Oregon Bill Requires Mandatory Abuse And Neglect Reporting By Public And Private Officials

Reporting abuse and neglect All citizens have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Members of the general public may report suspected abuse and neglect if they choose. Oregon state law, however, mandates that workers in certain professions must make reports if they have reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect. These people … Read more

Lawsuit challenges sheltered workshops for Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – Thousands of disabled Oregonians are stuck segregated in dead-end jobs at “sheltered workshops,” in violation of federal law, because of failed state programs that should help them find mainstream employment, according to a landmark lawsuit filed on Wednesday. Sheltered workshops, sometimes called “work-activity programs,” are facilities funded by state and local … Read more

Medford Oregon Truck Accident

Here’s the bulk of an article that was published in the Medford Mail Tribune on December 30, 2010 with details of the accident. Police have cited a truck driver whose trailer overturned on Biddle Road Dec. 21 with careless driving and making an improper turn. The 59-year-old man who was pinned inside his pickup after … Read more

Art Stevens to be honored at the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Convention in August 2010

Art Stevens is set to receive The Doug Swanson Workers’ Compensation Award, which is awarded by the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association at their annual Convention. For two decades Stevens has tirelessly represented hundreds of injured and disabled Oregonians whose claims have been denied or improperly processed by a well-funded insurance industry. Born in Idaho, Stevens … Read more

Oregon Supreme Court Allows Injured Workers to file Civil Actions Against their Employers

Injured workers who found themselves without a remedy when their work injury claims were denied were given another option when the Oregon Supreme Court issued its opinion in Smothers v. Gresham Transfer, Inc.(1) in May 2001. Terry Smothers filed an “occupational disease” claim for a lung disorder developed after exposure to fumes and mist containing … Read more