The attorneys of KMS attended the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel’s Annual Evening with the Judges at the Jonathan Club in Downtown Los Angeles. This annual event brings together some of the biggest names in the Southern California defense industry for the opportunity to spend some quality one-on-one time of the courtroom with the…

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Mr. McKenna and his team obtained a defense award for several pediatric cardiologists and a pediatric anesthesiologist. The case was a very complex medical malpractice action involving care and treatment for a minor claimant with the congenital heart condition hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLSS). Claimant alleged that the physicians failed to timely diagnose and treat…

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In O’Rourke v. Ali, et al., Mr. McKenna and his team represented a hospitalist and there was also an emergency medicine physician who was a named defendant through trial. Plaintiffs were represented by Robert Vaage and Elizabeth Teixeira of the Law Offices of Robert Vaage. On January 13, 2012, then 53-year-old male plaintiff woke up…

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KMS has opened its permanent homes in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in El Segundo and Huntington Beach. The El Segundo offices are located in the burgeoning tech hub off Rosecrans Ave. next to Manhattan Beach and are designed in an industrial modern style featuring a large lounge area and outdoor patio with a BBQ,…

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Plaintiff was a patient in a large Southern California hospital. She claimed that while she was unattended by her nurses in a hallway waiting for her medication that she fell, lost consciousness and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Plaintiff relied on MRI studies and multiple experts who testified that she suffered a structural injury to…

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During a laparascopic choleycystectomy, the surgeon injured the liver, causing significant bleeding. The patient suffered an intraoperative cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated by aortic compression and 3 cardioversions. She required an extended hospitalization and claimed significant permanent injuries. The defense argued that injury to adjacent organs and bleeding are known complications of the…

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