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Trial court had no grounds to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit, Oregon Supreme Court rules

Pam Wright Jun. 20, 2017, 9:49am

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Oregon Supreme Court has reversed trial and appellate courts’ decision to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against Rogue Valley Medical Center and Dr. Alison Savage.

Ore. SC allows claim for loss of chance at recovery in med-mal case

Dee Thompson May 16, 2017, 9:56am

EUGENE, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Oregon ruled on May 11 that it would reverse a decision by a court of appeals in a medical malpractice case involving the “loss of chance” legal theory.

Oregon SC: PIP benefits do not include insured’s transportation costs

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 28, 2017, 4:05pm

The state’s high court, hearing the case en banc, ruled 4-3 that plaintiff Stephanie M. Dowell was not entitled to reimbursement for the transportation costs she incurred to obtain medical care, as part of her personal injury protection, or PIP, medical benefits. PIP is an extension of car insurance that covers medical expenses and, in many cases, lost wages.