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Group Urges Lawmakers to 'Override' Attorney General's Directive Against Oregon Assisted Suicide Law The right-to-die advocacy group the Hemlock Society has launched a campaign urging lawmakers to "override" Attorney General John Ashcroft's decision to pursue disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe lethal doses of drugs for terminally ill patients under Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law,  
Oregon Ruling for Occupational Disease Claims Unlike a workers’ compensation claim, the occupational disease claim can expose the employer to whatever economic and non-economic damages, including pain and suffering and loss of lifestyle damages, the plaintiff can convince the jury to award.  The employer may be exposed to punitive damage claims in some cases 28 kb pdf
Permanent Partial Disability Benefits- Oregon Oregon’s system for determining permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits is unusual in at least three respects. First, unscheduled losses are compensated differently based on the worker’s return to regular work, or being released by a doctor to return to work without restrictions. Under either of these conditions, the basis of compensation is impairment only. If neither condition is met, the compensation is on the basis of loss of wage-earning capacity. Second, determining loss of wage-earning capacity involves a formula that modifies the medical impairment rating according to age, education and “adaptability” (that is, the ability to adapt to a given job function). Finally, Oregon is one of a handful of states that does not base its PPD awards for scheduled or unscheduled losses on the worker’s preinjury wage. Pdf 99 kb
Rape and Sexual Assault of Women in Prison, Nationally and in Oregon Until 2005 Oregon did not have a statute criminalizing sexual contact between prison staff and prisoners. It was joined only by Alabama and Vermont. In late June; Oregon’s legislature passed a statute criminalizing custodial sexual misconduct in the first and second degrees. The current statute still leaves many of the problems of custodial sexual misconduct in prison unanswered. Pdf 201 kb

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