Wrongful Death Abroad

What recourse do you have if a loved one dies due to negligence in a foreign country? Written on behalf of Aitken Aitken Cohn Summer is vacation season! Whether you tour a fabulous faraway city, sunbathe on the beach in a tropical paradise, embark on an outdoor adventure, or visit your hometown to gather with… read more

AAC’s Chris Aitken Achieves $2 Million Settlement for Bicyclist with Rare Medical Condition

In a victory for justice, partner Chris Aitken achieved a $2 million settlement in a complex personal injury case highlighting the critical role of thorough medical investigation. The case involved the plaintiff, Tawna Nelson, a bicyclist who faced unimaginable challenges due to a rare pre-existing medical condition called erythromelalgia (EM). The incident, where a utility… read more

Seeking Justice for a Tragic Workplace Incident: A Family’s Fight for Stronger Safety Measures

AAC partners Chris Aitken and Megan Demshki represent the family of a 36-year-old husband, father, and dedicated pipefitter from Lomita, who died in a workplace incident at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Cris Abraham and three other workers were exposed to carbon dioxide fumes in the Terminal 8 baggage area. As a result, Abraham’s family… read more

Spinal Cord Stimulators

New uses and expanded approval for an established pain treatment… but is the jury still out on safety and effectiveness? Earlier this year, Nature Medicine published an exciting study that showed promising results for stroke patients receiving spinal cord stimulation. Although the trial was small and preliminary (only two patients), researchers at the University of… read more

AAC’s Rising Star Megan Demshki Promoted to Partner

SANTA ANA, Calif. (January 30, 2023)— Prominent plaintiff’s firm Aitken * Aitken * Cohn is thrilled to announce attorney Megan Demshki’s promotion to partner. As the head of the firm’s Riverside office, Ms. Demshki has demonstrated a strong work ethic and dedication to her clients and cases. Ms. Demshki has a reputation for being detail-oriented… read more

California’s Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Cases

The loss of a loved one is devastating under any circumstances. But when it could have been prevented—when a family member dies as the result of someone else’s wrong actions, whether negligent, reckless, or intentional—the grief and fallout can be even more complicated and acute. When this happens, eligible surviving family members of the deceased… read more

Birth Defects Due to Medication—What Parents Need to Know

According to the CDC, about 1 in 33 babies—approximately 120,000—are born in the U.S. with some form of birth defect. These conditions, ranging from mild to severe, are usually discovered within the first year of life. Most congenital disabilities begin within the first three months of development in the womb. According to the Cleveland Clinic,… read more

Brain Injury Classification

There are various ways to classify different brain injuries, including basing the classification on: Primary or Secondary Injury According to The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, one of the ways to classify brain injuries is by whether the injury is a primary or secondary injury. A primary brain injury is one that occurs at the time of… read more

Levels of Brain Injury

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, nearly 3 million people visit emergency departments, are hospitalized, or die because of traumatic brain injuries. Below, our personal injury lawyers discuss the different levels of brain injury and the symptoms associated with them. Mild A mild traumatic brain injury affects the brain… read more

Four Dead and Multiple Injured in Amtrak Train Derailment

By Aitken Aitken Cohn A team from the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a devastating derailment that involved an Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago. The incident killed four people, and dozens of passengers suffered injuries after the Amtrak train collided with a dump truck while traveling through rural Missouri. According… read more