Riding the Wavefront—An Update on Refractive Surgery Litigation

Published in Florida Justice Association Journal 2007 Eight years ago I met Brenda Ross, a young mother who was looking for a lawyer after a botched Lasik surgery severely damaged her right eye. Brenda sought out Lasik surgery so she wouldn’t have to wear contacts any more. She enjoyed swimming and water sports. Contact lenses … Read more

10 Questions to ask before having LASIK Surgery

Who will perform your preoperative work-up? Will it be an optometrist or technician, and if so, when will the ophthalmologist review the findings and discuss them with you? Will your surgeon review all of the tests that were performed before the day of surgery? Does the surgeon regularly practice medicine in the community where your … Read more

Click It or Ticket It

Oregon Police Departments enforce the state’s safety belt overtime enforcement program, Click It or Ticket It. Studies have shown that most Oregonians comply with the seat belt law during daylight hours but are more inclined to not buckle up when darkness falls. Police enforce the seat belt law and are actively looking for drivers and … Read more

Transportation Safety Month

May is Oregon’s “Transportation Safety Awareness” month. Traditionally, the summer months are when the majority of Oregon roads get repaired, and there is an increase in work zones for all drivers to navigate. Unfortunately, there is also an increase in the amount of accidents involving drivers and work zones. Most work zone injuries are avoidable. … Read more

Motorcyclists and Drivers: Be Careful Out There

As Oregonians, we are all delighted with warm weather in the spring and try to take advantage of the sunshine. The warm weather and the increase in motorcycle and car traffic go hand in hand at this time of year. Unfortunately, there is also a direct correlation in the increase of traffic and the increase … Read more

Toys Hurt Children More Often Than You Think

A growing percentage of children suffer significant injuries at the hands of their favorite toys, according to the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP). Based on a study by the CIRP, a child is treated in an emergency room in the United States every three minutes for a toy-related injury. The biggest risk for … Read more

FDA Cautions Users of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicines

As drivers, we have all been inundated with information regarding drinking and driving from various civic organizations, advertising campaigns, school organizations, local news, and police departments. We are made aware of these campaigns during each holiday, football game, or event in which the majority of participants are tempted to relax with a cocktail or two. … Read more

Rain can make for Hazardous Driving

Driving around the Portland metro area becomes a challenge especially during the commuting hours. Each year during the rainy season, there is an increase in traffic accidents due to slick roads, standing water, and driver’s inattention to the changing weather conditions. During the warm summer months, the oil and grease on the roadway doesn’t have … Read more

Motorcycle Safety Awareness

During summer there is an increase in motorcycle traffic. Unfortunately, there is usually an increase in collisions involving cars and motorcycles, too. With that in mind, let’s all observe the following suggestions for a safer summer for everyone: Motorcyclists Don’t speed. Allow time and space to react to other motorists or changing road conditions. Always … Read more