Understanding Implicit Bias & the Misguided Attack on DEI

Demonizing DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) programs seem to be the political rallying cry du jour.   Most recently, social media was flooded with suggestions that DEI initiatives somehow contributed to an improperly secured door flying off an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 jet. These completely unsubstantiated allegations implied that DEI initiatives led to hiring unqualified workers… read more

$1,100,000 Settlement for Auto Collision Injury with Pre-existing Condition

Case Name: Ash vs. Andrea Jo Lombardi Case Number: 30-2020-01162108-CU-PA-CJC Court: Orange County Superior Court Final Result: $1,100,000 Result Date: November 2022 AAC ATTORNEYS: Chris Aitken CASE DESCRIPTION: Attorney Chris Aitken achieved a successful outcome in a complex case involving a client with a pre-existing medical condition. The case involved an auto accident captured on… read more

$1.3 Million Settlement Dangerous Condition of Public Property

Case Name: Barioni vs. State of California Case Number: 37-2015-00033388 Court: San Diego Superior Court Final Result: $1,300,000 Result Date: March 2022 AAC ATTORNEYS: Wylie Aitken Megan Demshki CASE DESCRIPTION: This case involved the wrongful death of a motorcyclist whose family sued the City of San Diego for the dangerous condition of public property. Our… read more

$4 Million Binding Arbitration Award Involving Botched Knee Surgery

Case Name: Cozad v. Kaiser Permanente Final Result: $4,000,000 Result Date: May 2022 AAC ATTORNEYS: Richard Cohn CASE DESCRIPTION: After a 13-day binding arbitration on behalf of the former surfer and legendary surfing photographer Tom Cozad, AAC’s Richard Cohn obtained a $4 million binding arbitration award. The medical malpractice lawsuit against a Kaiser Permanente orthopedic… read more

$3.5 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case

Case Name: Astrup v UC Irvine Medical Center Case Number: 30-2020-01152914 CUMMNTC Court: Orange County Superior Court Final Result: $3,500,000 Result Date: December 2022 AAC ATTORNEYS: Richard Cohn CASE DESCRIPTION: This complex and challenging case centered around the failure of the UCI team to diagnose and appropriately treat a spinal abscess, leading to partial paraplegia…. read more

$4.25 Million Settlement in Products Liability & Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Case Name: Marissa G. v. Doe Doctor and Doe Product Manufacturer Case Number: 19STCV23729 Court: Los Angeles County Superior Court Final Result: $4,250,000 Result Date: February 2023 AAC ATTORNEYS: Richard Cohn CASE DESCRIPTION: AAC secured a $4.25 million settlement in a products liability and medical malpractice lawsuit against a product manufacturer and a physician involved… read more

$2 Million Cyclist Injury Involving Rare Pre-existing Condition

Case Name: Nelson v. Dykier, et al. Case Number: 21STCV17973 Court: Los Angeles County Superior Court Final Result: $2,000,000 Result Date: March 2023 AAC ATTORNEYS: Chris Aitken CASE DESCRIPTION: A cyclist suffered catastrophic injuries following a collision caused by a utility truck driver who recklessly failed to stop at an intersection, striking the woman and… read more

Confidential 7-figure Settlement Involving Complex Birth Injury Case

Case Name: WP v Two Radiology Defendants Court: San Diego Superior Court Final Result: Confidential Result Date: May 2023 AAC ATTORNEYS: Richard Cohn CASE DESCRIPTION: The defendants failed to detect a congenital diaphragmatic hernia during both the 20- and 38-week prenatal ultrasounds. As a result, the plaintiff was born with this condition, unbeknownst to the… read more

$4.65 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Case

Case Name: Doe vs Doe Hospital Court: Los Angeles County Superior Court Final Result: $4,600,000 Result Date: May 2023 AAC ATTORNEYS: Richard Cohn CASE DESCRIPTION: The litigation revolved around the failure to treat amniotic fluid embolism and subsequent maternal postpartum hemorrhage, ultimately leading to the plaintiff’s untimely death. The case involved three defendants, and through… read more

Life Care Plans—Bolster Your Legal Case After Severe Injury

A severe or permanent personal injury can be life-altering. When a devastating accident occurs due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing, the injured party has the right to sue for damages. But in the aftermath of an accident—when urgent medical needs, sudden expenses, psychological trauma, and perhaps early legal proceedings feel overwhelming and all-consuming—it… read more