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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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Occupational Exposure Case closed by Art Stevens

Art Stevens recently finished protracted litigation involving  a very technical “hard metal lung disease” case. The case was tried in the Oregon Workers Compensation system and, in the end, the employer/insurer did not choose to go to the Oregon Court of Appeals ,so the benefits to Mr. Young are finally established.  This  case demonstrates the […]

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Local Former School Teacher, District And Some Employees Face Lawsuit

EAGLE POINT, Ore.-A local school district, superintendent, principal and former teacher are all facing a lawsuit in federal court. The victims’ attorney, Tom Petersen with Black, Chapman, Petersen & Stevens, said they are all to blame for the alleged molestation of two local girls. Joel Heller, a former teacher at a Little Butte Elementary School, […]

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