Blog Posts in 2014

  • 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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  • NY Giants Want to Help High Schools Better Handle Football-Related Head Injuries

    || 6-Dec-2014

    New York Giants Chairman Steve Tisch just donated $1.2 million to NYC public high schools, all in the name of safety. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the donation would go toward helping high school football teams set up special programs to respond to head injuries. Football-related head injuries have made headlines of late, with NFL stars such as Kevin Turner, Leonard Marshall, and Tony ...
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  • Drug Manufacturers Must Update Explanation of Risks to Expectant Mothers, Says FDA

    || 5-Dec-2014

    The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that pharmaceutical manufacturers have to change the way they explain the risks expectant mothers face when taking their drugs. According to the FDA, the current way drug companies explain health risks is confusing and outdated. The FDA is hoping to lower the amount of babies born with birth abnormalities caused by exposure to certain ...
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  • For Low-Risk Pregnancies, Home Births May Be the Best Option, Says Britain

    || 4-Dec-2014

    Britain's National Health Service recently announced that women with low-risk pregnancies should consider staying home to have their baby, aided by a midwife. According to these regulators, nearly half of all women have pregnancies deemed "uncomplicated." According to updated information from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, healthy women with low-risk ...
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  • FDA Warns Laparoscopic Power Morcellators Can Spread Cancer

    || 2-Dec-2014

    About 50,000 women annually in the United States undergo uterine surgery via medical devices called "laparoscopic power morcellators." Now, the Food and Drug Administration warns that the device can spread cancer cells. Surgeons in the United States have been cautioned by the FDA to stop using laparoscopic power morcellators to perform uterine surgeries on most women. The medical ...
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  • Stay away from the sprouts!

    || 19-Nov-2014

    I always loved getting alfalfa sprouts on sandwiches, but then there was that whole sprout-salmonella thing, and it became difficult to find sandwiches with sprouts. I had forgotten all about that until I read in the newspaper today about a salmonella outbreak involving clover sprouts. The sprouts are produced by Sprouters Northwest of Kent, WA, and were distributed in the Pacific Northwest. The ...
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  • Research Shows Tort Reform Laws to be Harmful

    || 6-Nov-2014

    The topic of medical negligence has made front page news in recent weeks, specifically in states where patient safety has eroded due to strict immunity or “tort reform laws.” In a recent Huffington Post blog titled: “ How Tort ‘Reform’ Ruins Health Care for Everyone ” author Joanne Doroshow outlines new research that shows how the impact of “tort ...
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  • Portland Car Accident Attorney Representation

    || 28-Oct-2014

    Our Portland, Oregon car accident attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience representing accident victims. We have these statistics on our website and wanted to share them again here on our blog so car accident victims had more educational information. According to national statistics, there are around 6 million auto wrecks per year, which results in close to 40,000 fatalities. Many ...
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  • John Coletti has been selected for inclusion in the 21stEdition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice areas of: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. John was also named “Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers® 2014-15 Portland, OR Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. This ...
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  • Jane Paulson was selected for inclusion in the 21stEdition of Best Lawyers of America© in the practice area of: Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Jane has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2006. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. With over three decades of ...
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