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

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

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

April is “Distracted Driving Awareness” Month

April is “Distracted Driving Awareness” Month in an attempt to drive down the incidences of accidents, injuries, and deaths associated with distracted driving. In 2014, Oregon Department of Transportation started to team up with NHTSA in supporting the National Distracted Driving campaign. Many people believe that distracted driving is texting on a cell phone while … Read more

Cell Phone Usage and Multitaskers

There have been several articles and awareness campaigns regarding cell phone usage while driving. Many people believe they can multitask without a problem, but studies indicate just the opposite. As reported in Medical News Today, Motorists overrate their ability to talk on cell phones while driving. A study supported by a grant from the American … Read more

Some Sleep Drugs Can Impair Driving

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding consumers that some drugs to treat insomnia could make them less able the next morning to perform activities for which they must be fully alert, including driving a car. FDA has informed manufacturers that the recommended dose should be lowered for sleep drugs approved for bedtime use … Read more

Decorative Contact Lenses – Not a Good Choice for Halloween

During the Halloween season, many people are tempted to add decorative contact lenses to put the finishing touches on their costumes for a cool or spooky look. If you purchase these lenses without a prescription or the involvement of an eye care professional, you can risk serious eye damage. Most decorative lenses are readily available … Read more

Definition of Legal Terms

I am frequently asked by clients to define the meaning of certain legal terms and concepts. In the law, there are many things that we, as lawyers, refer to that are foreign to the layperson. One of the more important concepts to be aware of is the Statute of Limitations. Virtually every legal claim is … Read more