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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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  • Toy Safety Tips-Avoid Hazards this Holiday Season

    || 21-Dec-2013

    It’s estimated that roughly three billion toys are sold each year in the United States. With the holiday season upon us, consumers are buying toys in record numbers. However, an annual report on toy safety guidelines warns that dangerous and toxic toys are still found on America’s store shelves despite recent progress to remove them. Consumers Beware: Hazardous Toys Still Available for ...
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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 have released the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Best Law Firms Rankings Portland-OR Tier 1 Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Personal ...
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  • Named to Best Law Firms List for 2011-12

    || 1-Nov-2011

    U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings, marking the second edition of this highly-anticipated annual analysis, and we’re happy to announce that Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC is on the list. Best Law Firms Rankings Portland-OR Tier 1 Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation – ...
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  • John Coletti, Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year

    || 5-Oct-2011

    Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named John M. Coletti as the “Portland, OR Best Lawyers Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in ...
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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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  • Oregon State Bar Award of Appreciation

    || 5-Dec-2008

    Jane Paulson was recognized last night with four other members of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association by the President of the Oregon State Bar, Rick Yugler, with the President’s Special Award of Appreciation. The award is a discretionary award of the president of the bar, with the concurrence of the board, presented to a person who has made recent outstanding contributions to the bar, the ...
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  • Bicycle Accidents in Portland Oregon

    || 24-Oct-2008

    Tuesday morning (10/21/08) at about 6:50 am I witnessed a cyclist taken down by a car that didn’t see her. The cyclist was doing everything right — helmet, lights, etc — but still was nearly hit. The cyclist was coming down NE Knott and a car coming from a side street to the cyclist’s right did not see the cyclist and pulled out in front of her. It was a foggy morning and ...
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  • We Will Miss You, Daniel Clark-Rizzio

    || 14-Aug-2008

    We will miss you Daniel. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Here is Daniel’s obituary. His celebration of life is tomorrow at Grant Park from 4-8pm. July 21, 1983-Aug. 4, 2008 Daniel Clark-Rizzio passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 4, 2008. He was 25 years old and had been living with cancer for six years. Shortly after graduating Grant High School in 2002, Daniel was diagnosed ...
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