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  • Celebrating Movember

    || 24-Nov-2015

    You may have noticed the large number of men growing mustaches and facial hair during the month of November. This is because, for roughly a decade, men have designated this month as either Movember or No Shave November. While you may think this is just a way for men to explore their looks with extreme amounts of facial hair, it is much more than that. The month-long event—during which men ...
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  • What to Look for When Hiring a Lawyer

    || 3-Nov-2015

    When you have sustained an injury and you need to hire an attorney to represent you, what factors would you consider most important to include in your search? How do you know that the lawyer is qualified to represent you? If you have been hurt and need to file a claim, making sure you have the right representation can go a long way to helping you obtain a favorable outcome. At Paulson Coletti, our ...
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  • TPA Treatment for Ischemic Stroke May Result in Compartment Syndrome

    || 2-Sep-2015

    Drs. Todd Yip and Bart Demaerschalk conducted a study to determine if there was a connection between the treatment for ischemic strokes and compartment syndrome. With their patient, they did find a correlation between the two medical diagnoses. Ischemic strokes are normally caused by blood clots that prevent oxygenated blood from flowing to the brain. Such a stroke usually occurs because of high ...
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  • Paulson Coletti Sponsors Two Athletes at 2015 CrossFit Games

    || 19-Jun-2015

    Paulson Coletti is proud to sponsor two athletes at the 2015 CrossFit games – Carleen Mathews and Jessica Core. Paulson Coletti is sponsoring two athletes who will be participating in the 2015 CrossFit games in Carson, California from July 21-26. Carleen Mathews (owner of CrossFit St. Helens) and Jessica Core just spent a week at CrossFit One in Boston for a training camp specifically for ...
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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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  • Explaining the Oregon Personal Injury Claim Process

    || 18-Mar-2014

    Q: I believe I may have a personal injury claim for an accident I suffered in Oregon at the hands of others. Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer to handle my case? How long does the entire process take? A: These are great questions about the Oregon personal injury claim process and we receive them often. There are many details to consider in each case, so answering this question will be in ...
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  • What is Wrongful Death?

    || 11-Feb-2014

    When a loved one’s death is the result someone else’s negligence, the case can be considered wrongful death. Families of the wrongful death victims are often left emotionally and financially devastated. Through the legal system, however, victim’s families can bring a claim against the negligent party (or company) to hold them accountable and take responsibility. These lawsuits ...
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  • Paulson Coletti PC Sponsors Portland Public Schools

    || 5-Feb-2014

    As Portland, Oregon-based trial attorneys, we believe strongly in giving back to our community. One way to do this is by supporting Portland’s public schools. This year, Paulson Coletti Trial Attorney’s PC is proud to sponsor two Portland public school fundraising auctions: Alameda School Auction Saturday, March 8, doors open at 5pm at the Oregon Convention Center, Northeast Martin ...
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  • Jury Duty Stamp

    || 31-Jan-2014

    In 2007, a stamp was released displaying the importance of jury duty service. The stamp displayed twelve jurors in silhouettes: According to the United States Postal Office, “Generally, in criminal cases, 12 jurors stand between the accused and the power of the government. Unless the government convinces a jury of the accused person’s guilt – beyond a reasonable doubt – it ...
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  • Oregon Medical Negligence Attorneys Explain Birth Injuries

    || 29-Jan-2014

    The birth of a child is a joyous event. Thankfully, most U.S. births are conducted in a safe environment by a capable medical staff. Sadly, in spite of modern advances, mistakes are made and babies are injured. Complications with the pregnancy, labor and delivery present a wide variety of challenges for a newborn baby. It’s important for people to understand what causes birth injuries and ...
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  • Maritime jobs can be risky business. Watch an episode of the “ Deadliest Catch ” and it’s vividly clear why working at sea is considered one of the most dangerous occupations on the planet. While the pay for these jobs is often the lure, the sea is a dangerous master with many paying the ultimate price: losing life and limb. These severe injuries have life altering consequences ...
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  • Oregon Bicycle Accident Lawyers Talk Bike Injuries

    || 2-Jan-2014

    As cyclists, automobile drivers and Oregon bicycle accident lawyers, we look at accidents involving a motorist and a bicyclist from a unique perspective. The issue basically comes down to this: many automobile drivers do not respect the bicyclists’ rights to share the roads and bike riders haven’t been educated about sharing the roads with automobiles. The popularity of bicycling has ...
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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    || 27-Nov-2013

    We are thankful for all the families throughout the years who have trusted us and let us represent them in the courtroom. Working with families and individuals is not only a professional passion for us, but a personal commitment. A commitment to serve and represent what is right. So this Thursday, as we are with our loved ones around the dinner table, we will think of the individuals who have ...
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  • Named to Best Law Firms for 2013

    || 2-Jan-2013

    U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers recently released their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2013. We are pleased to announce that Paulson Coletti has been listed as one of the honored firms. Our firm was ranked in the “Best Law Firms” for the following: Portland-OR Tier 1 Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs Portland-OR ...
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  • Paulson Coletti Named on Best Law Firms List for 2011-12

    || 1-Nov-2011

    Paulson Coletti is proud to announce that we have been listed in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2011-2012 list of “Best Law Firms.” It is a significant distinction and we are extremely honored to be listed with our prestigious peers. Our firm was listed in the Portland- OR Tier 1 for the following: Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation ...
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  • John Coletti Named Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year

    || 5-Oct-2011

    We at Paulson Coletti would like to congratulate our very own John Coletti for being honored as the “Portland, OR Best Lawyers Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year” for Best Lawyers in 2012. With its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry. They are nationally and ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed Against Club 915 Related to Death of Young Man

    || 18-May-2011

    Michael Ellis died an unnecessary death after being forcefully removed from Club 915 (closed by OLCC). We filed suit against the bar for removing him without his belongings (including his jacket) on one of the coldest nights of the year (temperature reached 18 degrees).
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  • Protecting the Whistle Blowers

    || 19-Feb-2010

    Nurse Anne Mitchell thought she was doing the right thing when she contacted the Texas state medical board to report what she believed to be medical malpractice on the part of Dr. Rolando G. Arafiles, Jr. Mitchell was not only fired by Winkler County Memorial Hospital, where she had worked for 25 years, but she was also slapped with a third-degree felony charge for “misuse of official ...
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  • Primary Care Has Become Secondary for Doctors

    || 25-Aug-2009

    A recent story in USA Today outlines the decline in the number of doctors practicing family medicine. Apparently medical students and doctors think specializing will bring more money and perhaps more prestige than entering primary care. The American Academy of Family Physicians reports that the percentage of medical school graduates selecting primary care has declined about 52 percent since 1997. ...
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  • Aja Gerrity

    || 11-Aug-2009

    Aja Gerrity, a sweet, kind, smart, funny, talented, seventeen year old girl died yesterday in a car accident. Aja was a client of mine. She was headed to NY to go to college for her love of music and performing arts. Aja was driving the car and three other people in Aja’s car died. All were recent graduates of Ridgefield High. I did not know the other kids but if they were friends of Aja ...
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  • When Liability Isn't a Dirty Word

    || 14-Jul-2009

    I want to share an interesting op-ed piece by law school professor Tom Baker that appeared in the New York Times on July 12, 2009. Baker also wrote the book The Medical Malpractice Myth. In the article Baker argues that while our health care system does need reform, limiting medical liability is not the answer. He believes that medical liability forces health care providers to be more responsible ...
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  • Don't Touch That Dough

    || 22-Jun-2009

    One of the best things about making chocolate chip cookies has got to be taking bites of the raw cookie dough. Unfortunately, if you recently bought Nestle’s Toll House cookie or brownie dough and sampled the raw dough, you may have gotten sick, as some of the dough was found to be tainted with the E. coli bacteria. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for ...
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  • Just When You Thought Flu Season Was Ending

    || 28-Apr-2009

    News about the possibility of a pandemic flu has thrown many people into a panic. The swine flu outbreak has already killed more than 150 people in Mexico, and more and more cases are being diagnosed each day. The World Health Organization raised the influenza pandemic alert level to phase 4, indicating human-to-human transmission of the virus. Phase 5 indicates the beginning of the pandemic phase ...
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  • Striving for Better Health Care

    || 27-Feb-2009

    I don’t think you’d get many arguments from anyone that our nation’s health care system could use some help. So many are uninsured, and even those who are insured can’t always decipher their policies. HMO, PPO, copay, out-of-network, it’s hard to tell what’s what, and it’s just as confusing for the billing departments at hospitals and medical offices. The ...
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  • Volunteer - It's Good for You

    || 21-Jan-2009

    What a change! We have a new President. A President who not only recommended people consider the Martin Luther King holiday as a National Day of Service but President Obama volunteered. He is a new leader for our country. My friend Wendy Siri and I took the opportunity to volunteer on Monday. We wanted our children to be able to participate with us (ages 13, almost 5, almost 5) and to learn about ...
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