The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that more than 290,000 breast augmentation surgeries were performed in the United States in 2016 – keeping in-line with rising trends in breast implant placement over the past ten years. Touted as a safe medical device, breast implants have been used to...Read More
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that motorcycle accidents account for approximately 14% of all fatal auto accidents every year. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that motorcyclists are 29x more likely than the occupants of passenger cars to die in crashes. And both of these are despite the fact that motorcycles make up only a very small percentage of total vehicles on the road.
When you lose a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may have cause to file a...Read More
When you are employed, you are given certain rights from both the federal and the state government. The state of California is an at-will state, meaning employers don't necessarily have to given a reason to fire an employee. However, if you suspect that you were let go for a reason that violates your rights, our attorneys can help you with a wrongful termination lawsuit. Find out more about wrongful terminations here:
Have you been injured in a truck accident in Los Angeles? If so, you need an experienced trucking accident lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Accidents involving big rigs are much more complicated than standard auto accidents – and these complications are seldom in the favor of victims. To learn more about your rights and how we can help you get maximum compensation, call 855-711-4933 to schedule a free consultation with a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer at Kirtland & Packard, LLP.
California is an “at-will employment” state. This means that, absent a contract or union protection, you can be fired from your job for nearly any reason at any time. However, if the underlying reason for your discharge is prohibited under California state law, you may have cause to take legal action against your former employer.Read More
Do you have questions about mass tort claims and class action lawsuits? In this short video, Los Angeles personal injury attorney Behram Parekh addresses mass tort claims and how to tell if you may be entitled to join a class in an action against a negligent corporation.
Kirtland & Packard, LLP has been handling mass tort claims for over 85 years. If you believe you have a case, please...Read More
Kirtland & Packard LLP has obtained an important appellate decision for consumers purchasing clothing at factory outlet stores. On April 18, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision reversing the California District Court’s order dismissing plaintiff Linda Rubenstein’s claims against Neiman Marcus for violation of several of California’s consumer protection statutes. In her complaint against Neiman Marcus filed in the District Court, Ms. Rubenstein had alleged that Neiman...Read More
Hyundai and Kia have announced a recall of 1.4 million vehicles in the United States, Canada, and South Korea due to engine stalling issues that can increase risks for an auto accident. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, debris left in the engine of these vehicles during the manufacturing process can obstruct the flow of oil into the rod bearings. As a consequence, the local temperature can rise enough to break the bearings down, causing engine knocking that gets worse with speed. Uncorrected, this issue can cause the...Read More
In 2015, the FDA issued a national safety communication linking heater-cooler devices used in open-heart surgery to at least a dozen nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections in patients. In 2016, another safety communication was issued – this one linking the Sorin Stockert 3T heater-cooler system directly to NTM infections.
A faulty design with the Stockert heater-...Read More