Robert McKenna recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators for 2018

Congratulations to Robert McKenna for having been selected as one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators. Selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators throughout the nation. Candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad…

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Patrick Stockalper appointed again to Board of Directors of ASCDC

Congratulations to Patrick Stockalper for being elected to another two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Association of Southern California Defense Council. He has served on the Board for the last 10 years. The ASCDC is the largest defense attorney organization in the United States. Patrick has also served on the Executive Committee…

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Jim Kjar wins wrongful death trial for emergency room physician

The decedent was a 23-year-old mother of two who presented to the emergency room of a large Los Angeles hospital. She was diagnosed with high blood sugar and treated in the emergency room. She died four hours later. Plaintiff claimed that his wife was misdiagnosed with routine diabetic high blood sugar when she actually had…

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Jim Kjar wins jury trial alleging racial and gender discrimination

Plaintiff, a black female, alleged a long pattern of discrimination and failure to promote by her former employer, a public entity (city). The defendant lawyer represented her in her administrative hearing, which she lost. It was admitted at trial that the lawyer failed to timely file a civil lawsuit to preserve plaintiff’s personal claim for…

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Jim Kjar wins jury trial in bariatric surgery case

Plaintiff underwent a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure for morbid obesity performed by the defendant bariatric surgeon. Postoperatively, the patient became septic and suffered a cardiac arrest. She claimed permanent damages as a result of her injuries. She put forth a theory that the surgeon did not closely monitor her vital signs after surgery, particularly her…

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Jim Kjar wins arbitration in multi-million dollar brain injury case

Claimant underwent gastric bypass surgery at defendant facility. He had an extensive history of hypertension and was on multiple medications to manage it. Postoperatively, the defendant physicians lowered the dosages of his antihypertensives. The patient developed a major stroke resulting in significant cognitive impairment. Claimant was represented by Marshall Silberberg, Esq., a noted plaintiff medical…

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Jim Kjar successfully defends attorney at trial

In this legal malpractice trial the plaintiff lost a lawsuit against his former attorneys and was forced to pay a large six-figure amount in attorney fees and other damages. He retained the defendant lawyer to prosecute his claims and, after losing that suit, claimed the lawyer was negligent in prosecuting the case, which resulted in…

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