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Recent findings about medical devices are hard to swallow.

June 23, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

The Department of Justice is investigating a series of infections connected with duodenoscopes manufactured and sold by Olympus Medical Systems. Duodenoscopes are tools used by medical professionals to diagnose and treat problems in the small intestine. These scopes are inserted through the mouth and down into the digestive system until it gets to where doctors […]

Oregon Workplace Fatalities

October 30, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

SAIF Corporation, Oregon’s not-for-profit, state-chartered worker’s compensation insurance company has published 2013-2014 workplace fatalities in its Fall issue of COMP NEWS. During this time period, 106 Oregon residents died from workplace related injuries largely in the construction, trucking, and logging industries. Here’s the breakdown on the type of injuries and the number of workers killed […]

Mass Recall by Vehicle Manufacturers due to Defective Airbags

October 24, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Pickett Dummigan LLP has learned that 7.8 million vehicles in the U.S. are subject to recall by several auto manufacturers to replace defective airbags. According to Safety Research & Strategies Technologies (SRS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Consumer Advisory that is “urging owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, […]

Mechanical Beasts of Burden: the Risks of Farm Labor

September 3, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

According to government surveys, farmers make up less than 1% of the population in the United States. However, their farms produce enough crops to make the U.S. the world’s third largest producing country in agricultural commodities. With such an abundance of food, it can be easy to forget that farming is hard work. Long days […]