Boys in a group residential facility in the 1970s were repeatedly sexually
abused by employees (Jones v. Masonic Home for Children in Covina, Los
Angeles County Superior Court, Plaintiff attorney: David N. Bigelow).
A captain in the Los Angeles Fire Department was retaliated against after
disputing preferential treatment in training of women (Lima v. City of Los
Angeles, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Plaintiff attorney: Gregory
Halloween night proved fatal to an 8-year-old child who was struck and killed
by a vehicle in a dangerous intersection (Macias v. Tong-Try, San Luis
Obispo Superior Court, Plaintiff attorney: Daniel J. O’Neill).
A woman with chronic sinus infections claimed that her treating physician
did not inform her that vestibular toxicity was one of the risks of long-term
antibiotic therapy (Morandi v. Gonzalez, Ventura County Superior Court,
Defense attorney: Raymond L. Blessey).
Multiple injuries were sustained by a teenaged passenger in a car that slammed
into a concrete wall as a result of the driver’s speeding and recklessness (Guilburt
v. Owens-Bender, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Plaintiff attorney:
Christopher R. Aitken).
A 36-year-old electrician placing cables on the roof of a building for filming
of a television series fell 20 feet to the ground because of a dangerous ladder (Confidential
v. Confidential, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Plaintiff attorney:
Eric F. Yuhl).
Failure to diagnose an imperforate anus in a premature baby resulted in severe
lifelong bowel injuries (Confidential v. Confidential, Riverside County
Superior Court, Plaintiff attorney: Bruce G. Fagel).
Parents alleged that a house fire caused by a gas leak resulted in the death
of their 9-year-old daughter (Blum v. Electrolux Home Products, Orange
County Superior Court, Plaintiff attorney: Darren O. Aitken).
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