Brian R. Magaña Cases of Note
Over the last quarter century Brian Magaña has handled cases almost every area of personal injury litigation including: Medical malpractice; products liability; auto accidents; FELA; Jones Act; construction accidents; pipeline accidents; industrial disasters; medical device failures; drug liability; assaults and batteries; recreational boating, and; premises liability. Additionally he has prosecuted insurance bad fait cases, both third party and first party.
Federal Employer’s Liability Act:
McCue vs. Southern Pacific Transportation Co. - Switchman injured when improperly maintained switch handle struck his head crushing the side of his face.
Quarterman vs. Southern Pacific Transportation Co. - Railroad carman injured lifting poorly maintained decks on automobile transportation cars, requiring back surgery.
Griswold vs. ATS&F - Engineer injured as a result of improper seat design.
Shiley Heart Valve Cases - Represented approximately 45 victims of failures of prosthetic heart valves resulting in injuries and deaths. Plaintiffs from Sweden, Holland, England, Australia, and the United States. Later represented the Consummenten Bond- the Dutch consumer’s organization- in objecting to a heart valve class action settlement, later negotiated minimum compensation schedule for Dutch victims of valve failures.
Parker vs. Showa Denko K.K. - Represented victim of L-tryptophan induced eosinophilic fascitis that resulted in permanent disability.
Ropp vs. General Motor Corporation -Represented woman injured by sudden acceleration of her car as a result of defective transmission.
Zepeda vs. Marine Sheet Metal Corp. - Represented cannery worker whose hand was cut off by an improperly guarded egg dicer.
West and Mottel vs. Pfaudler Co. – Represented worker burned and the heirs of another killed by inadvertent release of hot brewing mash at a Miller Brewery in Irwindale, California.
Elser vs. Braun - Brewery worker burned when he fell into improperly guarded chip cooker.