THE RESULTS

The reputation of a law firm is built entirely on the respect and experience it is able to offer clients who need assistance with their professional liability defense issues. The senior trial lawyers at Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper have been practicing in the industry for over 25 years and have dealt with nearly every kind of defense issue there is. With the support of our young, innovative legal team, KMS has won victory after victory for our clients ranging from trial and arbitration victories, dispositive motions and dismissals. These are examples out of a small sample set of our cases. Please keep in mind that every case is fact specific and different, and that these outcomes do not represent what we may be able to obtain for you in your specific case.

Robert L. McKenna, III obtains a 12-0 defense verdict in a Medical Negligence jury trial

Anderson v. Torres, et al. Robert L. McKenna, III obtained a 12-0 defense verdict in a medical negligence jury trial in San Bernardino. Plaintiff contended that she was misdiagnosed with a heel fracture and cellulitis, and that she was sent home without adequate antibiotic treatment from an ER visit with a nurse practitioner. Eight days…

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Jim Kjar gets Donald Sterling’s $2B lawsuit dismissed in federal court

In one of the largest potential damages claims in California medical malpractice history, Donald Sterling sued physicians who performed his evaluation in connection with his removal as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Jim Kjar filed a dispositive motion to dismiss the claim in its entirety, which was granted by the federal court judge. The…

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Robert L. McKenna, III and Michael R. Pittman win medical negligence jury trial, alleging failure to timely diagnose and treat a deep tissue infection in the right ankle. 12-0 Defense Verdict.

Plaintiff contended that she was misdiagnosed with a heel fracture and cellulitis, and that she was sent home without adequate antibiotic treatment from an ER visit with a nurse practitioner. Eight days later, plaintiff presented to another hospital with sepsis and osteomyelitis of the right ankle that required surgery and a lengthy skilled nursing facility…

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Anastasia Olano obtains defense verdict in Dental Malpractice trial

Plaintiff claimed that fillings were improperly placed by the defendant dentist, causing pain and requiring subsequent treatment. The plaintiff initiated a small claims matter against the defendant dentist and initially prevailed. Anastasia Olano represented the defendant dentist on appeal in a trial de novo and obtained a judgment for the defendant and against the plaintiff.

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Jason Petersen, and Jim Kjar win medical negligence jury trial, alleging a delay in spine surgery, causing permanent paralysis

Plaintive suffered an injury to his cervical spinal cord in  a work related accident. He was treated by the defendant neurosurgeon, who chose to delay surgery. The plaintiff claimed through the testimony of his subsequent treating spine surgeon that the delay caused plaintive to suffer permanent paralysis and loss of use of some of his…

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Defense verdicts: Roe v. Doe

Robert McKenna and Danielle Velazquez obtained a defense award at arbitration defending an urgent care physician at a major Southern California medical center. The plaintiffs alleged the physician failed to diagnose Group A strep pneumonia in a woman who passed away several days after being seen in the urgent care. Mr. McKenna and Ms. Velazquez…

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Defense arb awards: Edison v. USC

Pat Stockalper obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial in Los Angeles County where he successfully defended a local hospital and their nursing staff. The case involved claims of medical malpractice relative to an alleged fall during a patient’s transfer to her bedside commode.

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Jim Kjar Defenses Legal Malpractice Jury Trial Requesting $12 Million in Damages.

Plaintiff is a Dermatologist who hired the Defendant to prosecute a medical malpractice case against her treating eye doctor. She claimed the doctor misdiagnosed a serious eye infection which has permanently disabled her, and limited her practice in Dermatology. Plaintiff asked the jury to award $12 Million. Plaintiff claimed that the attorney failed to designate…

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Jim Kjar Wins Legal Malpractice Jury Trial Where Plaintiff Claimed Malpractice and Inappropriate Relationship Against Her Former Lawyer.

Plaintiff retained the Defendant attorney to handle a significant personal injury claim against a large restaurant chain. Plaintiff lost at trial and claimed this was due to the attorney’s mishandling of her case and failure to retain appropriate experts. Plaintiff also claimed that through phone calls and email exchanges, the attorney allowed her to have…

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Unanimous jury gives Jim Kjar and Rick Wirick defense verdict in legal malpractice trial

Jim Kjar collected his second legal malpractice jury verdict in the last 2 months in a Riverside courthouse. Plaintiff claimed that Kjar’s client committed legal malpractice, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of funds regarding 3 separate matters the attorney handled for her. After a 3 week trial the jury found for the defendant…

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