Oregon News

Oregon Lawsuit: Patients Tested For HIV Without Consent

Two Oregon residents have sued a health care provider that screened them for HIV without their permission. The Oregonian reported the plaintiffs are asking the judge to approve the suit as a class action, to include the estimated 6,500 other …

Oregon Court Tosses Right to Farm Challenge

The Oregon Court of Appeals has rejected a constitutional challenge to Oregon’s Right to Farm law, but parties to the case say the question isn’t resolved. The Capital Press agricultural publication reported the Right to Farm law protects farmers from …

Jury Awards $100,000 In Oregon Malpractice Suit

An Oregon gynecologist who removed a patient’s healthy ovary and left a piece of plastic in her body after a 2007 robotic surgery has been ordered to pay more than $100,000. The Mail Tribune newspaper reported that U.S. District Court …

Oregon Mother Seeks $7.6M In Meatball Choking Death Lawsuit

The mother of a young Oregon girl who died after choking on a meatball at her preschool is seeking $7.6 million in a lawsuit against the suburban Portland school and its owner. The Oregonian reported that the lawsuit filed Monday …

Suit Disputes Oregon’s Claim in Malpractice Award

A former Eugene woman is trying to keep the state of Oregon from claiming more than $200,000 from a medical malpractice settlement she received after suffering a stroke at age 27 that left her with only limited use of her …

Oregonians to Vote On Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

Oregonians are headed for a statewide vote on a new law that allows immigrants who can’t show they’re in the United States legally to obtain driver’s licenses. Secretary of State Kate Brown’s office said Friday that opponents of the law …

Oregon Man Injured In Dunes ATV Ride Files Suit

A man injured during an all-terrain vehicle ride in the Oregon dunes has sued a Eugene company, alleging it dug up a trail and did not warn riders of a sudden drop. Joseph Catania of Alturas, Calif., seeks $426,000 from …

Willis Names Long Regional Placement Officer in West

Willis North America named Linda Leigh Long regional placement officer in its West region. Long will lead a team insurance placement professionals across Willis’ West region, which includes operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. She will …

Oregon Man Hurt in Community Service Sues County

A man who suffered an eye injury clearing trails as part of court-ordered community service has sued Polk County, Ore. saying it failed to provide proper tools and safety equipment. The Salem Statesman Journal reported the suit filed in federal …

Oregon Looks At Beefing Up Health Insurance Premium Reviews

Oregon health officials are considering whether to use the state’s authority to approve or reject health insurance premiums as a tool to drive down health care costs. The idea is one of several suggestions for improving the health care system …