Is Mesothelioma the Only Thing I Have to Worry About If I’ve Been Exposed to Asbestos?

The link between asbestos and disease is well-accepted by the scientific and medical communities. In fact, due to efforts on many fronts to educate those vulnerable to harm, more and more people understand the risks and take steps to protect themselves. Moreover, many people have now heard of mesothelioma, even if they don’t have a full understanding of the disease. But for those who have suffered long-term asbestos exposure, is mesothelioma the only thing they have to worry about?

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What Is Discovery and Do I Have to Worry About It In a Personal Injury Case?

If you have ever been involved in the litigation process, or even around someone else who has, you may have heard references to “discovery” or “the discovery process.” But what does it really mean, and do you have to worry about it in a personal injury case? In this article, we will answer your discovery questions.

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What Happens If I Have an Accident with a Drunk Driver?

Even those who consume alcohol generally appreciate the importance of moderation. And in those cases where a person overindulges, we have come to better understand the importance of not driving. But sometimes poor judgment prevails and intoxicated people get behind the wheel, often causing horrific harm. So, what happens if you are involved in an accident with a drunk driver?

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Can Semi-Truck Drivers Stay on the Road After Multiple Accidents?

Lots of things in life take practice, and making mistakes is a natural part of human existence. Teachers make students do things again and again until they get it right. Successful people will often tell you that they learned the most from their failures. But some failures are costlier than others. It’s one thing to fail a test in school, or to lose money at one’s first effort at running a business. But it’s quite a different thing when failure can result in physical harm and death to innocent third parties.

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Should I Buy a Dash Cam in Case of an Accident?

Cameras have become more and more prevalent in society. It seems that we constantly see disputes replayed on the evening news. Sometimes these disputes are between police and someone being arrested, tasered, or shot. Other times private citizens are engaged in quarrels, confrontations, or fights. We see videos of crooks smashing windows, running through a store front, and grabbing valuable merchandise. Some videos are light-hearted and capture humorous moments. Some videos go viral because they seem almost surreal - cars careening into buildings, through fences, or into telephone poles. In a more benign manner, many drivers now use backup and side cameras to safely move their cars with greater safety than they ever could before. And small, portable, easily mountable cameras have become more popular than ever. People place them on their heads, their bikes, and of course, on the dashboards of their cars. So, in this era of technological innovation, should drivers buy dashboard and other cameras for their cars?

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Mesothelioma & Construction Workers

In many ways, construction workers are unsung heroes in the American economy. Some perform back-breaking physical labor while constructing the homes in which we live and the commercial buildings in which we work. Some are highly-trained craftsmen, creating beauty that will be enjoyed for years to come. And construction workers enter into their jobs with the full knowledge that the hours are long and that the work is exhausting and difficult.

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Does Oregon Law Recognize Claims for Wrongful Birth or Wrongful Life?

For most families, news of pregnancy, followed by the birth of a child, are both causes for celebration. But pregnancy, birth, and childhood don’t always have a storybook ending. Sometimes a child is born with a horrible disease or birth defect. Sometimes pregnancy and the birthing process cause great harm to the mother. Some of these results are an unpredictable and unfortunate part of life. But in some cases, the outcome was predictable, and might have been prevented, had the decision maker been properly provided with all the relevant facts. In such cases, what kinds of claims does Oregon recognize?

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What Rules Do Truck Drivers Have to Follow in Oregon?

Sometimes life seems to be one series of rules after another. From early childhood our parents start setting boundaries. In school, principals and teachers set parameters for our behavior. Spiritual people often choose to follow a set of religious tenets. In social interactions, all of society sets mores for acceptable behavior. Even in the workforce, whether we are lawyers, firefighters, accountants, welders, healthcare professionals, or anything in between, many of us must adhere to professional and occupational standards. While it may seem somewhat restricting at first blush, when we step back and think about it, there is a good reason for all of these rules. They help protect us all from wrongdoing and make society safer. And truck drivers are no different – there are many rules they are required to follow. In fact, due to the extreme harm that can be inflicted by semi-trucks in accidents, truck driving is a highly regulated activity.

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Can You Sue Doctors in Other Countries for Medical Malpractice?

With constant improvements in transportation technology, along with massive decreases in the cost of international travel, the old saying that “the world is getting smaller” is truer than ever before. The wealthy have long enjoyed the benefits of international travel, but now “average” Americans can easily travel, too. Moreover, companies like SpaceX and Boeing envision a future in which you can travel almost anywhere in the world in less than an hour.While such an idea once sounded like pure science fiction, it would present enormous opportunities in business, leisure, and medicine. Imagine, someone with a rare disease or medical condition could quickly travel anywhere in the world to obtain the best treatment option. In fact, this is already occurring, as people travel to numerous places for both medical and dental treatment. But, as we all know, sometimes medical treatment goes wrong, and this raises an interesting question. Can you sue doctors in other countries for medical malpractice?

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Are Ride Sharing Companies Responsible for Deaths Their Drivers (or Self-Driving Cars) Cause?

Technology has brought lots of changes to the marketplace, both in Oregon and across the United States. With peer-to-peer sharing services, we can search on an app and within minutes rent a room, a home, or perhaps even a castle, almost anywhere in the world. When we depart for our vacation, we can leave our pets safe and sound in the home of a pet lover we discovered online. And, of course, when we need a ride, ride-sharing (some prefer the term “ride-hailing”) services like Lyft and Uber can meet our transportation needs. These companies offer many benefits, including lower cost and the convenience of quickly booking the service directly from our smart devices. Unfortunately, however, technological change sometimes occurs so quickly that the law needs time to catch up. For example, taxis have been regulated for decades, and have rules in place to protect passengers. On the other hand, there are sometimes gaps in the regulations for ride-sharing companies. So, what happens when ride sharing drivers or self-driving cars cause deaths and injuries?

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