Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

Washington, DC Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyers

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

2101 L Street Northwest
Suite 400

Washington, District of Columbia 20037

Phone(202) 466-0513 or (800) 827-0097

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Law Firm Overview

Over 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.


Cara Luther Ms. Cara J. Luther
Aviation Accidents, Aviation Law, Bus Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Commercial Litigation

Diane Marger Moore Ms. Diane Marger Moore
Aviation Accidents, Aviation Law, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injuries, Personal Injury

Mark Schlein 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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 Cessna Plane Plummets into Parking Lot in Santa Ana, Killing 5

Emergency personnel responding to an accident in a Santa Ana parking lot came across a familiar, yet unfamiliar sight on August 5, 2018. Heavily damaged cars with shattered glass and bent frames were reminiscent of a bad car crash, but, among the debris was also the heavily-mangled wreckage of a Cessna 414.

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 Missouri Duck Boat Accident Kills 17, Including Nine in One Family

The sinking of a Duck Boat in Missouri on July 19, 2018, killed 17 people including nine members of one family, according to reports. The tragedy occurred during a thunderstorm, leading authorities to examine whether the Coast Guard's regulations were followed when the duck boat went out on Table Rock Lake.

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 Nick Boynton and Daniel Carcillo Join NHL Concussion Lawsuit

Two more players have joined the concussion lawsuit against the National Hockey League (NHL). Nick Boynton and Daniel Carcillo, both former players from the league who played for multiple teams and won Stanley Cups, have come forward claiming the NHL did not warn players of concussion risks or do enough to properly treat players following head injuries.

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 Fatal Mount Olive Township Bus Crash Results in Charges Against Driver

The school bus driver in a fatal crash in Mount Olive Township faces two counts of reckless vehicular homicide/death by auto. The crash occurred as the bus traveled on a field trip on May 17 and collided with a dump truck. A student and a teacher died in the collision while dozens more suffered injuries. According to authorities, the driver had numerous traffic violations and driving suspensions.

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 One Person Dead After Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

One person is dead and multiple others injured after a serious incident on a Southwest Airlines flight. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia when portions of an engine blew apart, thrusting debris into, and breaking, a window, causing the cabin to lose pressure.

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 Experts Say Medical Practice Corrupted by Pharmaceutical Industry

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.

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 Petition Seeks to Protect Consumers’ Right to Access Data from Drug Studies

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.

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 Felonious Wealth

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.

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 NTSB Issues Safety Recommendation Based on 2001 Airline Crash near JFK

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.

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 New Federal Medevac Helicopter Safety Regulations Proposed

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.

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 American Passengers Have Limited Rights in International Airline Crashes

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.

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 Cause of Fatal Livermore Plane Crash under Investigation

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.

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 Airplane Maintenance Outsourcing Tests Bounds of Safety

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.

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 Fatal Helicopter Accident Lawsuit Filed Against Robinson Helicopter Co.

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.

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 Regional Air Crash Inspires New Aviation Safety Legislation

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.

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 Pilot's Reaction Among Flight 3407 Crash Causes

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.

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Bus Accident Attorney - Charter Bus Crash in Yucaipa

Bus accident attorney Katherine Harvey-Lee spoke with KNBC 4 about the February 3, 2013 bus accident in Yucaipa, California. The crash occurred as the bus was descending a hill on Highway 38, just north of the city of Yucaipa.The media reported that the bus was returning from a day trip to a Big Bear Lake ski resort on its way back to Mexico.

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

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman is representing clients who have been exposed to Monsanto Roundup [glyphosate] herbicide and have been diagnosed with various types of cancer.

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?

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Why file an IVC Filter Lawsuit? IVC Filter Lawyer Nicole Maldonado Explains

IVC filters are thin, umbrella shaped metal devices that extend inside the inferior vena cava, the body’s largest vein. Inferior vena cava filters are supposed to stop blood clots from migrating to the lungs or heart, but hundreds of people in the U.S. have reported serious problems after the device has been implanted, prompting questions about whether IVC filters are safe.

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.

Helicopter Accident Lawyers

Helicopter crash attorney, Cara Luther, discusses what went wrong the night a Maryland State Police medevac Aerospatiale (Eurocopter) crashed near Andrews Air Force Base on September 27, 2008. She represents the mother of Ashley Younger, 17. Ashley and her friend were airlifted after a car accident. The pilot, one flight paramedic, one field provider, and Ashley, were killed when the pilot failed to follow instrument approach procedures and failed to properly control the aircraft and crashed in District Heights, Maryland. The other patient survived. The NTSB has since issued a probable cause of this helicopter accident at a public hearing which Cara Luther and her client attended.

Aviation Accident Attorneys

For more than 25 years, Baum Hedlund has been representing aviation accident victims in some of the worst aviation disasters in our history. The firm's aviation accident attorneys have litigated the cases of more than 500 passengers for aviation personal injury or wrongful death claims across the United States and around the world.

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."

Whistleblower Protection

Do you have evidence that an employer or company may be committing fraud against the government? Whether you are a high ranking executive, an employee, or even a bystander who becomes aware of corporate misconduct or potential
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.

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