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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…

Do you drive with your dog in your lap?
Friday, June 14th, 2013

Dogs in the car can be very distracting to the driver, and very unsafe. But there is one more really good reason to put pets in back…

Police and pedestrians
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Police enforcement of pedestrian crosswalks improves safety for up to a year. Watch this video of a dangerous pedestrian crossing in Southeast Portland…

Ford Expands Air Bag Recall for F150 Trucks; National HIghway Traffic Adminisitration Offers Email Notification System for Recall Alerts
Monday, April 18th, 2011

    A recall originally announced by Ford in February because of defective airbags in its F150 trucks has expanded by more than one million vehicles.  The original recall claimed the defect was found only in 150,000 F-150 trucks from the 2005-2006 model years.  Under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford initiated a […]