Construction worker falls into open hole
A general foreman fell into an unbarricaded hole and fractured his heel, preventing him from continuing work as an ironworker (Butterfield v. Birtcher Construction, Orange County Superior Court).
Footling breech delivery causes triplegia
Due to the negligence of medical personnel, plaintiff sustained trauma to her spinal cord during delivery which caused spastic triplegia (Panduro v. Santa Marta Hospital, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Osteopath fails to diagnose rectal cancer
Defendant osteopaths failure to diagnose rectal cancer in plaintiff security guard resulted in a shortened life expectancy (Clawson v. Walls, Lassen County Superior Court).
Accountant fired for reporting tax violations
An accountant/controller who reported that defendants were engaging in tax evasion was terminated in retaliation for refusing to violate tax laws (Songco v. Century Quality Management Inc., Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Failure to trim trees near power lines causes fire
Southern California Edisons failure to maintain its power lines caused a fire to destroy over 25,000 acres, causing personal injuries and property damage (Ross v. Southern California Edison Co., Riverside County Superior Court).
Firm co-founder ousted
The co-founder of Urban Decay cosmetics was eliminated from the company despite an oral contract to share the profits and assets of the company (Holmes v. Lerner, San Francisco County Superior Court).
Twins born after wife underwent sterilization
A couple claimed the wrongful birth of twin boys after an obstetrician/gynecologist performed a sterilization procedure on plaintiff wife (Doe v. Roe, Placer County Superior Court).
Patient dies after rejecting kidneys
Decedents family claimed that the use of a three-year-old donors kidneys for transplant was below the standard of care and caused the recipients death (Chao v. Tertzakian, Los Angeles Superior Court).