Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys
Kiesel, Boucher Larson LLP is a nationally recognized consumer litigation firm specializing in plaintiff, complex litigation, class action, catastrophic injury, consumer fraud, unfair business practices,construction defect, truck accident and environmental litigation.
Hip Replacement Lawsuit
KBL represents consumers who have suffered as a result of the failure of DePuy ASR, Wright Conserve, Biomet and Zimmer Hip Implants.
Several studies have determined that the DePuy ASR™ implants have been failing for various reasons such as cup loosening, metallosis and high levels of cobalt-chromium ions in a patient's body. The ASR devices were formally recalled on August 24, 2010. The DePuy recall letter noted revision rates of 13% after 5 years, which were already higher than industry standards. New data presented at the British Hip Society Annual Conference in March 2011 revealed a failure rate of 21% at 4 years and 49% at 6 years! This means a patient with an ASR device has an almost 50% chance of needing a revision surgery to replace it after only 6 years.
The Wright Medical Conserve® Cup features a similar design to the DePuy ASR™ Cup. The Wright Conserve® Hip Implant System is a metal-on-metal design, which consists of cast cobalt chromium molybdenum that provides the receptacle for the cobalt chromium molybdenum femoral head. The metal femoral head rotates within the metal monoblock Conserve® Cup, without a liner, resulting in the release of metal particles that can cause metal toxicity in the blood, soft tissue and bone. This can result in metallosis, tissue necrosis, pseudotumors and other serious health problems.
ABC News Interviews Child Abuse Lawyer, Raymond Boucher
ABC News spoke with attorney Raymond Boucher, who has led the fight nationally to protect our children from sexual abusers. Boucher has brought fundamental change to the way large organizations recognize and deal with evidence of child abuse. He sees in the LA Unfied School Disctrict the same pratices that allow sexual abusers to continue preying on our inncoent children.
"Rather than take the steps to protect these kids, rather than making sure the door is open, make sure that there's a monitor, check to see that he's doing things properly, interview some of the students...what they did is they sanitized his file," said attorney Raymond P. Boucher. "They took those complaints out and trashed them, so that the next time a complaint happened or took place, nobody knew anything about it."
ABA Journal Speaks with Paul Kiesel on "Picking a Winner: How to identify Great Contingency Cases"
Moderator, Stephanie Francis Ward, sat down with Paul Kiesel and Kerry M. Wisser for a very insightful interview which can be read by Clicking Here.
Avandia Ordered to Mediation
U.S. District Judge Cynthia M. Rufe stayed the MDL and gave the parties 75 days to resolve at least 85 percent of the cases, which allege that GSK concealed the diabetes medications' potential to cause heart attack and stroke in some patients.
If the 85 percent benchmark is not reached by the deadline, the court will put the first 100 cases filed in the docket on a fast track to a trial, Judge Rufe said. All discovery in those cases will be completed in 60 days, the judge said.
She appointed attorney Patrick A. Juneau Jr. of Juneau David PC in Louisiana to act as mediator.
"I am hopeful that attorneys will want to participate, and that GSK will enter in good faith discussions to bring the cases to resolution," lead plaintiffs' counsel Paul R. Kiesel of Kiesel Boucher & Larson LLP said.
Sexual Abusers Allowed to Continue Preying On Children Because Of Inaction
Once again, organization protects itself at expense of children's lives
The recent arrests of former Penn State defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, as well as two Penn State officials, Athletic Director Tim Curley and Senior VP for Finance and Business Gary Schultz, are a sobering reminder that those who are responsible for the administration of some of our most venerable and trusted institutions - schools, churches, charities, and governmental entities included - are all too susceptible to the irrational practice of making protection of peers, employees, institutional reputations, and revenue streams a higher priority than the safety, security, and dignity of the most vulnerable members of society, our children. In the case of Gerald Sandusky, multiple opportunities to put a stop to his serial sexual assaults on young boys were squandered in deference to status quo, resulting in severe, unwarranted, and preventable damage to several young lives.
Metrolink Train Crash
Decision of Judge Peter D. Lichtman
Paul R. Kiesel, liaison counsel for attorneys representing the families of 24 passengers who died and well over 100 injured passengers in the September 12, 2008 Metrolink train crash in Chatsworth, California, provides his thoughts on the Los Angeles Superior Court's decision.
"Those harmed by the Metrolink collision are indebted to Judge Peter D. Lichtman for his extraordinary service in resolving the damage allocations in this case. Unfortunately, the Court's hands were tied and his efforts frustrated by the fact that an arbitrary cap on damages precluded the Court from administrating complete justice, while allowing a multi-billion dollar corporation to escape full responsibility for its reprehensible conduct."
Kiesel Selected To Top 100 California Lawyers 2011
Paul Kiesel was honored as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal at a reception held on September 20, 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "The firm is proud of our colleague's accomplishments," said William Larson when told of the selection. "This firm is committed to representing those who without our aid have no means to achieve justice."
Paul Kiesel Appointed Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in National AVANDIA Litigation
"The attorneys at Kiesel, Boucher &Larson, LLP are leaders in the field of mass tort and personal injury litigation. They have helped lawyers both in California and around the country to manage complex, high-profile cases, often by using technology to maximize communication with clients, lawyers and the courts. Paul Kiesel and Raymond Boucher have been selected numerous times as among the top 100 most influential lawyers in California and among the top 500 lawyers in America."
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AREAS OF PRACTICE
Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, LLP was formed in April, 1999 with the merger of Kiesel & Larson and the Law Offices of Raymond P. Boucher. All three name partners have extensive litigation experience in complex matters and have tried many cases. Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, LLP and its predecessor firms have a long and rich tradition in representing consumers who have been injured and suffered damages due to the negligence, fraud, unfair business practices or other wrongful conduct of others.
Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, LLP provides representation to plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, business fraud, breach of contract, construction defect, employment discrimination, consumer class action, product defect, insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, toxic tort, environmental, and professional malpractice actions.
For over the last 10 years, Messrs. Kiesel and Boucher have been actively involved in the trial bar and have continuously maintained leadership positions with the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. In addition, both of them are frequent lecturers at continuing education seminars for lawyers. Please see their biographies for more detailed information.
The associate attorneys at Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, LLP are all very experienced and accomplished litigators. They all have broad-based experience litigating large, complex and significant cases.
At Kiesel Boucher and Larson we have a dedicated staff of experienced and accomplished law partners to help get you through your case. To learn more about our attorneys, please review this list for their individual profiles.
The associates at Kiesel Boucher Larson are highly trained and dedicated members of our team, using all of our resources and their experience for your case. Please review this list to learn more in their individual profiles.