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Medical Malpractice lawsuit: Judge retains jury’s $12 million verdict despite hospital’s argument to reduce award

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A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge ruled that a $12 million jury verdict, in favor of a boy who was severely injured at OHSU, should stand.  The judge’s decision came despite the hospital’s argument that the award should be reduced pursuant to a $3 million liability cap. The jury awarded the verdict as a result… Read more.

Interstate 84 bus crash: Lawsuit filed by 12 individuals accuses State of Oregon and ODOT of negligence

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A lawsuit filed in Umatilla County Circuit Court accuses a tour bus operator, driver, the State of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation of negligence in the worst bus crash in Oregon in nearly 50 years. The lawsuit is seeking more than $800 million in damages for 12 individuals. This story originally appeared in… Read more.

U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issues a notice of unsafe and unhealthy working conditions at Veterans Affairs facility 
in Southern Oregon

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During inspections of the facility, OSHA identified 17 violations at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility in White City, Oregon. OSHA issued notices for 10 serious violations, which occur when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have… Read more.