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Los Angeles, CA Personal Injury Lawyers
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
10940 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1600
Los Angeles, California 90024

Phone (415) 873-4775


Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC 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.

Year this Office was Established: 1973

Languages: Spanish, French, Farsi, Korean, English

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC Areas of Law


Additional Areas of Law: Consumer Class Actions; Aviation Accidents; Train Accidents; Toxic Torts; Traumatic Brain Injury; Catastrophic Injury; Police Misconduct; Police Brutality; Excessive Use of Force; Spinal Cord Injury; Burn Injury; Crushing Injuries; Cruise Ship Accidents; Ferry Accidents; Commercial Transportation Accidents; Air Medical Accidents; Air Ambulance Accidents; Charter Plane Accidents; Helicopter Accidents; International Airline Crash; Medical Device Injuries; Drone Crashes; Private Plane Crash; Sightseeing Aviation Tour Accidents; Sightseeing Helicopter Tour Crashes; US Airline Accidents; Airport Runway Accident; Inflight Injury & Turbulence; Pharmaceutical Product Liability; Consumer Fraud Class Actions; Actos RICO Class Action Lawsuit; Avandia Injuries; Celexa/Lexapro Lawsuit; Talcum Powder Lawsuit; Zantac Lawsuit; VW Class Action Lawsuit; Alere INRatio Lawsuit; Duodenoscope/Endoscope Superbug; IVC Filter Lawsuit; Laparoscopic Power Morcellator Lawsuit; Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Device Lawsuit; BPA Injuries; Stryker OP-1 Putty and Calstrux Cases; Prescription Drug Injuries; Structural Failure Lawsuits; Bridge Collapse; Building Collapse; Porter Ranch Gas Leak Lawsuit; Consumer Lawsuits; Military Accident; Sports Injuries; Recreational Activities Accidents; Medicare Secondary Payer Lawsuit; Essure Birth Control Lawsuit; Self-Driving Car Accident; Distracted Driving Accident; Rideshare Accident; Wildfire Lawsuit; Gardasil Vaccine Lawsuit; Mosanto Roundup Lawsuit; Speeding Accident; DUI Accidents; Abilify Gambling & Compulsive Behavior Lawsuit; Medication-Induced Violence; Whistleblower Lawsuit; Aerospace Fraud; Hospice Care Fraud; Defense Contractor Fraud; Government Healthcare Fraud; Medicare Fraud; Medicaid Fraud; Mortgage Fraud Whistleblower; Pharmaceutical Fraud; Securities Fraud; Tax Fraud; Mass Disaster Litigation; Qui Tam Whistleblowers; FCPS Bribery Act; Dodd Frank Act; False Claim Act; Whistleblower Protection Act.

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC 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.



Michael Baum Mr. Michael L. Baum
Accident, Birth Injury, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
Bijan Esfandiari Mr. Bijan Esfandiari
Accident, Litigation, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Whistleblower
Ronald Goldman Mr. Ronald L. M. Goldman
Accident, Aviation Law, Bus Accidents, Car Accident, Industry
Paul Hedlund Mr. Paul J. Hedlund
Accident, Aviation Law, Bus Accidents, Car Accident, Industry
Timothy Loranger Mr. Timothy A. Loranger
Accident, Aviation Law, Bus Accidents, Car Accident, Industry
Nicole Maldonado Ms. Nicole K. H. Maldonado
Accident, Car Accident, Litigation, Personal Injury, Product Liability
R. Brent Wisner Mr. R. Brent Wisner
Litigation, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death


Of Counsel

J. Clark Aristei Mr. J. Clark Aristei
Of Counsel
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Aviation Law, Bus Accidents, Car Accident
John Greaves Mr. John A. Greaves
Of Counsel
Accident, Aviation Law, Industry, Litigation, Personal Injury
Frances Phares Ms. Frances M. Phares
Of Counsel
Accident, Aviation Law, Birth Injury, Bus Accidents, Car Accident


Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
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