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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

AAC Founding Partner Wylie Aitken Honored as a Daily Journal 2022 ‘Top 100’ Lawyer

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2022 — The Los Angeles / San Francisco Daily Journal has named prominent plaintiff lawyer Wylie Aitken one of 2022’s Top 100 Lawyers in California out of the state’s 266,000 practicing attorneys. The annual list, published Wednesday, recognizes Wylie for his outstanding success for his clients, leadership as the founding partner of Orange County-based law firm Aitken Aitken Cohn… read more

Aitken Aitken Cohn Attorneys Named to the 2023 List of Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

Congratulations to all the Aitken Aitken Cohn attorneys who made the 2023 list of Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch for their top-tier work in the following areas: Wylie Aitken: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs Richard Cohn: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs Darren O. Aitken: Bet-the-Company… read more

Jack Aitken Takes the Stage for “Green Day’s American Idiot”

AAC’s Wylie Aitken: “Not all Aitken are lawyers. The next generation has one person on the stage at the Chance Theatre at the Bette Aitken Center in Anaheim. Enjoy the Orange County Register article and take in the production. Jack is a freshman at NYU in Broadway Theatre.” To learn more about production and to… 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

Booming Interest in Boating Is Leading to More Deaths and Accidents

There has been an incredible uptick in interest in boating over the last few years. While boating can be a fun activity, it can also be dangerous when boat operators do not know what they are doing or operate the boat in an unsafe manner. Along with the increased interest in boating, there has also… read more

Recognizing the Effects of Infant Asphyxia and Cerebral Palsy

Infant asphyxia is a serious medical condition that can cause lifelong consequences and complications. If your child suffered from this condition, here is the information you need to know. What Is Infant Asphyxia? Asphyxia is a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain. This condition sometimes occurs during or immediately after birth. Because… read more