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Failure to Provide Adequate Care: $3.5 Million Settlement

In the case of one woman we represented, the birth of her fourth child should have been a joyous occasion. Instead the treatment she received at a county-run medical center fell well below the standard of care and resulted in tragedy. Shortly after delivery in 2008, our client complained of having a severe headache. The […]

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Negligent Supervision: $2.4 Million

In July 2008, our client (a 15-year-old boy) signed up for football tryouts at Hollywood High School. During the unsupervised and authorized practice, he suffered a debilitating neck injury. The school failed to provide instruction or safety equipment. Our client sustained a fracture of the C6 vertebrae, a torn cervical injury and a head injury. […]

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Eye Injury: $1.45 Million Verdict

Our client went to his doctor to treat a severe nosebleed. The doctor ordered a procedure that involved injecting medication into the patient’s maxillary artery. Immediately following the treatment, the man woke up unable to see out of his right eye. Attempts to restore his vision were unsuccessful. Our client’s blindness has impacted his ability […]

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Negligent Treatment: $615,000 at Arbitration

The male plaintiff had a history of schizophrenia when he went to Kaiser to have a pancreatic cyst removed. While receiving heavy pain medication after the procedure, the patient suffered a schizophrenic break. He exhibited irrational behavior and ran out of the hospital without his shirt, shoes and cell phone. Our client fled the facility […]

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2013 CAOC Streetfighter of the Year: Daniel Balaban

Attorney Daniel Balaban won the prestigious 2013 “Street Fighter of the Year” award presented by Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). The award recognizes Balaban’s tenacious representation of 60-year-old Ilya Bershadsky, a terminally ill patient who sued his doctor for misdiagnosing his pancreatic cancer.

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The Bahia Emerald

More than a decade after the discovery of the world’s largest emerald, our firm has been involved in the high profile legal battle for ownership of the rare Bahia Emerald. In 2001, Renata Joias e Embalagens Ltda. discovered the Bahia Emerald in Brazil and registered it with the Brazilian Government. On August 31, 2004, an […]

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The MICRA Roadblock

One of the biggest obstacles fighting medical malpractice cases is the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 known as MICRA. It caps compensation for “non-economic damages” at $250,000. This includes life-altering injuries such as the loss of a limb, disfigurement, loss of vision or the loss of mobility. Under the MICRA law, the loss […]

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