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Jury Awards K&M Client $476,000

A Portland jury awarded nearly half a million dollars to an elderly woman who tripped and broke her ankle while climbing out of an airport shuttle. Dorothy Kohut, who is now 74, won $476,500 for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering after a jury found that the driver’s negligence had caused her fall. Kohut, a regular customer of … Continue reading

Medford Chiropractor Arrested On Sex Abuse Charges

Four women have accused Medford chiropractor Scott B. Cooper of touching them sexually during chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy sessions. Police said the incidents they investigated happened between October 2017 and January 2018 at Cooper Chiropractic Care at 711 E. Main St. in Medford. Investigators called the women’s accounts “consistent” and said Cooper’s actions fell well outside the standard of care. … Continue reading

K&M Sues Doctor Who Severely Burned Woman’s Face

K&M is representing an 86-year-old woman whose face burst into flames when a liquid anesthetic ignited during surgery in her $1 million lawsuit against her surgeon and anesthesiologist. Jeanne Holden suffered burns to her eyes, hair and face. Greg Kafoury said the incident was made worse because Holden was breathing supplemental oxygen through a mask during the Sept. 16, 2016, … Continue reading

K&M Sues Modest Mouse Singer Isaac Brock

Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock told bystanders he fell asleep at the wheel before rear-ending a city employee on the Morrison Bridge. Brock, 42, was impaired when he crashed his Land Rover into a truck driven by Cassidy Kane, causing a five-car pileup. Police cited Brock for careless driving contributing to an accident. They did not administer field sobriety tests. … Continue reading

Salem Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abuse

For most children, a significant portion of every day is spent at school under the care of educators. These are the people parents trust with their children’s safety and well-being. While these student-teacher relationships should be constructive and nurturing, some teachers use their position of influence to take advantage of and abuse innocent children. A physical education teacher in Salem … Continue reading

Off-Duty Portland Cops Face Yet Another Excessive Force Lawsuit

Portland Police officers attacked a mother at a wedding, beating and stripping her nude to her waist in front of her family, the mother claims in a lawsuit claiming battery and police brutality filed by Kafoury & McDougal. Jessica Stradley was at a wedding with her husband and six-year-old daughter when another attendee falsely accused her of stealing her wallet. … Continue reading

Arborist Pulled Head-First Into Woodchipper

A 35-year-old father of three suffered brain injuries and a crushed skull when he was pulled into a faulty woodchipper head-first. The machine lacked basic safety functions like an automatic shut-off, the man claims in a $16.7 million lawsuit. Noly Chouinard was pruning trees at work and grinding the limbs in a wood chipper when a rope on the ground … Continue reading