Blog Posts in May, 2016

  • 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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