Robert J. Ounjian, Esq. obtained his law degree from Southwestern Law School in 2000. His practice has focused on general liability and medical malpractice litigation with an emphasis in birth injuries. In July 2009, he joined Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP as an associate. In February 2013, he was promoted to partner. Since joining CZ&R, he has handled a number of jury trials and arbitrations. He also second-chaired a medical malpractice birth injury case resulting in a $74.525 million verdict. Over the past five years at CZ&R, he has resolved approximately 250 cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, elder abuse and products liability. He has recovered more than $100 million in justice for injured plaintiffs. Super Lawyers has recognized Robert as a “Rising Star” from 2012-2015. Robert also serves on the Board of Directors at Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC), a non-profit organization with a focus on aiding the lives of those in need in the community. In 2015, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles elected Robert to it’s prestigious “Board of Governors.”
Most recent wins include:
$4,150,000 settlement as a result of medical negligence caused by oxygen deprivation prior to and after the delivery of the baby which caused the baby to suffer permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy.
$4,000,000 settlement as a result of medical negligence caused by oxygen deprivation prior to and after the delivery of the baby which caused the baby to suffer permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy.
$1,925,000 settlement as a result of medical negligence for failure to diagnose and treat preeclampsia which led to placental abruption and caused the baby to suffer permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy.
$1,875,000 settlement as a result of medical negligence caused by oxygen deprivation prior to the delivery of the baby which caused the baby to suffer permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy.
$1,500,000 settlement for a motorcyclist who suffered genital injuries that caused post-traumatic stress disorder and required invasive surgery.
$1,000,000 Arbitration Award (policy limit) in a uninsured motorist claim involving a rear end collision. Claimant’s vehicle sustained $4,500 in property damage. Claimant’s medical specials totaled $190,000. Claimant sustained injuries to his neck and right shoulder requiring surgeries to both.
$1,000,000 medical malpractice wrongful death settlement as a result of a failure to timely diagnose and treat a hospital acquired infection following delivery.
$1,000,000 policy limit settlement as a result of the healthcare providers failure to refer and treat decedent’s issues of suicidal ideation which led to the decedent committing suicide. Settlement terms are confidential.
$1,000,000 policy limit settlement involving a 53 year-old women who was attending a festival and was knocked to the ground by a tram. Plaintiff sustained a right occipital skull fracture and headaches. She was hospitalized for two days and thereafter treated by a psychologist for her post-traumatic stress. Medical expenses totaled $35,000.
$1,000,000 policy limit settlement involving a rear-end motor vehicle accident. Primary injury was neck pain and limitation with range of motion. Treatment included cervical epidural steroid injections and radiofrequency ablation procedures.
$1,000,000 settlement as a result of medical negligence involving a birth injury. Settlement terms are confidential.
$750,000 policy limit wrongful death settlement involving a 60 year old retired man who was involved in a motorcycle accident resulting in three broken ribs. Decedent was hospitalized for one night for observation. Three days post discharge decedent died of a pulmonary embolism. Coroner reported the motorcycle accident was not the cause of death. Medical expenses totaled $5,000.
$750,000 settlement involving a motorcycle accident resulting in severe orthopedic injuries. Defendant’s insurance limits were only $300,000. The settlement obtained included a $450,000 payment by the defendant personally, which was one-half times his insurance policy limits.
$650,000 settlement as a result of a pedestrian v. auto accident involving a 56 year-old male. Primary injury was a neurogenic bladder due to spinal trauma. Medical expenses totaled $76,199.
$454,500 Verdict in Santa Monica involving a disputed liability motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff sustained a femur fracture and underwent a surgical procedure involving rod fixation.
$450,000 settlement as a result of a pedestrian v. auto accident involving a 33 year-old female. Primary injury was a bilateral pars fracture at L5-S1, which was treated non-surgically. Treatment consisted of physical therapy and epidural injections. Medical expenses totaled $95,000.