Why Research Multnomah County Jury Verdicts?
I started this blog January 1, 2014 to track personal injury verdicts in Multnomah County. I did it for my own curiosity as a trial lawyer and to offer information to clients and potential clients. Every personal injury case tried to verdict in Multnomah County is summarized in this blog. I think part of being a good trial lawyer is being willing to learn from the successes and failures of others. If after reading this blog you have questions about trials or any of the listed results, please call me for a free consultation at 503-546-8812.
Failure to Diagnose and Treat Cauda Equina Syndrome
Lovenstein and Frye v. David Adler, M.D., Multnomah County Case No. 16CV23478Plaintiff Lovenstein went to the hospital on December 1, 2015, with severe, radiating back pain. He was able to urinate and was neurologically intact. He was evaluated and discharged on December 2, 2015. He returned to the emergency room on December 3, 2015,.... read more >> October 22, 2018
Two Car Crash Verdict
Zurek v. Manning and Miller, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV19822Plaintiff Zurek was involved in two crashes that occurred approximately 18 months apart. In each crash, the Defendant admitted liability. Zurek claimed that the crashes caused him permanent non-surgical disc injuries. He sought $36,345 for past medical expenses and $750,000 for non-economic damages. Defendants admitted.... read more >> October 7, 2018
Asbestos Defense Verdict
Tucker v. Chanel Inc. et al., Multnomah County Case No. 17CV13605Plaintiff Tucker was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2016. During her life, Tucker had come into contact with Chanel #5 baby talc powder which she claimed was contaminated with asbestos. She brought strict liability and negligence claims against Chanel, arguing that Chanel manufactured and.... read more >> October 5, 2018
$12,630 MVA Verdict
Briggs v. Huizinga, Multnomah County Case No. 17CV28746Plaintiff Briggs was stopped for traffic on NE Martin Luther King Boulevard when Defendant Huizinga rear-ended her. She claimed that Huizinga caused the crash by being on his cell phone and not keeping a proper lookout. Briggs claimed that the crash caused her to suffer a disc.... read more >> September 6, 2018