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Last year, ProPublica published the results of a study conducted by the Journal of Patient Safety that dramatically changed the nation’s view on medical errors. According to the research, medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Only heart disease and cancer claim more lives every year. That is something that Oregon residents should take note of. Read more…

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Companies that manufacture consumer products have a responsibility to the public to deliver safe products at all times. Despite the need to reduce costs or make profits, safety should never suffer. Unfortunately, as many people in Portland and around the country know all too well, this philosophy is not always followed and many defective products do make it to the marketplace. Product liability concerns can translate into issues of public safety.

Such was the case for General Motors when it proceeded with a part in many vehicles that turned out to be faulty. A recent media article reported on the mounting publicity and awareness of the situation that has left 13 people dead due to the defective automotive product. According to the news story, a product cost of 90 cents per piece along with a retooling cost estimated at $400,000 prevented the automotive manufacturer from changing the part in the manufacturing process. Read more…

05People who choose to live in Portland, Oregon do so for many reasons. The moderate climate, lush natural landscape and beauty as well as a proximity to a myriad of outdoor activities are some of the prime factors that draw people to this part of the country. A generally less stressful, more relaxed approach to life in general is yet another thing that many people love about Portland.

However, that more relaxed nature does not mean that businesses always act fairly. Sadly, not even one’s own insurance company can always be trusted. Instances in which insurers put their own interests ahead of the interests of their insured can leave many wondering what they can do to get help. Insurance bad faith is a serious problem and should not be left unchallenged. Read more…

Car AccidentDespite laws focused on keeping people safe and an individual’s own safe driving practices,automobile accidents are everyday realities on Oregon roads. Whether driving on the streets ofdowntown Portland, the busy freeways at rush hour or back country roads in outlying counties, the chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident is ever-present.

While many accidents can be referred to as fender-benders, too many others result in personal injuries or even death for those involved. Read more…

Nurse and PatientResidents in the Portland metro area are fortunate to have close access to state-of-the-art medical care and research facilities. Thousands of people every day seek medical care and are able to trust in the quality of that care. For most patients, the thought of becoming a victim of medical malpractice is not top of mind. However, the reality exists that medical errors and negligence can and do happen—more often that many people believe. Read more…