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Former Kaiser nurse pleads guilty to sexually abusing five women

Alex Matthew Woolner, a former Kaiser Permanente nurse, pled guilty to multiple criminal charges including invasion of privacy and sexual abuse. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for sexually abusing five young women between the ages of 18 and 20 who were patients of Woolner last year. Kafoury and Mcdougal represents eight of Woolner’s victims, … Continue reading

Woman files lawsuit against tanning salon for neglecting privacy

Women and men who frequent tanning salons expect that their dignity and right to privacy will be honored during their visits. However, twice in recent years, women have filed lawsuits against a Tigard tanning salon that exposed them to passers-by. In K&M’s case, Renee Baker has filed a lawsuit against Palm Beach Tan after Baker disrobed and found out that … Continue reading

K&M Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit against Providence St. Vincent

A Providence St. Vincent certified nursing assistant has been charged with raping an 87-year-old woman in early September, 2016. The CNA, Adeladilew A. Mekonen, has reportedly confessed his guilt. Washington County Sheriffs report that a number of other victims now have come forward. In June, a 94-year-old woman accused Mekonen, 34, of sexually molesting her. The hospital briefly put Mekonen … Continue reading

AJC study shines light on extent of sex abuse by medical professionals

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has launched an extensive study, spearheaded by a core group of reporters and staff, into the increasingly pervasive problem facing our health care system: sex abuse committed by medical professionals on the patients who trust them. Taking into account a multitude of public records spanning the past 16 years, the AJC has published a series of articles, … Continue reading

Abusive Neurosurgeon Glenn Keiper Slapped With $1.4 Million Verdict

A Eugene spinal surgeon will have to pay for sexually harassing a former employee, after Kafoury & McDougal convinced a jury that the doctor’s abuse forced her to quit. Neurosurgeon Glenn Keiper inappropriately touched and sexually harassed Chere Bergstrom over the six years she worked for him as a scrub tech. The jury found neurosurgeon Keiper committed battery, sexual harassment … Continue reading

Woman and her stepdaughter wrongly accused by Safeway employees

A family is struggling to rebuild their reputation because of a grocery store’s false accusations. Employees at the Safeway in Lincoln City handed a video of an innocent woman and her stepdaughter to police, claiming it was footage of a shopper who paid with a stolen credit card. Several news outlets had published the innocent family’s photos, reported them as … Continue reading

Washington Doctor’s Pain Clinic Handed Out Opioids That Killed 16 People

Eight pill mills in Washington state contributed to the overdose deaths of 16 people and left many more with serious addictions, investigators recently announced. If your doctor got you hooked on narcotic drugs, Kafoury & McDougal may be able to help. Investigators yanked the medical license of Dr. Frank D. Li, medical director for the Seattle Pain Center, which operates … Continue reading

Jury awards $576,000 against Praxair for industrial site injury

A Portland Federal jury late Thursday unanimously returned a verdict of $576,456.83 in the case of Firestone v. Praxair, Inc. after a three day trial before Judge Papak. Mark McDougal and Jason Kafoury of Kafoury & McDougal represented Mr. Firestone. Defense counsel was Nicholas Wheeler from Cosgrave Vergeer Kester. Mr. Firestone was 29 at the time of the incident and … Continue reading

K&M 2016 Newsletter Highlights

K&M 2016 Newsletter Highlights K&M: Landmark Settlement for Cayla Wilson Largest Police Brutality Verdict in Portland History Jury Hands Huge Win to Blacklisted Police Officer A Predator in the E-Room: Hospital Agrees to Settle Injury at School: $800K Verdict for Child’s Loss of Ability to Walk Woman Prevails in “Shopping While Black” Case PlayDate PDX: Dangers of a Theme-Park Medical Sex … Continue reading

Teacher at Liberty High School in Hillsboro Faces Sex Crime Charges

Gregg Martin Jensen, a teacher at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, was charged on May 5, 2014, with using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct, and second degree sex abuse. Jensen was already facing charges of sexual abuse and encouraging child sex abuse. The question of civil liability arises whenever a predator emerges from an institution which … Continue reading