Bus accidents everywhere

I guess we are not the only city that deals with fatal bus accidents. In Columbia, Missouri, the city just settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a 34-year-old man who died after colliding with a bus while on his motorcycle. The settlement was for $1.4 million. The city bus was making a… read more

A Case of Mistaken Tasing

Portland has always been a pretty safe city. When I was younger I felt perfectly safe being out and about late at night pretty much anywhere in town. Now, though, I am much more cautious and do not feel so comfortable being out by myself at night. That may also be the case for Daniel… read more

Getting Down with It

There is no real happy ending for anyone involved in this case. Deborah and Ariel Levy sued Legacy Health System for “wrongful birth,” and today a jury sided with the couple, awarding them almost $3 million. When Deborah Levy was pregnant with a third child, she underwent prenatal tests to make sure there were no… read more

Mismanaged care leads to amputation

A young mother from Brooklyn, New York, woke up from a medical nightmare that resulted in the loss of her feet and hands from an infection. She just settled for $17.9 million in a lawsuit against the Brooklyn Hospital Center and the city. Tabitha Mullings visited the emergency room at Brooklyn Hospital Center in the… read more

Road rage all around

Remember last summer there was that road rage incident in Idaho that involved an off-duty Portland police officer? Well, the case went to trial recently, and the police officer, Captain Todd Wyatt, was acquitted of the charge of exhibiting a firearm. That doesn’t mean, though, that he was in the right. In fact, based on… read more