Nurse attorney, Cynthia Garber, litigates wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, pharmaceutical and medical device product liability cases as a shareholder at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Cynthia worked for 12 years as an RN (registered nurse), specializing in cardiology. As an attorney, she finds that her medical background gives her a unique perspective and in-depth understanding of her clients’ medical conditions and injuries, as well as a firm grasp of biomedical research, clinical trials, and statistics. Her medical expertise enhances discovery procedures and pharmaceutical litigation strategies. She has taken national depositions of large pharmaceutical corporations on behalf of plaintiffs during state and federal mass tort litigations and has been appointed to plaintiff steering committees managing complex multi-district litigation targeted at pharmaceutical drug defects.
Her early medical malpractice and pharmaceutical mass tort experience came at Lopez, Hodes, Restaino, Milman & Skikos. She subsequently joined Robinson Calcagnie Robinson, where, as senior litigation attorney, she handled pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts cases as well.
Cynthia is experienced in all aspects of trial preparation and has been lead attorney in several medical malpractice cases. She was a member of the trial team that won a $51 million verdict against Merck & Company, maker of the infamous and deadly drug, Vioxx. Her efforts in personal injury trials have resulted in settlements exceeding $22 million.
She has an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, a Superb Avvo.com rating and is listed in Southern California Super Lawyers®. Cynthia is also listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ and The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.
Licensed since 2000
Free Consultation (120 minutes)
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|AV® Peer Review Rated||LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell®||2013|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2008|
|Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell®||N/A|
|The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers||LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell®||N/A|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - 2008|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Constitutional Rights Foundation Orange County||Member||N/A|
|In re Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1657, New Orleans, Louisiana relating to Barnett v. Merck & Co. Inc.||Trial Team Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice - Leader’s Forum; Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation Group; Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP)||Member||N/A|
|The American Association of Nurse Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|American Nursing Association||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||N/A|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Loma Linda University||Nursing||N/A||1985|
|TAANA 2013 Annual Conference||"Marketing And Applying Your Unique Skill Set As A Nurse Attorney In Complex Medically Based Litigation" - See more at: http://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/lawyers/garber.php#sthash.Yk6dFxBx.dpuf||2013|
|AAJ Annual Convention||"The Science Behind SSRI Birth Injury Litigation"||2013|
|Mass Torts Made Perfect||Darvon, Darvocet: Detecting the Signature Injury||2011|
|HB Litigation Teleconference||Fosamax and Atypical Femur Fractures||2011|
|Harris Martin Conferences - Darvon, Darvacet Litigation Conference||Defensive and Similarities to Other Pharmaceutical Torts; Detecting the Injury||2011|
|Harris Martin Conference, San Diego, California||Past Claims and Pending Litigation||2011|
|Fosamax Femur Fracture Science Day presented to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for Fosamax Femur MDL||Fosamax Femur Fractures: Summary Review of Recent Epidemiology and Label||2011|
|California JCCP Science Committee for Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Webinar||PMDD and PMS Issues||2011|
|California JCCP Science Committee for Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella Webinar||Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella: Pharmaceutical Ghostwriting||2011|
|American Association for Justice Yaz/Yasmin Teleseminar||Gall Bladder Update||2011|
|American Association for Justice||Yaz, Yasmin, Ghost Marketing: Manipulation of the Science||2010|
|American Association for Justice||Depuy Hip Implant Recall: Overview of the Product, the Company, and Delay and Suspension of Sales||2009|