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Nadia Raza and Lane Community College Settle Discrimination Case

Nadia Raza and Lane Community College are pleased to announce that they have resolved Ms. Raza’s claims asserted in the U.S. District Court of Oregon, Case No. 6:16-cv-00098-AA. LCC has agreed to hire Sigma Threat Assessment, nationally-recognized experts in behavioral threat assessment, threat management, and violence prevention, to provide an individualized threat assessment and safety plan for Ms. Raza, and to implement their recommendations. LCC will also consult with campus safety experts to evaluate its threat assessment and response policies and procedures campus-wide and to train the threat assessment team related to these recommendations by May 2017. As part of an ongoing initiative, LCC is also in the process of reviewing its Title IX policies with an independent expert and will implement any needed improvements by May 2017. LCC has agreed it will provide more information to its Classroom Conduct Review Committee, made up […]

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Safety Alert: 2016 Stryker LFIT COCR Femoral Head Recall

  2016 Stryker LFIT COCR Femoral Head Recall Artificial hip manufacturer Stryker Orthopaedics has notified surgeons that it is voluntarily recalling certain lots and sizes of its LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 Femoral Heads because of serious health risks to patients.  Many people who were implanted with this hip replacement system have experienced debilitating pain and toxic levels of cobalt and chromium in their bodies.  A second hip revision surgery is needed to remove these devices because of defective flaws in their design. Physicians began notifying patients of this recall by letter in late September 2016.  If you received a notice of recall from your orthopedic surgeon, it is important that you consult with an experienced Oregon attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected. Leslie O’Leary of Johnson Johnson & Schaller is available to help you evaluate your hip implant claim. Call us at (541) […]

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Survivors settle claims for Oso landslide

Johnson Johnson & Schaller is pleased to announce that the Oso landslide claims against the State of Washington and Grandy Lake Forest Associates have been settled for $60 million. Attorneys Art Johnson and Scott Lucas got involved in this litigation shortly after the disaster and have provided litigation assistance throughout the process to the team of attorneys spearheading the case. Additional claims against Snohomish County are ongoing. More information about the settlement is available here: Seattle Times: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/timber-company-reaches-10m-settlement-in-oso-landslide-suit/ http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/50m-settlement-reached-in-oso-landslide-suit/ Register-Guard: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34879674-75/proposed-settlement-reachedin-suit-over-landslide.html.csp  

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Massage Patient Sexually Assaulted at Lussuria Salon

Lussuria Salon’s masseuse, Hee Joon Yang, sexually assaulted a patient on December 15, 2015. The patient, going by Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit on September 26, 2016, in Lane County Circuit Court alleging sexual battery, professional negligence, invasion of privacy, and sex discrimination. Meredith Holley and Jennifer Middleton of Johnson Johnson & Schaller are representing her in the case. The Complaint is available here. If you have experienced a sexual assault during a massage from this masseuse or any other, your story could be important in keeping our community safe. Please call the attorneys at Johnson Johnson & Schaller at (541) 484-2434. Jane Doe, who had never before received a massage, scheduled her massage through the Lussuria Salon’s reception desk, which chose Yang as her masseuse. Jane Doe believed she would be safe and that she could rely on Yang to provide medical treatment. […]

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Saying She Had “Outlived Her Effectiveness,” The Corvallis Clinic Fired Long-Term Registered Nurse Geraldine Goff Because of Her Age

Registered nurse Geraldine Goff has filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing The Corvallis Clinic of age discrimination when it fired her in February, 2015. The federal complaint is available here. The lawsuit comes on the heels of an investigation by the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI), which found “substantial evidence” that The Corvallis Clinic engaged in illegal age discrimination when it fired Goff. The BOLI determination is available here. The BOLI determination is available here. Goff was then 76 and had worked for The Corvallis Clinic for twenty years. Goff had received good to excellent reviews throughout her tenure, including one in April, 2014, which rated her as meeting and exceeding expectations in nearly every category. But in November, 2014, then-Medical Director of The Corvallis Clinic Dr. Dennis Regan told a colleague, Dr. Charles Parker, that certain staff in the Immediate Care […]

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Proton Pump Inhibitors and Kidney Failure

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) like Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, are medications used to treat heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux.  PPIs work by blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid.  Recent studies show that patients who regularly take PPIs are at risk of acute and chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, which can cause serious injury or death.  Symptoms of kidney disease include:  fever, bloody urine, nausea or vomiting, weight gain, and skin rash.  People with these symptoms may be experiencing kidney failure and should seek medical treatment immediately. If you or someone you know suffered acute interstitial nephritis, acute kidney disease/failure, chronic kidney disease/failure, or transplant/dialysis after taking a PPI drug, you might be entitled to bring a lawsuit. The lawyers at Johnson Johnson & Schaller have several decades of experience successfully representing Oregonians injured by toxic products, pharmaceuticals, […]

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Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Blanket

Patients who receive a Bair Hugger® forced air warming device during hip and knee replacement surgery face a significant risk of deep-joint infection.  The air that is circulated by the forced hot air warming system is contaminated with bacteria. When the contaminated air comes into contact with the patient’s surgical site, it can cause a serious infection in the hip or knee joint.  These infections are difficult to treat and can cause devastating injury. If you or someone you know suffered a deep-joint infection following a knee or hip replacement surgery, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit. The lawyers at Johnson Johnson & Schaller have several decades of experience successfully representing Oregonians wrongfully injured by toxic products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.  Please contact us for more information about your Bair Hugger® injury claim. For more information about the Bair Hugger® forced warming […]

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Fred Meyer discharged Katherine Whaley when she took her grandchildren to an emergency medical evaluation

Katherine “Kathy” Whaley worked for Fred Meyer for 26 years before it fired her for taking a day off to take her grandchildren to emergency medical evaluations. Ms. Whaley had worked her way up to become manager of the Santa Clara Fred Meyer Electronics Department, and had been in that position for 11 years before she was terminated. In those 11 years, she had only one disciplinary write up in her file – she disciplined herself for reading a new computer calendar system wrong and missing a shift in 2013. She was an exemplary employee. On the night of Friday, October 24, 2014, the Department of Human Services (DHS) called Ms. Whaley and told her that her granddaughter and her granddaughter’s four siblings needed emergency foster placement. Of course, Ms. Whaley and her husband welcomed them into their home. Ms. Whaley was scheduled to […]

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Essure Birth Control Device

The FDA has received numerous reports of injury and complications related to the Essure® permanent birth control device.  Side effects include: Ectopic Pregnancy Pelvic Pain Migration of the Coils Perforation of the Uterus or Fallopian Tubes Rash and Itching (nickel allergy) If you or someone you know was implanted with an Essure® device and has any of these injuries, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit. For more information about the Essure® birth control device, click here. The lawyers at Johnson Johnson & Schaller have decades of experience successfully representing Oregonians wrongfully injured by toxic products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.  Please contact us at 541-484-2434 or 1-800-783-2434 for more information about your Essure® injury claim or click here to inquire about a free consultation.  

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Leo Soell Finally Feels Safe at Work

Johnson Johnson & Schaller Client Leo Seoll finally feels safe at work. The Oregonian reports, “The Gresham-Barlow School District has agreed to pay $60,000 and make sweeping changes across its nearly two dozen

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