Attorney Matt Kalmanson Wins Three Times in Oregon Court of Appeals
Appellate attorney Matt Kalmanson recently procured three victories for Hart Wagner clients in the Oregon Court of Appeals. In March, Matt convinced the Oregon Court of Appeals to dismiss an appeal filed by an individual against a Hart Wagner client. On April 10th, Matt won again in the Court of Appeals, in a case of…
Trial Attorney Gordy Welborn Obtains Defense Verdict Following Lengthy Medical Malpractice Trial
After a seven-day trial Gordy Welborn received a defense verdict in Coos County. The plaintiff was seeking approximately $525,000 in economic and $1,200,000 in non-economic damages. Congratulations to Gordy and the HW trial team.
Attorney Mitchell Howell Prevails On Motions Regarding Product Liability Claim
Mitchell Howell secured dismissal with prejudice of plaintiff’s $500,000 strict product liability claim after successfully arguing his motion for summary judgment and opposing plaintiff’s motion to strike. After hearing both motions, the Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge determined that plaintiff’s motion to strike was untimely and that plaintiff had failed to bring his claim within…
Trial Attorney Karen O’Kasey Obtains Defense Verdict In Medical Malpractice Case
After a four-day trial Karen O’Kasey has won a medical negligence case in Clark County Superior Court. The plaintiff was seeking approximately $500,000.00 in non-economic and $1,500,000.00 in economic damages. Congratulations to Karen O’Kasey and her trial team at Hart Wagner.
Oregon Medical Board Closes Case Without Discipline
An Oregon electrophysiologist was exonerated by the Oregon Medical Board, who concluded discipline was not supported in a matter involving the unexpected death of a patient who had undergone a cardiac ablation procedure three weeks earlier. Attorney Troy Bundy successfully defended the matter to its conclusion.
Attorney Troy Bundy Prevails In Motion Involving Defamation Claim
In January, Troy Bundy prevailed after arguing his motion to strike a defamation claim falling under Oregon’s anti-SLAPP statute. After a full hearing, the Curry County Circuit Court Judge determined plaintiff failed to present substantial evidence supporting her claim that she had been defamed by the defendants during a Curry County Commissioners Board Meeting and…
Managing Partner Gordon Welborn Secures Defense Verdict for Vascular Surgeon
Trial attorney Gordy Welborn and his team successfully defended an Oregon vascular surgeon against claims of medical negligence. Plaintiff alleged that there was a delay in his medical treatment that caused permanent injury to his legs and feet. The defense presented expert witness testimony which confirmed that Hart Wagner’s client met the standard of care…
Court Throws Out Obstetric Malpractice Lawsuit As Time-Barred
Troy Bundy recently argued and won summary judgment for an Oregon OB/GYN accused of negligently performing a patient’s hysterectomy. Because the surgeon had fully disclosed the complication to the patient during a postoperative visit, the patient’s claim was barred after she filed it 3 years after the surgeon’s full disclosure. Troy was assisted on the…
Nursing Board Exonerates Nurse Accused of Stealing Narcotics
Troy Bundy successfully defended a nursing board complaint alleging an RN at a skilled nursing facility had stolen patient medications. After suggesting an immediate blood and urine test, which later returned negative, together with a full investigation into the facts and proof of bias on the part of the complainant, the Board dismissed all charges…
OMB Declares Groping Charge Lacked Merit, Exonerates Physician
Troy Bundy successfully defeated a patient’s Board complaint alleging that her primary care doctor inappropriately groped her during a breast exam. After a full investigation and review of the facts, the charges were dismissed without discipline as lacking merit.