Helicopter sales representative flew helicopter, with prospective buyer, over Crater Lake. Sales rep flew too close to the water and experienced the “lake effect” and crashed the helicopter in to Crater Lake. Insurance company denied liability. Jury returned a verdict for $27 million dollars.
Insurance company failed to pay for damage to insured’s barn after it was damaged in a storm. Insurance company denied coverage. Jury held insurance company liable for bad faith and award $9 million in punitive damages.
Young man suffered brain damage and became quadriplegic due to hospital’s negligence in failing to monitor oxygen saturation.
Misdiagnosis and failure to refer stroke patient to higher level facility.
Neurologist failed to properly diagnose a basilar pontine stroke and failed to refer patient to a higher level care facility such as a regional stroke center. Patient suffered a massive stroke causing severe disability and paralysis.
Doctor’s negligence resulted in patients quadriplegia.
Doctor failed to listen to his patient when she described chest pain and fatigue. He failed to order the necessary blood tests, including troponin. These tests would have indicated patient was having a heart attack and prevented the massive heart damage that occurred the following day.
The auto accident killed a father of 3.
A father of four was killed by a two pitbulls while riding his bicycle down the street. These particular pitbulls were known to be aggressive and escape their back yard. They attacked and mauled the father to death.
Chairman of Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School sexually abused patient.
Psychiatrist sexually abused patient.
Psychologist sexually abused patient.
Hospital staff technician negligently injected contrast dye in to arm of patient.
Patient’s lung punctured by doctor who had been drinking that day.
10 year old girl intentionally run over and killed by a 19 year old driver. The parents were held personally liable to negligent entrustment of their car to their son.
Young woman in therapy for emotional problems was sexually assaulted by her therapist, during therapy, resulting in severe emotional distress.
Rodeo star killed by drunk driver in Eastern Oregon. The bar who served the driver excessive amounts of alcohol was held liable.
Fraternity provided alcohol at a party to members who then drove and crashed a van, killing one of the fraternity members.
Patient suffered catastrophic nerve injury to her mental nerve after oral surgery at OHSU. The attending surgeon failed to supervise his residents while performing a very complex surgical extraction of an ankylosed tooth. The extraction severed the mental nerve of the patient.
Teenage boy sexually abused by Catholic Priest.
A young woman contracted sexually transmitted disease, herpes, from partner who knew he had the disease and failed to disclose to his partner. The first such case in Oregon holding someone liable for having sexual relations with another person and failing to disclose they had a sexually transmittable disease.