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Medical Mistakes Bill Passed by Oregon Senate

It’s no secret that medical malpractice suits are big money for attorneys, and an equally big risk for doctors and hospitals, but what about medical mistakes that are rooted in simple human error? What about those mistakes that could be used to teach doctors better medicine? Do those really require the same intensity of legal […]

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In Brief: Oregon Helmet Law Modifications?

The state of Oregon currently requires all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, regardless of age or type of bike. Twenty members of the Oregon legislature want to change that. Specifically, they believe only bikers under the age of 21 should be required to wear helmets. State Representative Andy Olson (R) sponsored a bill to relax […]

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Oregon Has Lowest Workers’ Comp Year Ever, Still Above National Average

Great news for workers’ compensation administrators in Oregon: private sector work-related injuries and illnesses there were only 4.4 per 100 full-time employees during the 2009 calendar year, making it the lowest recorded total ever. Oregonians files 48,304 work related injury cases in 2009, 52.6 percent of which resulted in lost work time (including days away […]

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Oregon Re-Rating Law Working for Consumers

Thousands of residents of Oregon are happy about their lower insurance premiums, thanks to a year-old law about credit scoring, say the results of a survey by the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). The law allows policyholders to request that their insurance company re-rate or re-price their homeowners or auto insurance policy once […]

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