Recent Posts in Portland Personal Injury Lawyer Category

  • 1 in 25 Patients Have Hospital-Acquired Infections

    || 15-Jul-2015

    A recent major survey compiled data from acute care hospitals throughout the nation, and found that at any given time, approximately one out of every 25 patients has a hospital-acquired infection. What are hospital-acquired infections (alternatively, healthcare associated infections )? These are infections patients contract while they are in the hospital. Common hospital-acquired infections ...
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  • Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

    || 3-Jun-2015

    Were you injured by a defective Takata-made airbag? The Portland personal injury attorneys at Paulson Coletti are accepting cases for individuals who were injured by defective airbags manufactured by Takata. Approximately 34 million vehicles have been recalled thus far, making this the largest auto-related recall in history. Takata’s initial airbag recall was about half the size, affecting ...
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  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Free Consultation

    || 2-Jun-2015

    Many personal injury lawyers offer “free consultations” or at least a free initial phone call to discuss your potential case. Learn how to get those most out of these meetings. If you were injured through no fault of your own, you may be considering retaining an attorney. The best way to find out whether you have a case is through an initial consultation with a lawyer experienced in ...
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  • New Wave of Bird Flu in U.S. Poses "Low Threat"

    || 20-May-2015

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the H5 bird flu that is currently sweeping through poultry farms nationwide poses no health issue to the public. A new wave of bird flu has affected 40% of states along with tens of millions of birds, says the CDC, but the disease poses a low threat to the public. The strain of flu, known as H5 bird flu, has not yet been detected in any ...
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  • Doctors, Insurance Coverage, and the Importance of Trusting Your Physician

    || 6-May-2015

    When doctors leave health plans, patients can be left scrambling to find a new physician. Finding the right doctor can be difficult enough, but getting to know that doctor and trusting them is even harder. How can you develop a relationship of trust with a new physician? It can take years to find the right doctor, and even years after that to feel like you have a solid relationship with that ...
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  • The Effects of a Slip & Fall on the Spine

    || 20-Mar-2015

    Slip, trip and fall accidents can have serious effects on the spinal column. Advanced imaging shows the difference between pre and post-fall lumbar scans. Slip and fall accidents can occur virtually anywhere. Injuries range from mild to permanently debilitating. Paulson Coletti’s Portland personal injury lawyers represent individuals who have been wrongfully injured in these types of ...
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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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  • 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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  • An article by the Ocala Star Banner titled: “ Advocacy group hopes to raise awareness about ending medical mishaps ” highlights a patient safety advocacy group’s commitment to bringing serious medical negligence issues to the forefront. Mothers against Medical Errors (MAME) wants to raise the issue of patient advocacy to help prevent mishaps and empower victims. Through ...
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  • Paramedics to the Rescue?

    || 11-Sep-2009

    There’s been a disturbing story in the Oregonian that I’ve been following. A paramedic with a local ambulance company, American Medical Response (AMR), was accused of sexually molesting women as they were taken to hospitals. Now, if an ambulance is called, you can assume that the person requiring transporting is probably in a vulnerable and somewhat impaired state. So, this paramedic ...
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