A Twist on Medical Malpractice

Now here’s something you don’t hear every day–a patient and his medical provider filed a lawsuit against a medical device manufacturer. The patient, Paramjit Singh, was undergoing heart bypass surgery in 2004 at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA, when a catheter in his right ventricle malfunctioned. The device overheated, and as a result,… read more

No Cell Phones Means NO CELL PHONES

TriMet, Portland’s transit agency, is still reviewing safety policies in an attempt to improve safety. The agency was prompted to reevaluate its policies after a bus driver hit five pedestrians, killing two, in a late-night accident in April. Though the driver had not been using a cell phone at the time of the accident, cell… read more

Accidental Shooting: A Wrongful Death Case Possibility

Tragedy can strike anytime, as was underscored when a 26-year-old man was shot in NE Portland in June. The man was with friends when he was shot, and was still breathing when 911 was called. Taken to a nearby hospital, he died shortly thereafter. Although the shooting was deemed accidental, another man was charged with… read more