Frederick George Field

$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

The Disgrace of Penn State

In 2002, an assistant coach in Penn State’s football team told his boss, the legendary coach Joe Paterno, that he caught Jerry Sandusky, Paterno’s former defensive coach, anally raping a 10-year-old boy in the team’s locker room. Coach Paterno reported the assault to the athletic director, and to the vice president of Penn State University. The President was told a … Continue reading

Sexual Assault & Abuse by Doctors

Sometimes health care practitioners, including doctors, take sexual advantage of their patients.  People are often at their most vulnerable when being treated by a health care professional in an ambulance, while under anesthesia, or during physical examinations.  A recent Oregonian story focuses on Dr. Frederick George Field, an anesthesiologist in the Dallas, who was indicted on August 3, 2011, for … Continue reading