Oregon Medical Board

$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

UPDATE: Dr. Makker finally surrenders license

Surgeon’s bloody trail finally comes to an end. With the revocation of his medical license a virtual certainty, neurosurgeon V. James Makker has finally surrendered his license. Dr. Makker, 42, has been the target this year of some 30 malpractice lawsuits, and of an investigation by the Oregon Medical Board. A Wall Street Journal article in March, 2011, noted that … Continue reading

Dr. Vishal James Makker: Medically Unnecessary Spinal Fusions

By all accounts, Portland neurosurgeon Vishal James Makker is a man who makes a strong impression.  Young and handsome, gracious and articulate, a man with a compelling and charismatic personality.  Among all the neurosurgeons in America, he was singled out by the Wall Street Journal on March 29, 2011, for his professional work. Unfortunately for his patients, what the press … Continue reading