Why Research Multnomah County Jury Verdicts?
I started this blog on 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.
$2.225 Million Verdict For Hospital Fall
Patzer v. Portland Adventist Medical Center, Multnomah County Case No. 17CV04441Plaintiff Patzer was a patient at defendant Portland Adventist Medical Center (PAMC) to have knee replacement surgery. She had been admitted to the hospital for post-surgical care and was scheduled to be there for two days. During that time she was assisted to the.... read more >> July 13, 2019
Appendectomy Malpractice Case
Williams v. Friedman, Multnomah County Case No. 17CV35738Plaintiff Williams presented in the emergency room with lower abdominal pain. He was diagnosed with appendicitis. Defendant Friedman was contacted by the ER staff to perform surgery. During the surgery, Dr. Friedman inadvertently punctured Williams’ bladder with a surgical instrument. The laparoscopic surgery had to be abandoned.... read more >> July 8, 2019
Whodunit Car Crash Case
Fowler v. Cascade Products Inc. et al., Multnomah County Case No. 17CV47988Plaintiff fowler was a passenger on a Tri-Met bus when the bus came to a sudden stop, and she was thrown to the ground. The fall caused soft-tissue injuries to her neck, back, shoulders, and hips. She initially brought this action against Tr-Met.... read more >> July 7, 2019
Merge Crash on 99E
Sparks v. Ahern, Multnomah County Case No. 18CV18922Plaintiff Sparks was driving in the right-hand lane on OR 99E approaching SE Glenwood when Defendant Ahern attempted to merge onto 99E without yielding. Ahern ran into the side of Sparks. Sparks claimed that the crash caused injury to her head, neck, back, and shoulders, including the.... read more >> July 6, 2019