazards on store shelves this holiday season. The report notes five common toy hazards that cause thousands of injuries to children each year: choking hazards, toxic hazards, ingestion hazards, fire hazards and laceration hazards. Choking is the leading cause […]

This Saturday: Safe Kids Day at the Oregon Zoo
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

D’Amore Law Group is a proud sponsor of Safe Kids Day at the Oregon Zoo, free with zoo admission on May 4, 2013 – read more

Saving lives and saving money: the real worth of injury and violence prevention
Friday, April 12th, 2013

Driving and road safety, kids health and safety, and public health: the best resources for Oregon, Washington for National Public Health Week

One unexpected way your distracted driving could be tragic
Friday, May 11th, 2012

It happens every year, usually starting in the spring. 38 children die each year in hot cars. Most were accidentally left in the vehicle by parents or caregivers.   Parents think it can never happen to them:  how could you be so careless as to forget your baby in the car? But the majority of these tragic deaths […]

The most important thing you can do for your family today
Monday, April 23rd, 2012

It’s very simple. Check your smoke detectors.    Let the recent spate of home fires in Oregon and Washington remind you to take this one simple step for the safety of your home and family. A Milwaukie family lost everything in a fire that decimated their home. The Clackamas fire department said the family’s lives […]

Car Makers Moving Towards “Self-driving” Vehicles
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Volvo has a pedestrian detection system that brakes automatically. Ford sells a car that parallel parks itself using sensors. The first versions of automatic braking systems prevented 25% of low-speed crashes. And now autonomous – or “self-driving” – cars are coming to a highway near you.  According to a CNN report, recent improvements in auto […]

Protecting Young Athletes through Hit Counts
Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) has just released Hit Counts­, a report that advocates taking unprecedented steps to protect young athletes from concussions and traumatic brain injuries. The report suggests that “the fastest and most effective path to safer youth sports is to regulate the amount of brain trauma that a child is allowed to […]