What's Happening at Hart Wagner
- Congratulations to our 2021 Oregon Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
- Attorney Taylor Lewis Presents At OADC Annual Conference
- Trial Attorney Karen O'Kasey Obtains Directed Verdict in Marion County
- Attorney Stephanie Kucera Wins in Federal Court
- Appellate Attorney Janet Schroer Wins in the Oregon Court of Appeals
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.