Washington, DC Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyers
Other Offices: Los Angeles, CA Philadelphia, PA
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Law Firm OverviewOver the past 40 years, Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has handled thousands of cases against some of the biggest pharmaceutical manufacturers, airlines and ground transportation companies in the world.
Ground transportation companies: Allied Waste Industries; Amtrak; CR England; CSX Corporation; Eagle Systems; Food Express, Inc.; Food 4 Less; Ford Motor Co.; GARDA, Inc.; Greyhound; J.B. Hunt; Kimberly-Clark; Lucky’s; Roadway Express; Ryder Truck Rental; Schneider National Trucking; Swift Transportation; Tyson Foods; and Werner Enterprises.
Aviation companies: Aerospatiale; Airbus; Alaska Air; American Airlines; Beechcraft; Bell Helicopter Textron; Boeing; Bombardier; Cessna; Continental Airlines; Delta Airlines; Grumman; Heli USA Airways; Hughes Aircraft; McDonnell Douglas; Piper; Robinson Helicopters; Rockwell; Sikorsky; Southwest Airlines; United Airlines; and US Airways.
Pharmaceutical drug and medical device manufacturers: Alpha Therapeutic; Armour Pharmaceutical Co.; Baxter Healthcare Corporation; Bayer Corporation; Covidien; Cutter Biologicals; Eli Lilly; Forest Labs; GlaxoSmithKline/SmithKline Beecham; Marion Merrell Dow/Richardson-Merrell; Medtronic, Inc.; Merck; Oclassen; Pfizer; Schering-Plough; Sigma Aldrich; Solvay Pharmaceuticals; Stryker Biotech; Takeda Pharmaceuticals; and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman is dedicated to recovering maximum compensation for all our clients. We also strive to take action beyond the courtroom and force policy changes that will eliminate future harm to others. We are proud of the coalition’s we have created with activists, attorneys, and our staff, who work together to resolve global problems caused by harmful and defective drugs, which no individual could accomplish alone.
Our firm's long history of professional excellence continues with each case entrusted to us. It is our job to obtain optimum results for our clients by using effective litigation strategies and tactics. This involves thorough investigation, relationships with expert witnesses, and meticulous preparation for every case.
We have developed a rigorous, skillful and technical method for locating hard-to-find manufacturer documents in order to successfully litigate against major pharmaceutical companies, positioning our firm as a leader in the fight to increase public health and safety.
Our attorneys come from diverse backgrounds, offering a unique combination of experiences and skills that have led to a record of successful resolutions in and outside of the courtroom. Among our lawyers are two pilots, a former airline captain, a bio-engineer, a mechanical engineer, a former aircraft mechanic, former law professors, former public servants, a former district attorney, a former deputy sheriff, a former S.W.A.T commander, former magistrates, mediators and arbitrators and two former assistant attorneys general.
The senior attorneys of our law firm prepare and direct all cases themselves and the firm's attorney’s work as a team on each case. We are regularly consulted by other attorneys and as experts on the cases we handle by established news sources when there is an issue of great magnitude, interest or importance.
The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.
Languages: Spanish, French, Farsi, Korean, English
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Commercial Transportation Accidents; Air Medical Accidents; Air Ambulance Accidents; Charter Plane Accidents; Helicopter Accidents; International Airline Crash; Medical Device Injuries; Private Plane Crash; Sightseeing Aviation Tour Accidents; Sightseeing Helicopter Tour Crashes; US Airline Accidents; Structure Accidents; Pharmaceutical Product Liability; Consumer Fraud Class Actions; Traumatic Brain Injury; Actos RICO Class Action Lawsuit; Celexa / Lexapro Lawsuit; Talcum Powder Lawsuit; VW Class Action Lawsuit; Alere INRatio Lawsuit; Duodenoscope / Endoscope Superbug; IVC Filter Lawsuit; Laparoscopic Power Morcellator Lawsuit; Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Device Lawsuit; Spinal Surgeries; Stryker OP-1 Putty and Calstrux; Prescription Drug Injuries; Structural Failure; Bridge Collapse; Building Collapse; Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit; Porter Ranch Gas Leak Lawsuit.
Areas of Law Description
Our practice includes all of the following:
- Aviation Accidents
Baum Hedlund has handled more than 650 aviation accident cases, representing passengers, crew and ground victims across the nation in general aviation and commercial aviation crashes and incidents.
- Major Truck Accidents
Accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks require a higher level of skill and understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's rules and regulations that regulate trucking companies. Our truck accident lawyers have litigated over 225 truck crashes across the nation.
- Bus Accidents
Our firm has represented more than 80 bus crash victims across the country over the past 20 years. We have represented bus passengers in accidents inside the United States and American passengers in accidents involving tour buses in foreign tourist spots.
- Train Disasters
Since 1987, Baum Hedlund has handled more than 80 train accident cases across the nation involving major passenger rail disasters. We have handled major derailments and collisions against Amtrak, Conrail, CSX, MARC commuter trains in Maryland, Metrolink commuter rail disasters in Southern California, and FELA-railroad employee injury claims.
- Pharmaceutical Drugs & Medical Device Injuries
We have successfully represented thousands of people in personal injury, wrongful death and consumer class action cases against major drug companies and medical device manufacturers over the past twenty five years. We have handled cases against pharmaceutical defendants such as Alpha Therapeutic, Armour Pharmaceutical Co., Baxter Health Care Corp, Bayer Corp, Dalkon Corporation, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Pfizer, and Wyeth, among others.
- Whistleblower Claims
Mark H. Schlein is our lead whistleblower attorney, overseeing Baum Hedlund’s qui tam litigation. Mark is a former government attorney, public servant, assistant attorney general, deputy sheriff, and S.W.A.T. commander. His participation in whistleblower litigation for the State of Florida recovered billions of dollars at the state and federal levels. As a result, Mark has extensive experience working with whistleblowers in qui tam actions brought under the False Claims Act.
Ms. Cara J. Luther
Aviation Accidents, Aviation Law, Bus Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Commercial Litigation
Ms. Diane Marger Moore
Aviation Accidents, Aviation Law, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injuries, Personal Injury
Mr. Mark H. Schlein
Qui Tam False Claims Act, Whistleblower, Consumer Fraud Litigation
- State Bar of California
- American Association for Justice
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
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We would like to think the medications prescribed to us by doctors have been proven safe and effective in careful scientific research, and approved by regulatory bodies that reviewed the evidence with public safety as their primary concern. However, a growing number of very well respected authorities are now suggesting that assumption is far from the truth.Read Article
December 9, 2013 A battle is currently underway that will determine whether drug makers can hide data about the safety and effectiveness of the drugs they sell or whether they will be required to release this critical information to the public.Read Article
Whether it is fraud in Medicare or Medicaid, failing to pay Customs duty, defrauding the government in defense contracts or any other major fraud against the government, it is the taxpayers who suffer. Birkenfeld, an ex-con, stands as one example that anyone can become a whistleblower but he has garnered so much attention because he is so incredibly unusual. Most whistleblowers are good and successful citizens who discover fraud and are horrified by that discovery.Read Article
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued a safety recommendation to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regarding the November 2001 crash of an American Airlines Airbus near JFK.Read Article
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed new rules to increase safety for medevac helicopter pilots, first responders and the patients they set out to help.Read Article
Not all passengers are treated equally under the law. International travelers may face greater restrictions when pursuing legal claims than their counterparts who are only traveling domestically.Read Article
A total of 56 percent of aviation accidents in the last 60 years were caused by human error, with 50 percent caused by pilot error and 6 percent caused by other human error.Read Article
The airline industry considers the airplane maintenance outsourcing to be one of the most effective ways to cut costs, but many are concerned about the safety of offshore maintenance facilities.Read Article
Washington fatal helicopter crash lawsuit contends: Robinson Helicopter Co. to pilots and passengers of its R44 II model: You are warned - you had best wear head-to-foot fire-proof suits to avoid possible immolation in an otherwise survivable crash.Read Article
Catastrophic events often propel significant changes in regulation; this is precisely what has happened in response to the tragic airplane crash near Buffalo, New York, earlier this year.Read Article
On behalf of their client, aviation accident law firm Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, has filed a lawsuit and begun a private investigation into Continental Connection Flight 3407. According to the lawsuit, this crash was caused by negligent conduct, as well as defective design and manufacture.Read Article
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Bus Accident Attorney - Charter Bus Crash in Yucaipa
The bus lost control, veered to the left, rear-ended a vehicle and rolled over at which point it hit a pickup truck travelling in the oncoming lane, fatally injuring the truck's driver. Attorney Harvey-Lee believes many deaths and injuries from cut-rate carrier accidents could be avoided or at least reduced if the safety features of the buses were improved.
Roundup Cancer Attorney Discusses Roundup Lawsuits
In this clip attorney R. Brent Wisner discusses the following questions:
• What is Roundup?
• Why is Roundup dangerous?
• Does wearing protective gear prevent exposure to Roundup?
• Why has Roundup been banned?
For more information about the Roundup lawsuit, please visit https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/toxic-tort-law/monsanto-roundup-lawsuit/
Why file an IVC Filter Lawsuit? IVC Filter Lawyer Nicole Maldonado Explains
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that IVC filters can migrate or fracture, causing serious injuries like heart damage, lung damage, internal bleeding and even death. Thousands of individuals who were implanted with an IVC filter may have been exposed to serious risk by this dangerous medical device.
The reported IVC filter side effects and complications include death, heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism, among many others.
If you or someone you know received an IVC filter and the device fractured, moved or has become irretrievable, contact an IVC filter lawyer at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman today to discuss your case. You may be entitled to compensation.
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Aviation Accident Attorneys
Several Baum Hedlund attorneys are described in Aviation Counsel Magazine's list of Recommended High Flyers (considered by International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Legal Department as one of "the most elite lists of aviation law practitioners ever produced") to be "among the best aviation lawyers in the world by the aviation legal community."
fraud, it is important to seek good, strong legal representation. Call Baum Hedlund Aristei and Goldman now for a free confidential consultation at 1-800-827-0087. Lawsuits can be brought against any organization, even government entities that violate a law or regulation.
The False Claims Act protects and rewards whistleblowers for coming forward with evidence of corporate wrongdoing or fraudulent conduct. The dedicated lawyers of Baum Hedlund are very tenacious when it comes to seeking evidence and have routinely prevailed in both state and federal courts across the nation. Please call Baum, Hedlund, Aristei and Goldman for a free consultation.