Recent Posts in Litigation Category

Can the Damage Caused by Asbestos Exposure be Reversed?

We've all heard about the dangers of asbestos and know to avoid it at all costs. But what if you've already been exposed? In recent years, the use of asbestos for construction and in other ...
Continue reading "Can the Damage Caused by Asbestos Exposure be Reversed?" »

How Do I Sue the Federal Government

Can I Bring an Injury Lawsuit Against the Federal Government What if a doctor at the VA Hospital makes a mistake, commits medical malpractice, and I am injured as a result? Can I sue the doctor, ...
Continue reading "How Do I Sue the Federal Government" »

Chick-fil-A's Anti Gay Problem and Potential Future Discrimination Lawsuits

Chick-fil-A Could Be Jumping Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire Chick-fil-A has created a significant risk for themselves in any future employment discrimination claims based on sexual ...
Continue reading "Chick-fil-A's Anti Gay Problem and Potential Future Discrimination Lawsuits" »

Dark Knight Rises: First Lawsuit Filed Against Theater

Negligence Lawsuit Over Dark Knight Shooting A Colorado man has announced through his attorney his plans to file a negligence lawsuit against the Century 16 theater in Auroa, Colorado where the ...
Continue reading "Dark Knight Rises: First Lawsuit Filed Against Theater" »

Choosing The Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Attorney – Choosing the Right Lawyer in Portland If you have decided that you need the help of an injury lawyer, it's important to choose the right one for you. Choosing the ...
Continue reading "Choosing The Right Personal Injury Lawyer" »

Bicycle Safety Matters

The Portland bicycle scene can seem overwhelming at times to both veterans bicyclists and newcomers. It's hard to keep up with all the various rules of the road. Just knowing what you, as a bike ...
Continue reading "Bicycle Safety Matters" »

Legal Community Loses Troy Moody in Motorcycle Accident

On Saturday May 19, 2012, the Northwest legal community lost a trusted friend and supporter when Troy Moody died in a motorcycle accident. Troy Moody was the president of Naegeli Trial Technologies, ...
Continue reading "Legal Community Loses Troy Moody in Motorcycle Accident" »

Oregon Has a New Attorney General

Oregon has a new Attorney General. Ok, not exactly. But baring some unforeseen event, Oregon will soon have its first female Attorney General in its 153 year existence as a state. Ellen Rosenblum won ...
Continue reading "Oregon Has a New Attorney General" »

Sports, Athletes, and Brain Injuries/Concussions II

Part Two of a Two Part Article on Sports Related Traumatic Brain Injuries by Angel Law, P.C. . In Part One, we reported that an estimated 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) , ...
Continue reading "Sports, Athletes, and Brain Injuries/Concussions II" »

Sports, Athletes, and Brain Injuries/Concussions

Repetitive Concussions in Sports on the Rise Part One of a Two Part Article on Sports Related Traumatic Brain Injuries by Angel Law, P.C. Every year an estimated 300,000 cases of sports-related ...
Continue reading "Sports, Athletes, and Brain Injuries/Concussions" »

US House Narrowly Passes Misguided Medical Malpractice Bill

http://youtu.be/25Z2Uiorq2o The US House voted today on H.R. 5, a bill which seeks to impose damages caps and other "reform" measures regarding malpractice claims against health care ...
Continue reading "US House Narrowly Passes Misguided Medical Malpractice Bill" »

How Much is My Lawsuit Worth?

As a Portland Personal Injury Lawyer I am often asked by a client or prospective client, "how much will I get for my case." It really is a difficult question and one that's very hard to ...
Continue reading "How Much is My Lawsuit Worth?" »

DePuy Hip Replacement Recall

DePuy Orthopedics issued a recall for it's orthopedic hip replacements in August 2010. DePuy is a medical device company that manufacturers hip replacements for the Orthopedic industry. The DePuy ...
Continue reading "DePuy Hip Replacement Recall" »

Was My Wisdom Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Wisdom tooth surgery, also known as third molar surgery is a multi-billion dollar industry that generates a large amount of income for the dental profession. Each year American dentists and oral ...
Continue reading "Was My Wisdom Tooth Extraction Necessary?" »

More US Companies Announce "Hire No Smokers" Policies

More US Companies Announce Hire-No-Smokers Policies Has an Oregon employer refused to hire you based on your status as a smoker? If so, it may constitute employment discrimination. For many years now ...
Continue reading "More US Companies Announce "Hire No Smokers" Policies" »

Veterans Have Special Rights to Job Protection

Veterans Have a Right to Reemployment after Deployment In the United States, and in Oregon, "At Will" employment is the rule of the day unless you happen to make up part of the 9% of the ...
Continue reading "Veterans Have Special Rights to Job Protection" »

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) After a Car Accident

Psychological Injuries From Car Accidents Over three million people are involved in automobile accidents that cause serious bodily injuries each year in America. Of those three million at least 10 ...
Continue reading "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) After a Car Accident" »

Employment Discrimination : Oregon Employers May Not Consider Credit History

Last summer, July 1, 2010, Oregon joined six other states, Washington, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Connecticut, and California, to place restrictions on employers from conducting credit history checks ...
Continue reading "Employment Discrimination : Oregon Employers May Not Consider Credit History" »

I Don't Have Insurance and I Was in a Car Accident

Do Uninsured Drivers Retain Any Rights When Hurt by a Negligent Driver? Sometimes a person who is driving without insurance is hurt in a car accident. What happens then? Many people believe that if ...
Continue reading "I Don't Have Insurance and I Was in a Car Accident" »

What is HIPAA, and How Does it Affect Me?

Back in 1996 Congress endorsed, and President Bill Clinton signed into law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. HIPAA's purpose was to improve the efficiency and ...
Continue reading "What is HIPAA, and How Does it Affect Me?" »

Medical Malpractice Report for Oregon

Considering birth, death, and all the little accidents in between, chances are we'll all spend some time in a hospital in our lifetimes. When we go there we expect a healthy clean environment, ...
Continue reading "Medical Malpractice Report for Oregon" »

Portland Announces Crackdown on Driving While on Cell Phone

Almost 18 months ago Oregon joined a handful of other states that have made it illegal to drive a vehicle while using a cell phone unless the driver has a hands free device. After a year and a half, ...
Continue reading "Portland Announces Crackdown on Driving While on Cell Phone" »

How Insurance Companies Process Crash Claims

After getting into an automobile accident, how insurance companies process claims is probably the last thing on your mind. But as a driver (and therefore potential crash victim) it's important to ...
Continue reading "How Insurance Companies Process Crash Claims" »

Car and Bicycle Collisions: Why Sharing the Road is More Important Than Ever

Sharing the road is a necessary part of driving and cycling. But as more and more bicyclists hit the road, accidents between these vehicles are becoming more common. Car and Bicycle Collisions Bicycle ...
Continue reading "Car and Bicycle Collisions: Why Sharing the Road is More Important Than Ever" »

Avoidable Medical Mistakes: More Prevalent Than You May Know

To err is human. So the saying goes, but not all errors are equal. The fact is, when medical care providers make mistakes, it can be deadly. Avoidable medical mistakes are serious business. They can ...
Continue reading "Avoidable Medical Mistakes: More Prevalent Than You May Know" »