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Maria Diamond Receives 2022 AAJ Civil Justice Award

Maria Diamond of Seattle’s Diamond~Massong has been named a recipient of the Wiedemann & Wysocki Award by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) for the ninth time.

AAJ annually honors a member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to protecting the civil justice system through political outreach efforts and supporting AAJ’s mission: “To promote a fair and effective justice system and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.”

The award honors Fritz Wiedemann and James Anthony Wysocki, two New Orleans-based attorneys and active members who were traveling on an AAJ assignment when they died in a tragic plane crash. Recipients of the award have carried on their legacy through extraordinary leadership and contributions.

Maria was honored at the AAJ annual convention in Seattle on July 18, 2022. She is an unprecedented nine-time recipient of the award, receiving it for the first time in 2004. “I am deeply honored to be recognized by AAJ and my fellow trial lawyers,” Maria says. “This award reflects my long-time passion to obtain justice for my clients and to protect and defend America’s civil justice system.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Maria, please contact us for a free consultation.

Maria Diamond Selected for 2022 Super Lawyers

In July 2022, attorney Maria Diamond of Diamond~Massong was selected for the 2022 Washington Super Lawyers list. Maria has been named to the list for over 20 years and has also been named to the 50 Top Women Super Lawyers several times.

No more than five percent of Washington attorneys are selected for this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The annual selection process uses a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of attorneys; an independent research evaluation of candidates; and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers list is published nationally in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city/regional magazines and newspapers. For more information, go to: www.superlawyers.com.

Diamond~Massong Partner Judy Massong Retires

Diamond~Massong Partner Judy Massong has announced her retirement from the firm as of the beginning of 2022. Founder and Partner Maria Diamond will continue with the personal injury litigation work of the firm with her team. She has issued this statement: “I am grateful for my long association with my former partner and friend Judy Massong, who with her retirement has withdrawn from Diamond~Massong, PLLC. I wish Judy the very best and will continue to serve the greater Seattle community as Diamond~Massong, PLLC.

CPAP and BiPAP Sleep Apnea Machines

A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine is commonly prescribed to treat sleep apnea disorders. The machine sends a steady flow of oxygen into the mouth and nose while someone sleeps. In addition to CPAP devices, other breathing machines include APAP and BiPAP devices. They are all designed to help someone breath normally during sleep.

Diamond~Massong is investigating injury claims related to the use of Philips CPAP sleep apnea machines. In June 2021, Philips Respironics issued a recall for its CPAP and BiPAP machines, as well as for its mechanical ventilator devices, because of potential health risks due to the inhalation or injection of foam particles when the sound-reducing polyurethane foam liner degrades into particles. Philips estimates that 3 to 4 million devices may be affected, most of which are first-generation DreamStation products sold before April 2021.

Inhaling or swallowing the polyurethane foam particles can lead to serious, even life-threatening, injuries. If you or a loved one used a Philips sleep apnea machine for 6 months or longer and have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, including lung disease/damage, liver disease/damage, kidney disease/damage, or cancer, please contact Diamond~Massong for a free consultation.

Diamond~Massong Named a 2022 Tier One Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Law Firm for the Seattle Metro Area

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Selected for 2021 Super Lawyers

Several scientific studies have linked Paraquat herbicide to Parkinson's disease, including a large Federal study of U.S. farmers.

Diamond~Massong Named a 2020 Tier One Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Law Firm in the Seattle Metro Area

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Selected for 2020 Super Lawyers

Maria Diamond Receives two AAJ Awards at Annual Convention

Diamond~Massong named a 2020 Tier One Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs law firm in the Seattle metro area

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Are Named Best Lawyers for 2020

Maria Diamond and Judy Massong Selected for 2019 Super Lawyers

Medicare Liability Set-Asides: Mischief in the Making?

Diamond~Massong Chosen as 2019 Tier One Law Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Maria Diamond and Judy Massong Selected for 2018 Super Lawyers

Maria Diamond Receives 2018 AAJ Award

Maria Diamond Cited for Outstanding Achievement by AAJ

Maria Diamond Authors Article on Ahlborn Medicaid Expansion Repeal

Diamond~Massong Chosen as a 2018 Tier One Law Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018

Maria Diamond Re-elected to AAJ Executive Committee

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Selected for 2017 Super Lawyers

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2017

Maria Diamond Receives AAJ Distinguished Service Award

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Selected for 2016 Super Lawyers

Maria Diamond Receives 2016 Wiedemann & Wysocki Award

Texas Jury Returns $498 Million Verdict Against Pinnacle Metal Hip Replacements

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2016

Maria Diamond Receives 2015 Weidemann and Wysocki Award

Maria Diamond and Judy Massong Selected for 2015 Super Lawyers

WSAJ Selects Maria Diamond for Professionalism Award

Zofran Linked to Birth Defects

Patient Deaths at Virginia Mason Medical Center Linked to Medical Scopes

$1.4 Billion Stryker Hip Settlement

Women at Risk for Cancer after Power Morcellation Surgery

Maria Diamond Elected to AAJ Executive Committee

Diamond and Massong Named 2014 Super Lawyers

Testosterone Treatments Linked to Heart Attacks, Clots, and Strokes

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014

Doctors Who Don't Speak Out

Heart Attacks: A Serial Killer of Women

Accolades: D~M Named to Best Law Firms List

Increasing the FDA's Recall Authority: An interview with Maria Diamond

Litigation: How Our Cars Got Safer

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“We were in a horrific car accident near Seattle in 2004, and Kevin was in a coma with a traumatic brain injury for a month. Our brother-in-law in South Carolina recommended Maria. She met us at the hospital and was ready to take on our case. She was reassuring, honest, and straightforward. Her communication skills are great, and she is confident in what she is doing. We felt she gave 120 percent to our case, and we so appreciated that. We had such a good experience working with Maria.” Kristina and Kevin Roberts
Daususkie Island, SC

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