About Baum Hedlund

We provide accurate, verifiable analysis of recent newsworthy events that arise within the specialized area of our legal practice, e.g., major transportation disasters, harmful consumer products, defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices, white collar crime, etc. Our attorneys offer an in-depth perspective on these events using their vast education and experience in private and public law practice such as a district attorney, magistrate judge, mediator/arbitrator, adjunct law professor and experience in areas such as, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, piloting, military and law enforcement (SWAT Commander and deputy sheriff.) We obtain evidence of corporate wrong doing via discovery in our litigation that is unknown to the government, media and the public. We work to get this unsealed and into the public domain as fast as possible and issue news about it with the goal of improving safety by exposing the truth and putting pressure on the companies to make their products safer. Attorney Profiles Attorney Profiles

Ohio Companies, Execs Pay $19.5M to Resolve Skilled Nursing Fraud Claims

Ohio-based Foundations Health Solutions Inc. (FHS), Olympia Therapy Inc., Tridia Hospice Care Inc. and executives of all three companies will pay a combined $19.5 million to resolve allegations pertaining to the submission of false claims for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy and hospice services. FHS is the corporate successor to Provider [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Blog, Top Stories, Whistleblower News|

Air Canada Plane Came Within 100 Ft. of Hitting Two Planes at SFO

An Air Canada flight with 140 passengers onboard came within 100 feet of causing what could have been one of the worst disasters in aviation history. Last Friday, Air Canada Flight 759 was forced to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and perform a go-around after the [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|A. Ilyas Akbari, Blog, Top Stories|

MEPs Express ‘Strong Doubts’ on EU Glyphosate Assessment

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) wrote a letter last week to the U.S. District Judge overseeing the Monsanto Roundup litigation, seeking to learn more about the validity of the scientific conclusions EU regulators reached on the carcinogenicity of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. The letter, signed by MEPs Bart [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Top Stories|

California Talcum Powder Lawsuit Heads to Trial in Los Angeles

The first trial stemming from a California talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was set to begin Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 63-year-old plaintiff Eva Echeverria, who alleges that regular and repeated feminine hygiene use of J&J talcum powder products [...]

UK Launches Inquiry into Contaminated Blood Scandal

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May announced yesterday that her nation’s government will conduct an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal that killed an estimated 2,400 people in the country and left countless others terminally ill. The scandal dates back to the late 1970s and early 1980s when hemophilia patients [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Blog, Michael L. Baum, Top Stories|

Woman Trapped in Pennsylvania Building Collapse for 10 Hours

One woman is trapped after a Pennsylvania building collapse occurred on July 12, 2017. The woman was reportedly trapped under a refrigerator that fell during the collapse. According to reports, the owner of the building has been cited for unsafe conditions in the past. Luckily, no one was killed in [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Mississippi KC-130T Plane Crash Kills 16

A Mississippi KC-130T Hercules crashed has killing 16 people, including 15 Marines and one Navy corpsman. The crash occurred around 4:00 p.m. CST on Monday, July 10, when a U.S. the military refueling tanker crashed into a soybean field in Mississippi. U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina where the [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Blog, Timothy A. Loranger, Top Stories|

Kramer Junction Truck Crash Kills Couple Weeks Before Wedding

The onslaught of deadly truck crashes continues in California, with several new fatal crashes in the state, including an incident involving a semi-truck that left an engaged couple, merely weeks from their wedding, dead. Accidents involving big rigs are often fatal to those in passenger vehicles, even if minimal harm [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Truck News|

Field Hockey Brain Injury Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on Female Sports

A 19-year-old New Hampshire woman has filed a lawsuit against her former field hockey club after sustaining a traumatic brain injury at practice when she was 16 years old. The suit alleges the sports club was negligent in a range of actions that led to the injury. Traumatic brain injuries in women often do not receive the [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|TBI News|

New SFO Asiana Crash Footage Appears on YouTube

Four years ago, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed on final approach to land at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The Asiana crash and subsequent rescue response killed three teenage girls and left over 180 others with injuries. New video footage of the incident surfaced today on YouTube, showing a zoomed in [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|A. Ilyas Akbari, Blog, Ronald L. M. Goldman, Top Stories|