Author: Greg Kafoury

$10.4 Million Verdict for Injuries in 2016 NW 23rd Gas Explosion Case

On October 13, 2022, a Multnomah County jury awarded several million dollars to two people who suffered physical and emotional injuries in a 2016 gas explosion in Portland, and assessed punitive damages of $4.6 million against Loy Clark Pipeline Co. Both plaintiffs were represented by Greg Kafoury and Mark McDougal of Portland.   Firefighters responded after a natural gas explosion … Continue reading

Q: I Think My Doctor is Prescribing Too Many Drugs. What Can I Do?

A: It is common to trust your doctor. However, over-prescription is serious and can affect individual patients and the community.  From 2005 to 2009, nurses who ran the Payette Pain Clinic (including Kelly Bell, Penny Steers and Scott Pecora) in Vancouver prescribed opiates like Oxycontin and Methadone on much higher levels than the rest of the medical community, even other practitioners … Continue reading

Greg Kafoury on James Chasse $1.6 million settlement with the City of Portland:

The City has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in trying to defend the indefensible.  They have hired experts to proclaim such ideas that Chasse died of something called “excited delirium” rather than the 27 rib fractures and accompanying punctures of his lungs.  The lawyers for the Chasse family deserve great credit for finally bringing the City to heel, and … Continue reading

Obama Supports Giving Nuclear Power Loan Guarantees

On February 18, 2010, the Obama administration announced conditional commitments of loan guarantees totaling $8.33 billion. This money would be used to construct two nuclear power plants in Burke, George. These will be the first new nuclear reactors built in the U.S. in almost thirty years. Cleary the Obama administration, despite its 2008 campaign pledge to support alternative sources of … Continue reading