Blog Posts in July, 2010

  • A Twist on Medical Malpractice

    || 16-Jul-2010

    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, cooked and irreparably ...
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  • No Cell Phones Means NO CELL PHONES

    || 13-Jul-2010

    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 phones have been at the center of other accidents involving buses ...
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  • Accidental Shooting: A Wrongful Death Case Possibility

    || 2-Jul-2010

    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 criminal negligent homicide, and police removed several guns from the house. In ...
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