Blog Posts in June, 2012

  • Get off the bus

    || 29-Jun-2012

    There are always two sides to a story. Which one do you believe? Well, remember that TriMet bus driver who kicked a woman and her crying child off the bus because the baby was crying? A similar situation occurred the other day on a bus in Forest Grove. A mother and her children were allegedly kicked off the bus because the kids were crying. A police officer then gave the family a ride home because ...
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  • Hospitals and hepatitis

    || 25-Jun-2012

    Who knows how something like this could happen, but some 44 people have filed a lawsuit against Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire for causing a hepatitis C outbreak. There outbreak, which started on May 10, is believed to have originated in the hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab. The group of patients is seeking class-action status. Though the investigation continues, what health ...
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  • Hollandaise Daze

    || 18-Jun-2012

    Portlanders love to go out for breakfast, but there is a small group of breakfast eaters who aren’t in love with the eggs benedict served at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in NE Portland. A year ago a group of county commissioners gathered for a nationwide meeting. A handful of the attendees ate eggs benedict at the hotel and got sick. One of them, North Carolina’s Bill Stanley, was ill enough ...
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  • One messy crash

    || 12-Jun-2012

    A St. Louis family that was involved in a 2009 fatal accident when a car being pursued by the police crashed into their car was recently awarded $3.1 million in damages by a jury. The suit was filed against the village of Uplands Park, where the crash took place and which employed the police officers involved in the crash. The driver involved in the pursuit was a 16-year-old who was caught driving ...
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  • Not part of the bargain

    || 5-Jun-2012

    Let’s say you belong to an online dating service, and you meet someone. You go out for several dates then have unprotected sex. Afterwards you find out the other person has a sexually transmitted disease, and then you contract that disease. What do you do? This happened to a middle-aged Beaverton divorcee in 2010, and she decided to sue for pain and suffering. A Multnomah County jury sided ...
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  • Wrongful birth strikes again

    || 1-Jun-2012

    Having a child should be one of the most joyful events in a person’s life, but what do you do when that child is born with a severe medical impairment? in some cases, you sue your medical providers. That is what Anna and Cory Miller of the Portland area have chosen to do. Their baby was born with Charge syndrome, a genetic disorder that afflicts about 1 in 10,000 births, and they believe ...
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