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How Advances in Technology are Helping People with Paralysis

Written by Aitken * Aitken * Cohn The neuroscience and biomedical communities are making incredible strides to restore mobility in people with spinal cord injury. From nerve-stimulation devices to brain-implant chips, a new generation of technology offers hope to paralyzed patients. According to a study released by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, nearly 1… read more

Casey Johnson authors article for OCTLA’s The Gavel

AAC’s Casey Johnson recently wrote an article for OCTLA’s The Gavel “Taking on the State: Effectively Litigating Against Governmental Entities” explaining why handling cases against a governmental entity is not for the casual litigator, and how proceeding into governmental liability matters without an understanding of the protections afforded can be a recipe for disaster. Read… read more

Autonomous Trucks

The future of cargo transport has arrived, bringing big questions. Year after year, the trucking industry has the unfortunate distinction of ranking among the most dangerous occupations, with a death rate of 26.8 per 100,000 drivers—843 deaths in 2019, according to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. And estimates from the National Highway Traffic… read more

Construction Site Dangers

Startling statistics and what you need to know if you’ve been hurt on the job President Biden’s one trillion-dollar infrastructure bill recently passed into law with bipartisan support. The plan will invest hundreds of billions of dollars into the nation’s roadways, rail lines, bridges, water systems, and power grid, creating construction, transportation, and energy jobs…. read more

Aitken Aitken Cohn Leads Effort to Seek Justice in Oil Spill Suit

  On October 2, 2021, an underwater oil pipeline located off the coast of Huntington Beach ruptured, spilling an estimated 126,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean. The rupture created a 13-square mile slick, which deposited oil onto beaches and into wetlands. News reports indicate that the leaked oil originated from an offshore oil… read more

Know the Signs: Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

It’s been well over a decade since the shocking death of healthy, vibrant, 45-year-old actress Natasha Richardson brought international attention to the genuine danger of a head injury that at first seems like no big deal. A mild topple on a beginner ski slope resulted in a tragic brain injury when Richardson’s head hit hard-packed… read more

Can companies and pharmacies be the ones to blame for a patient’s addiction?

By Aitken Aitken Cohn October 28, 2021 From the recent death of a celebrated actor to the complex settlement agreement that gave the Sackler family—owners of Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin—broad immunity from liability claims, the rise of opioid overdose deaths in communities across the U.S. is staggering. In many areas of the country, the… read more

Surgery at an Ambulatory Surgery Center—Know the Risks

By Aitken Aitken Cohn Until about 50 years ago, surgery took place in a hospital. The first Ambulatory Surgery Center or “ASC” opened in 1970 in Phoenix, AZ. Also known as an outpatient or same-day surgery centers, there are now more than 5,600 Medicare-certified ASC facilities nationwide. ASCs offer several advantages for patients in terms… read more

What you need to know when your baby was harmed in the birthing process

What you need to know when your baby was harmed in the birthing process By Aitken Aitken Cohn It’s an expectant parent’s worst nightmare. You’ve had a normal, happy pregnancy. Mother and unborn infant are both doing great. You’ve been counting the days till you’ll meet your child, feeling you already know this little person…. read more

Top Swimming Pool Hazards

Written by Aitken Aitken Cohn July 30, 2021 Summer is in full swing in Southern California, which means many are flocking to private and public pools to beat the heat. Swimming pools are a great source of fun for the entire family, but accidents can and do happen, so it is vital to know the… read more