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Man dragged from United flight takes initial steps to file suit
Friday, April 28th, 2017

  The man who was forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight is taking the initial steps to file a lawsuit against the airline. Attorneys for Dr. David Dao have filed a motion in Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois and have requested that United keep surveillance videos, incident reports, and passenger and crew lists. The […]

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise – and most are men
Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Male pedestrians struck by cars are twice as likely as women to die from their injuries, according to journal Injury Prevention. Why?

Bills bills bills!
Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Health insurance companies and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) file liens against people injured in car accidents. A lawyer can help.

Car Design Impacts Pedestrian Safety
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Pedestrian safety features are now a factor in the exterior design of cars, trucks and SUVs

Window Fall Prevention
Monday, April 30th, 2012

Over the weekend, there was a breaking news story of a Vancouver toddler who climbed out a third floor bedroom window, made his way onto the roof, and fell to the ground.  The child has been listed in good condition as of Sunday evening. Thankfully, this incident had a happy ending, but it could have […]

The Real Risks of Wisdom Tooth Removal
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

The recent death of a teenager during a common surgical procedure has prompted a national conversation about the removal of wisdom teeth (third molars).  Deaths like this – hypoxia from oxygen deprivation – are rare, but serious risks are inherent in any surgical procedure. Ten million wisdom teeth are extracted in the U.S. each year. […]

Patient Risks in Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Everyone knows, or should know, that there is risk inherent in any surgical procedure. It seems that fewer people are aware of the risks in non-surgical cosmetic procedures like Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections or laser treatments.  People who wouldn’t consider a traditional face lift – which can leave patients with permanent scarring and damage, and […]

Dangerous Ingredients in Dietary Supplements
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Increased risk of heart attack or stroke, kidney failure, liver damage, depression and addiction are just a few of the reported problems caused by tainted products sold openly as dietary supplements. Marketing drugs as supplements is illegal, and can pose very serious health risks.  There are two big problems inherent in the dietary supplement industry: […]

New Report on Medical Errors: Wrong-Site Surgery
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Last year I posted an update on a frightening trend: surgery being performed on the wrong body part, or even on the wrong patient. Since then, an ophthalmologist here in Portland operated on the wrong eye of a 4-year-old. This should never happen: in 2004, the Joint Commission (the group that certifies health care providers) […]

Frivolous Lawsuits in the News
Friday, June 17th, 2011

A few months ago I blogged about the famous McDonald’s coffee case, one of the most recognized personal injury lawsuits in America. This story has been back in the news lately because HBO is airing a documentary called Hot Coffee.  It was this case that led to the formation of a collective belief based on […]