Demonstrated Experience in Medical Helicopter Crash and Medical Plane Crash Litigation
Mexico Flying Doctors of Mercy Plane Crash
Baum Hedlund represented a doctor (a member of the Flying Doctors of Mercy) who was severely injured in a Mooney M20E crash in Sinaloa, Mexico, on November 2, 1991. Baum Hedlund successfully resolved the personal injury lawsuit in the doctor’s favor.
Colorado Medical Evacuation Helicopter Crash
Baum Hedlund successfully represented a paramedic injured in an Air Methods Bell 206L3 medical helicopter crash in Bayfield, Colorado, on September 2, 1992. The medical helicopter crash occurred while attempting to evacuate an injured hiker.
California Flying Doctors of Mercy Plane Crash
Baum Hedlund successfully represented the family of a surgeon (a member of the Flying Doctors of Mercy) who was killed in a crash in a remote Camp Pendleton canyon in California, on March 4, 1995. Read more about this plane crash.
Arizona Guardian Air Transport Medical Plane Crash
In 1996, Baum Hedlund successfully handled a Beech E-90 Guardian Air Transport medical plane crash in Flagstaff, Arizona. The pilot was on his way to pick up a patient in Phoenix when the air ambulance accident occurred. The plane was registered to Flagstaff Medical Center in Arizona, doing business as Guardian Air Transport. The pilot had logged over 10,000 incident free miles since joining Guardian Air in 1992.
Los Angeles Fire Department Medical Rescue Helicopter Crash
In June 2006, Baum Hedlund successfully represented the families of three Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics who were killed in a medical helicopter crash. This was a products liability trial against Bell Helicopter for a tail rotor failure. Our firm also changed aviation product liability law in an earlier Appeals Court decision stemming from this case.
Maryland State Police Medevac Crash
Baum Hedlund successfully represented the mother of the only passenger killed when a Maryland State Police medevac Aerospatiale (Eurocopter) crashed near Andrews Air Force Base in September 2008. In that medical helicopter crash, the pilot of the helicopter failed to adhere to instrument approach procedures when he descended below the minimum descent altitude (MDA). The crash sparked the 2009 Federal Aviation Administration mandate that by 2011, Collision-Warning Devices be installed on all medical helicopters.
California SkyLife Medical Helicopter Crash
Baum Hedlund has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the mother and father of a substitute teacher who was killed in a 2015 medical helicopter crash. The wrongful death lawsuit alleges Fresno-based Rogers Helicopters Inc. was negligent in the operation and maintenance of the medical helicopter known as SkyLife 4 (N408FC).
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