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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 […]

First case against AbbVie Inc. in series of AndroGel lawsuits goes to trial
Friday, June 30th, 2017

Earlier this month, AbbVie Inc. faced its first test trial in over 4,000 cases filed against the company for overselling testosterone replacement drug AndroGel and for failing to warn of its potential side effects. AndroGel is a topical treatment for low testosterone. The first plaintiff, Jeffrey Konrad, suffered a heart attack in 2010 that he […]

Injuries or death caused by airlines
Monday, June 12th, 2017

Our office frequently reviews claims for injuries received on airline flights, private planes and helicopters.  Air travel—far from the romantic images of the past—exposes families and business people to the hazards of an industry constantly cutting corners with safety and training. Stories of passengers injured by harsh or careless actions surface nearly daily.  While commercial […]

CMS Finally Limits Nursing Home Binding Arbitration Clauses
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Choosing to put a loved one into a care facility, whether that be an around-the-clock nursing home or a semi-independent assisted living facility, is a difficult and emotional process. For some it may be a relief that an aging loved one will receive the care that they need. Leaving them in the care of strangers at […]

Former Portland Electrician Sues City For $800,000
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Heather Kowitz, a former Portland electrician, just filed a massive federal lawsuit against the city, claiming that she was fired and discriminated against for her sexual orientation, citing the perceived disability and unlawful employment practices she experienced while employed with the city. Kowitz believes that her bosses believed she was mentally impaired, and the victim […]

Video explains “the most widely misunderstood story in America”
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

New short video about the “hot coffee” case that became a punchline for jokes about personal injury lawyers and high jury verdicts in the U.S.

Police plan to reduce pedestrian accidents
Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Portland police are cracking down on walkers and drivers who break the law, in an effort to curb the rise of pedestrian and traffic fatalities…

Sexual abuse in hospitals?
Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Recent cases of sexual abuse by doctors and nurses in Oregon hospitals in Portland and in The Dalles show that abusers are being protected…