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Oregon Brain Injury Lawyer Speaks at the North American Brain Injury Society Annual Conference

March 31, 2017  |  Brain Injury, General, Personal Injury  |  No Comments  |  Share

Oregon brain injury lawyer, Aaron DeShaw, is speaking at the 30th North American Brain Injury Society annual conference in New Orleans, which is running concurrently with the World Congress on Brain Injury.  DeShaw is 1 of 13 brain injury lawyers in North America selected to speak over the course of the four day conference.  DeShaw is speaking alongside leading brain injury researchers Dr. Erin Bigler (neuropsychologist and pioneer in neuroimaging), Dr. Mariusz Ziejewski, (chair of the scientific peer review committees for the DoD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Traumatic Brain Injury (PTSD/TBI) Research Program, and a member of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] Collaboration Group on Human Brain Modeling), Dr. Brent Masel (neurologist / endocrinologist researching brain injury impact on hormone levels, and past president of the Brain Injury Association of America), Dr.  James Kelly (founder and director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence [NICoE], a Department of Defense Institute and concussion researcher at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center).  DeShaw also met internationally renowned neurologist Dr. Frederick Carrick, Clinical Scholar at Harvard Medical School and Senior Research Fellow at University of Cambridge to discuss recent brain research conducted at those universities.

DeShaw also attended the World Congress on Brain Injury, reviewing new brain injury research presented for the first time at the conference by universities and researchers from all over the world.

DeShaw is believed to be the only Oregon brain injury lawyer ever selected to present at an annual NABIS conference.  His presentation is on the improper use of the Fake Bad Scale by insurance company doctors to falsely claim that injured people are malingers (liars).   DeShaw’s lecture exposes that this test, commonly used by insurance company doctors, is not scientifically valid and is used by defense doctors to mislead judges and jurors that an injured person is faking their injury.  The presentation reveals the Fake Bad Scale as junk science that should never be admitted by a judge in a personal injury trial.

In addition to being a nationally known brain injury lawyer, DeShaw is a well known speaker on brain injuries to doctors, lawyers and brain injury survivors.

SoyNut Butter E. Coli Lawyer

March 22, 2017  |  General, Personal Injury  |  No Comments  |  Share

Oregon Personal Injury Law Firm, Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq., P.C., is now accepting client injured by E. coli contamination of I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter manufactured by The SoyNut Butter Company, and Soy Nut Butter by Dixie Dew Products Inc.

Recently, the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) and FDA disclosed to the public that there has been a multi-state outbreak of Shiga Toxin producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 caused by these soy nut butters, resulting in hospitalizations.  The CDC has been able to identify that the strain of E. coli that has been causing hospitalizations is directly connected to this soy butter, resulting in E. coli outbreaks in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Missouri, Virginia, New Jersey and Maryland.

According to the CDC, on March 7, 2017, The SoyNut Butter Company recalled  “I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters” and I.M. Healthy Granola products.

Then, on March 10, 2017, The SoyNut Butter Company expanded its recall to include all Dixie Diner’s Club brand “Carb Not Beanit Butter.”

Some of the people have been hospitalized, and several have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (a type of kidney failure).  87% of the people impacted by the outbreak are younger than 18 years old.

If you or a loved one has been injured by the use of soy butter, and need a SoyNut Butter E. Coli Lawyer, please contact our office for a free consultation at (503) 227-1233, toll free at (866) 843-3476, or via our confidential online form to discuss this case. We look forward to hearing from you.

NW 23rd x Glisan Natural Gas Explosion Lawyer

Portland Natural Gas Explosion Lawyer investigates explosion at NW 23rd x Glisan

On the morning of October 19, 2016, a natural gas explosion took place on the corner of NW 23rd and Glisan in Portland.   The blast destroyed the building that formerly housed Portland Bagelworks, near Dosha Salon.  Blast victims and business owners from the surrounding area are contacting our Natural Gas Explosion Lawyer regarding blast injuries and business losses caused by the natural gas explosion.

Based upon present news reports, a third party contractor hit a natural gas pipe at approximately 8:55 a.m.  Crews from NW Natural Gas and Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the report of the natural gas leak and evacuated the building, but apparently did not notify surrounding buildings.  At approximately 9:39 am, a significant explosion occurred at the site.  Despite evacuating the building where the leak occurred, the massive blast caused injuries to people, and business losses in the surrounding area.  There is also damage to three of the surrounding buildings from the massive force of the explosion.

“It’s a scene like none other that I’ve ever seen,” said Portland Mayor Charlie Hales.

NW 23rd Gas Explosion LawyerFor more information, photographs and video of the natural gas explosion damage, visit Oregon’s major media sources:

The Oregonian

Willamette Week






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DeShaw Law is investigating these natural gas explosion claims on behalf of people injured by the blast.  If you are interested in finding a Natural Gas Explosion Lawyer for injuries or business losses caused by the natural gas explosion on NW 23rd and Glisan, please contact our office for a free consultation at (503) 227-1233.

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PPS Lead Class Action

August 4, 2016  |  General  |  No Comments  |  Share

ti_graphics_lead-effects-on-childrenPortland area children have been exposed to the neurotoxin, lead, as a result of Portland Public School’s failure to test its drinking water in accordance with federal law. At this point, PPS has admitted that it hadn’t tested for lead in the drinking
water, district-wide, since the summer of 2001 (15 years ago). We also know that despite 47 sites testing high for lead in 2010-2012 and district officials knowing about the problem, this was not disclosed to parents until 2016. Children can have long term negative health consequences as a result of lead exposure, including neurological, neuromuscular, gastrointestinal, skeletal, dental, renal, cardiovascular, immune system, and reproductive system damage.

It is as a result of these facts, that Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq., P.C. is now investigating PPS’ exposure of Portland area children to lead, in conjunction with some of the most prestigious class action firms in the United States.  We anticipate this will lead to a PPS lead contamination class action.  This is of particular interest to Dr. DeShaw, who has children in school in the PPS district, and who as a board member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, works toward preventing personal injuries resulting in brain damage.

If you are a parent with children in PPS, you may have a claim for money damages. The amount of each case is individual to the person, based on the type of loss sustained. Additionally, any lawsuit we file would demand that Portland Public Schools fix its lead problem immediately, and going forward.

Our law firm is offering a freeno-obligation review and evaluation of this case. If you are chosen as a “class representative” it would cost you nothing, and require minimal time. If we determine that you may have a claim for money damages, and you choose to serve as the class representative for the PPS children exposed to lead, you will not have to pay us any fees or costs unless we recover money damages for you. To be clear, if we do not recover money for you, you pay us nothing.

Please call us at (503) 227-1233, toll free at (866) 843-3476, or via our confidential online form to discuss this case. We look forward to hearing from you.

Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer Lectures on Brain Injury Imaging

April 1, 2016  |  Brain Injury, General, Personal Injury  |  No Comments  |  Share

workhorse-email-banner-horses_updatedPortland Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer, Aaron DeShaw, lectured this week at the Florida Justice Association Workhorse Conference in Orlando Florida.  DeShaw, a nationally known brain injury lawyer, lectured to the 200+ lawyers on medical imaging for traumatic brain injuries.  DeShaw’s lecture focused on high resolution 3T MRI, CT, Diffuse Tensor Imaging, HDFT, PET, SPECT, EEG, MEG, MRA, CSF flow studies, and much more.

DeShaw was personally invited by John Romano, who started the Workhorse conference 30 years ago.  The conference is nationally known for its intensity, with lectures running from 7 am to 10pm each day for four days.  DeShaw was joined by a panel of speakers of the nation’s best lawyers including Mark Lanier, American Association for Justice Past-President Lisa Blue, John Morgan, Christopher Searcy, Mark Mandell, Keith Mitnik, fellow brain injury lawyer Dorothy Clay Sims, and many more.

Another highlight to the event was spending time with lawyer Gary Pillersdorf of New York.  Few people know that DeShaw is the editor of the book “Moe Levine on Advocacy” a project that took approximately three years to complete.  Moe Levine is largely agreed to be the greatest personal injury trial lawyer in history, and is often called the “Shakespeare of Trial Law.” The book is a compilation of every known writing, article, lecture recording, and case transcript known to exist at the time it was released.  It was only after the book was completed that DeShaw met Pillersdorf, who was an associate at a law firm where he worked with Moe Levine, Aaron Broder and F. Lee Bailey (later one of the lawyers on O.J. Simpson’s “Dream Team”).  This time in their third meeting, DeShaw and Pillersdorf discussed further details of some of the cases highlighted in the book, including Levine’s most famous closing statement on behalf of a client who had lost both arms in a railroad accident.  Pillersdorf recounted how after he had prepared all the details of the case and the man’s losses for Levine for his closing statement.  He noted it was pages and pages long.  Pillersdorf said that Levine looked at all of his work for about two seconds, then Levine got up, said four sentences to the jury for his closing statement and sat down.  The result was a stunning $5 million verdict in the 1960s, which remained a record in New York for many years.

DeShaw is a former doctor, turned Oregon personal injury lawyer, who handles catastrophic injury cases – most commonly traumatic brain injuries.  His educational background (including over 3000 hours of classroom instruction on topics including radiology, neurology, anatomy, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurological diagnosis, and approximately 800 additional hours of clinical internship) as well as years of practice as a doctor in the US and Europe where he took and read thousands of sets of medical imaging, gives him a substantial background in handling traumatic brain injury litigation cases.  His attendance at events such as the Florida Workhorse Conference keeps him on the cutting edge of litigation methods used by winning lawyers.