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Experienced Attorneys Representing Injured Bicyclists in the Medford, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Southern Oregon Coast and Northern California areas.

By Robert Chapman Bicycle versus auto collisions can result in serious personal injuries and even wrongful death. Vehicle and bicycle accidents can happen in endlessly large numbers of ways: Weather conditions, road surface conditions, and vehicle conditions can also contribute greatly to collisions between bicycles and cars and trucks. In Oregon, bicycles by law are […]

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People With MS Have A Difficult Challenge Getting Social Security Disability.

By Arthur W. Stevens III I have litigated many Multiple Sclerosis cases during my career. People with MS have a difficult challenge in the Social Security Disability world because of the variety of ways the disease presents itself. For eons the diagnosis was purely clinical. More recently the use of MRI to determine the existence […]

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Workers’ Comp Vol. 2: Questions & Answers

A Grants Pass physician asks, how can physician document causation and determine whether a specific activity/job is at least 51% responsible for a problem? This question is pertinent in Workers’ Compensation law. First, we must recognize the difference between an occupational injury and an occupational disease. An occupational injury is a specific event. An occupational disease occurs gradually, over time; it is a process, […]

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Are Oregon’s roads even more dangerous SINCE we passed the texting ban?

Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., have banned it. The Transportation Department prohibits truckers and bus drivers from doing it. President Obama has outlawed the practice for all federal employees, and Jonathan Adkins of the Governors Highway Safety Association thinks it should be forbidden in every state. Despite all that, many people still text while driving. […]

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Dennis H. Black selected as Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Dennis H. Black, of Black Chapman Petersen & Stevens, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate […]

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The Disabled Face Tough Process Getting Social Security Benefits Approved

From Black Chapman Petersen and Stevens Staff A seriously disabled person who files for Social Security Disability potentially faces a multitude of problems if the SSA denies their social security claim. If the SSA denies the claim, the person must appeal the case, which can take over a year to be heard by a judge. […]

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Stryker Hip Recall News Stories

KOBI Television Stryker Hip Recall Story – July 3, 2014 Hip-replacement lawsuits continue to increase locally By TERESA RISTOW July 3, 2014 for the Mail Tribune A Central Point man who had heavy metals enter his bloodstream from his hip-replacement device is joining nearly 100 others locally who have filed lawsuits against the device manufacturer. […]

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