KMS received 3 defense verdicts in 30 days

Between September and October, 2021 Pat Stockalper, Robert McKenna and Jim Kjar won 3 jury trials. The cases involved medical and legal malpractice claims. With the resumption of jury trials following the COVID pandemic the lawyers of KMS are back to doing what they do best for their clients: Winning

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Jim Kjar wins legal malpractice trial seeking $14M in damages

Jim Kjar received a unanimous verdict in a legal malpractice case. The plaintiff was a physician (dermatologist) who lost a medical malpractice case wherein she claimed that her treating opthamologist caused her to suffer permanent eye damage. She claimed $14M in past and future lost earnings. After plaintiff lost her case she sued her lawyer.…

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Patrick Stockalper obtains defense verdict after only 90 minute jury deliberation

Plaintiff Scott Stotelmyer, born on January 23, 1960, underwent single incision laparoscopic ventral hernia repair by Defendant, Sam Carvajal, M.D., on March 22, 2013 at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. On December 22, 2014, Dr. Carvajal performed a mesh repair surgery (as well as a Heller Myotomy and Durr fundoplication for an esophageal abnormality) by trimming…

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KMS Legal plays in 2021 Manhattan Beach Six Man Volleyball Tourney

4 time Champions KMS volleyball team a.k.a. Spider/Res Ipsa, competed in the Manhattan Beach six man volleyball tournament. The “sixer” is the oldest and most prestigious six person volleyball tournament in the county and is in its 60th year. In addition to team captain Jim Kjar, the team featured Olympains Casey Patterson and Russel Hlmes,…

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KMS sponsors Signature Event at 2021 SCAHRM conference

The Southern California Association of Hospital Risk Managers held its annual conference in June at Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Palm Springs. KMS was proud to sponsor the signature poolside reception. KMS is proud of its long standing representation of some of the most prestigious and appreciated medical centers, both large and small in Southern…

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