Blog Posts in 2016

  • 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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  • 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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