What's Happening at Hart Wagner
- Hart Wagner Announces New Co-Managing Partners
- Hart Wagner Welcomes Attorney Blake Fry
- U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Honors Hart Wagner with One National Tier 3, Nine Tier 1, and One Tier 2 Designations
- Appellate Attorney Janet Schroer Wins In The Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals
- Troy Bundy and Taylor Lewis Obtain Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Dialysis Clinic
Plaintiff was diagnosed 15 days post-operatively with an extremely rare blood clotting process in the veins of small intestines which affects 1 in 7.5 million laparoscopic surgery patients. Plaintiff alleged negligence and wrongful death against our client, his physician. After a 9-day trial in Multnomah County, Karen O’Kasey received a defense verdict. Plaintiff was seeking $3,000,000 in non-economic and economic damages.
Plaintiff, widow of the patient, sued our client for $582,140 for negligence relating to a staph infection from a PICC line placed during the patient’s treatment for aplastic anemia, alleging that it had progressed to the extent it was no longer effectively treatable, causing the patient to die.
Co-defendant was dismissed from the case on Sept 4 (trial day 4). The case against our client went to the jury on Sept 9 and after a one-hour deliberation, the jury returned an 11-1 verdict in favor of our client.
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel President and Hart Wagner trial attorney Gordon Welborn and Hart Wagner associate Michael Jacobs both have articles in the OADC 2015 Issue 2. Mr. Welborn wrote the article “Investment in Justice” regarding judicial salaries in Oregon and Mr. Jacobs wrote an article titled, “They Will Ask, Do Not Tell: Avoiding Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege.”
Troy Bundy shares his expertise in the May 2015 issue of The Portland Physician Scribe in the article Legal aspects of telemedicine inspire cautionary advice.
Karen O’Kasey shares her employment law experience in Special Report: Ten ways to avoid an employment lawsuit.
Hart Wagner has a Hood to Coast team for the 2015 race in August! We have decided to become a fundraising team this year with a goal of raising $10,000, all funds to go to the Providence Cancer Center (all funds stay local)!
Congratulations to Rod Norton and Dawn Garrison! After 9 days of trial in a $3.8 million medical malpractice case, the jury came back with a unanimous defense verdict for our clients.
Joe Traylor received a quick delivered defense verdict today in Clark County, WA after 20 minutes of jury deliberations. Plaintiff was claiming $8400 of chiropractic care and $35,000 in non-economic damages. The jury found the 8-10 mph automobile accident was incapable of causing injury.
After a five-day trial, Karen O’Kasey has won a medical negligence and battery case in Multnomah County. Plaintiff alleged that during a water soluble barium enema procedure performed by the defendant, the catheter perforated her colon, resulting in bleeding, and a delay in the reversal of her ileostomy. Plaintiff was seeking $800,000 in non-economic damages and over $200,000 in economic damages. After a short deliberation, jury came back 12-0 for the defense!
Case abandoned and dismissed with prejudice by plaintiff mid-trial in $40 million birth injury claim in Marion County Circuit Court alleging failure to perform a timely cesarean section and perform appropriate neonatal resuscitation resulting in cerebral palsy.