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  • The Effects of a Slip & Fall on the Spine

    || 20-Mar-2015

    Slip, trip and fall accidents can have serious effects on the spinal column. Advanced imaging shows the difference between pre and post-fall lumbar scans. Slip and fall accidents can occur virtually anywhere. Injuries range from mild to permanently debilitating. Paulson Coletti’s Portland personal injury lawyers represent individuals who have been wrongfully injured in these types of ...
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  • 6 Benefits of Calling an Accident Lawyer

    || 12-Mar-2015

    Were you involved in an auto accident? Are you suffering from pain and discomfort after a collision? If you were in a motor vehicle accident and the insurance company is pushing you to settle, we advise calling an accident lawyer. 1. They’ll Deal with the Insurance Company for You Insurance companies deal with multiple car accident claims every day. It is important to remember that insurance ...
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  • What Is Erb's Palsy?

    || 2-Mar-2015

    For parents of children born with this condition, the devastating effects of Erb’s palsy are all too familiar. Erb’s palsy is a type of birth defect that affects the neck, arm, hands and fingers. Erb’s is a specific type of brachial plexus palsy. Not all cases of Erb’s palsy are the result of some type of medical negligence, but some are. Continue reading for a breakdown of ...
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  • Saddle Bag Catches In Wheel, Causes Catastrophic Motorcycle Crash

    || 17-Feb-2015

    A motorcyclist is in critical condition after his bag caught in the wheel of his bike, causing him to lose control. The man was on a day-long ride to eastern Oregon. On Sunday just outside of Warm Springs, four motorcyclists witnessed their friend go down in a catastrophic crash. One of the motorcyclists said he saw the saddle bag slip off his friend’s bike and get caught in the wheel, ...
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  • Answers to Common Questions About Oregon's Employer Liability Law

    || 13-Feb-2015

    For Oregon workers injured on the job, securing the compensation they deserve can be a confusing and convoluted process. Our attorneys break down Oregon’s employer liability law. What’s the difference between workers’ compensation and employer liability? Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that your employer carries to protect them against liability in the event ...
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  • Answers to Common Questions About OtisKnee Knee Replacement Guides

    || 10-Feb-2015

    Did you or someone you love undergo a knee replacement surgery that utilized OtisMed Corporation’s OtisKnee guides? Portland injury lawyers at Paulson Coletti answer some common questions about these devices. Who manufactured OtisKnee devices? OtisKnee knee replacement guides were manufactured by OtisMed Corporation or “OtisMed.” Are OtisKnee devices still being used in knee ...
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  • Bacteria-Contaminated Scopes Put Patients At Risk

    || 26-Jan-2015

    Scopes used to treat various digestive system disorders can transmit harmful bacteria like CRE, but many doctors are in the dark as to how to mitigate the problem. In 2012, reports from hospitals in Seattle and other major cities like Pittsburgh and Chicago revealed that patients were getting sick and some were dying after contracting a harmful, antibiotic resistant bacteria called CRE. The source ...
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  • Hospitals Experiment with Alternatives to Litigation in Malpractice Cases

    || 23-Jan-2015

    Hospitals are beginning to experiment with alternative resolutions to malpractice claims, which could lead to more favorable results to patients in less time. Medical malpractice litigation is notoriously long and labor-intensive, primarily because it is so contentious, but a recently enacted state law aims to solve that. Massachusetts recently signed a bill into law that they hope will be ...
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  • 100 People Involved in Baker City Pileup

    || 19-Jan-2015

    A pileup involving more than 20 vehicles, many of them big rigs, Saturday on Interstate 84 left at least a dozen people injured. The crash happened just before five in the morning, according to state transportation officials. Although roughly 100 people were involved in the pileup, everyone made it out alive and only about a dozen were injured. Injuries ranged from minor to critical. Most of the ...
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  • Complete Breakdown of Oregon's Auto Accident Statistics

    || 14-Jan-2015

    Most recent statistics indicate that there are nearly 150,000 car accidents in Oregon and Washington every year. By far, Multnomah County comprises the bulk of the accidents in Oregon with approximately 13,000 annually. Thousands of these accidents were the result of negligent, reckless, and careless driving. Below is a breakdown of Oregon's crash statistics by cause, location, and other ...
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  • The Financial Toll of a Wrongful Injury

    || 22-Dec-2014

    For many accident victims, getting medical treatment after a wrongful injury is near impossible. Without proper compensation, people who are wrongfully injured may never get the care they need to recover after an injury. The New York Times' series on the high cost of medical care in America, Paying Till It Hurts, revealed that medical expenses in the United States have soared to a near $2.9 ...
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  • NY Giants Want to Help High Schools Better Handle Football-Related Head Injuries

    || 6-Dec-2014

    New York Giants Chairman Steve Tisch just donated $1.2 million to NYC public high schools, all in the name of safety. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the donation would go toward helping high school football teams set up special programs to respond to head injuries. Football-related head injuries have made headlines of late, with NFL stars such as Kevin Turner, Leonard Marshall, and Tony ...
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  • Drug Manufacturers Must Update Explanation of Risks to Expectant Mothers, Says FDA

    || 5-Dec-2014

    The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that pharmaceutical manufacturers have to change the way they explain the risks expectant mothers face when taking their drugs. According to the FDA, the current way drug companies explain health risks is confusing and outdated. The FDA is hoping to lower the amount of babies born with birth abnormalities caused by exposure to certain ...
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  • For Low-Risk Pregnancies, Home Births May Be the Best Option, Says Britain

    || 4-Dec-2014

    Britain's National Health Service recently announced that women with low-risk pregnancies should consider staying home to have their baby, aided by a midwife. According to these regulators, nearly half of all women have pregnancies deemed "uncomplicated." According to updated information from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, healthy women with low-risk ...
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  • FDA Warns Laparoscopic Power Morcellators Can Spread Cancer

    || 2-Dec-2014

    About 50,000 women annually in the United States undergo uterine surgery via medical devices called "laparoscopic power morcellators." Now, the Food and Drug Administration warns that the device can spread cancer cells. Surgeons in the United States have been cautioned by the FDA to stop using laparoscopic power morcellators to perform uterine surgeries on most women. The medical ...
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