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  • City Commissioner Nick Fish Writes Op-Ed in Support of Legal Services Corporation

    || 14-Apr-2017

    Following the President of the United States’ proposal to defund the Legal Services Corporation (LCS), Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish wrote an Op-Ed piece for Street Roots supporting the program. Fish has been a longtime supporter of the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) , an organization Paulson Coletti attorney Jane Paulson serves on the board of and that that fights to ensure every ...
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  • 2016 Was the Most Dangerous Year on American Roads to Date

    || 15-Nov-2016

    According to preliminary data from the National Safety Council, 2016 was the deadliest year on American roads to date. The previous number was 32,000 – that is, annual deaths caused by traffic crashes [1] . Preliminary data from the NSC is challenging that, suggesting that as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016 [2] . Compared to the previous year’s numbers, ...
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  • Paulson Coletti Continues to Be a Proud Sponsor of Walk, Roll 'n' Run

    || 27-Oct-2016

    Paulson Coletti is proud to be a continued sponsor of United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & SW Washington’s (UCP) Walk, Roll ‘n’ Run, an annual event to raise funds in support of more than 850 families throughout Oregon and SW Washington. The 12 th Annual Walk, Roll ‘n’ Run, held on September 17, was a rainy yet rousing success – with the community’s ...
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  • 8 Injured in Portland Gas Explosion

    || 20-Oct-2016

    Eight people, including two police officers and three firefighters were injured after a large gas explosion occurred in Northwest Portland on Wednesday morning. According to reports, the explosion took place in the Dosha Salon Spa building at NW 23 rd and Glisan. Portland Fire and Rescue confirmed the injuries to KOIN 6 News, but said that no one was killed by the blast. None of the injuries ...
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  • U.S. Leads Developed Countries in Car Crash Fatalities

    || 21-Sep-2016

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has the highest car crash death rate among other high-income countries. A CDC report revealed that the United States leads the way in total number of fatal car crashes among other developed, high-income countries like Canada and Germany [1] . Just how bad is the problem? According to the CDC, more than 32,000 ...
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  • John Coletti, one of the founding partners of Paulson Coletti, was named the Best Lawyers ® 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Portland, OR, and was also voted, along with fellow founding attorneys Charles “Chuck” Paulson and Jane Paulson, as one of The Best Lawyers in America © in 2017 by his peers. John has been named the “Lawyer of the ...
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  • How many people are killed in car accidents each year?

    || 13-Jul-2016

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s data [1] from 2015, the most current year for which data is available, there were 35,092 car accident deaths in the United States that year. That puts the national total at 10.9 deaths per 100,000 people. How does Oregon stack up? Compared to the national total of fatal crashes, Oregon is slightly higher. Oregon’s deaths per ...
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  • Failure to Diagnose Stroke Case by ER Physician at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

    || 2-Jun-2016

    Our 38-year-old client collapsed at home after carrying laundry down the stairs to the laundry room. Her children called for help. EMTs responded and called the case in as an “altered mental status and stroke.” After she arrived at the emergency room, she was seen by a resident and ER doctor. She underwent a CT scan, which did not show a bleed, so they did not suspect stroke. She was ...
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  • Jury Awards Paulson Coletti Clients $13.9 Million After Garbage Truck Severed Leg

    || 25-May-2016

    A Multnomah County jury awarded $13.5 million to a man who lost his leg after being struck by a garbage truck and $400,000 to the man’s wife for loss of consortium. 57-year-old Scott Busch was crossing the street when a garbage truck making an illegal right turn struck him. Busch was crossing in the crosswalk and with the “walk” signal at 5:45 am on his way to work, when he was ...
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  • Damage Caps in Oregon Tort Claims Act Ruled Constitutional

    || 12-May-2016

    The Oregon Supreme Court recently ruled in a split decision that limits on damages to plaintiffs set by the Oregon Tort Claims Act are constitutional. Oregon state law caps damages owed by public bodies at $3 million. That means that even if a medical mistake results in $5 million in medical bills and future medical expenses, state law would still cap damages owed to the plaintiff at $3 million. ...
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  • Portland Construction Worker Killed in Trench Collapse

    || 11-May-2016

    A trench collapsed and killed a 27-year-old worker in Portland yesterday. The construction worker was at the bottom of a trench working on a sewer line when the walls on both sides of the trench collapsed. According to Portland Fire & Rescue, the crew was using temporary bracing walls to prevent the collapse of the 11 feet deep, 3 feet wide, and 70 feet long trench. “At some point during ...
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  • Analyzing Factors in Truck Accident Claims

    || 15-Apr-2016

    When a large commercial truck loses control or the driver is negligent, people can be seriously injured. This is a scary situation, but it’s something that occurs far too often throughout the United States. Unfortunately, those who are injured in truck accidents don’t always know what to do next. Our Portland truck accident lawyers at Paulson Coletti want to help clients understand ...
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  • Step-by-Step Guide for Medical Negligence Claims

    || 31-Mar-2016

    Have you ever wondered how a medical malpractice claim worked and how to file? Were you injured because of a negligent doctor and now you need to take legal action? At Paulson Coletti, we believe that individuals who have been injured as a result of medical negligence should be able to hold the medical professional or facility accountable for any damages sustained. Our Portland medical malpractice ...
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  • Oregon Lawsuit: Alleged Extreme Starvation of 2 Preschoolers

    || 21-Mar-2016

    A new lawsuit accuses the Oregon Department of Human Services of failing to supervise a situation in which two foster children were allegedly starved. In the complaint, the foster parents’ alleged negligence caused the children (4 and 5 years old) to weigh the same now as they did when they were 1 and 2. When they arrived at the hospital, the boy, 4, weighed just 27 lbs. This is the average ...
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  • NE Portland Pileup Leaves 4 Injured

    || 11-Mar-2016

    Earlier this week, a car accident occurred in Northeast Portland involving three vehicles on the 13900 block of Northeast Glisan Street around 139 th Avenue. Preliminary investigations determined that just prior to 8:00 p.m., Driver 1 lost control of the 2002 Acura TL and collided with a 2008 Toyota Corolla, driven by Driver 2 with Passenger 1 in the vehicle as well. The Corolla then hit a 2005 ...
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