March, 2012

March 1, 2012

A new revelation has given parents good reason to make sure their Oregon teenagers take every safety precaution when playing sports or participating in other physical activities. A new study has revealed that abrain injury can be more detrimental to a teen than it would be for an adult or younger…
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March 1, 2012

In Portland, you sometimes overhear people debating the wisdom of cars and bicycles sharing the road. Portland is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the country and boasts miles of bike paths into and around the city. Still, there is always a chance that a bike and a car…
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March 1, 2012

Ethicists and politicians, lobbyists and religious leaders, doctors and lawyers may not agree with a family’s decision to pursue a wrongful birth claim. For one Portland couple, though, the difficult decision proved to be the right one: A jury awarded them $2.9 million to care for their child who was born with…
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March 1, 2012

Four U.S. Senators, including Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, have proposed a new federal law intended to enhance the safety of medical devices. The authors are chiefly concerned about product defects that come to light after devices have gone to market. Their proposal would mandate that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration exercise…
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