Each year, around six million car accidents occur across the nation, leading to potentially debilitating injuries for over two million motorists. Due to the intense, rapid forces that collisions apply to occupant’s bodies, car accidents often cause extensive damage, and in many cases these injuries can prove life-threatening. Victims who survive their injuries can face years of ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitative care, as well as emotional trauma.
Being involved in a traffic accident can be a harrowing experience, but this is especially true when the accident involves a collision between you and a truck. Because of the size and weight of such vehicles, these types of accidents often cause great amounts of property damage, in addition to serious injuries and even fatalities. After surviving a trucking accident, it can be difficult to determine how best to […]
Any scenario where you need medical assistance is usually fraught with some amount of fear or uncertainty. There are so many concepts and terms that are beyond our understanding. As such, we rely on medical professionals to conduct thorough assessments, appropriately diagnose the issue, and provide the necessary treatments. In those moments, you are wholly dependent on the care and expertise of another person. That’s why it can be so […]
HMO is an acronym often used to refer to health maintenance organizations tasked with providing health coverage in exchange for premiums paid by a policyholder. In short, they are a form of health insurance. In California, HMOs are also called health care service plans, though their purpose is the same. HMOs operate by presenting policyholders with a network of approved medical providers. As long as policyholders utilize the providers listed, […]
When a doctor or other health care professional enters into a relationship with a patient, they are expected to adhere to a standard known as “duty of care” throughout the entirety of this relationship. Developed by the medical community, the duty of care encompasses specific guidelines and ethical codes meant to provide “reasonably skillful and careful” care to encourage the best possible outcome in diagnosis and treatment. When a doctor […]
The terms medical malpractice and medical negligence are often used interchangeably, but they actually have different legal definitions. Medical malpractice can happen in a number of ways within any type of health care facility, resulting in extensive, costly illness or injury that can debilitate you and severely diminish your quality of life. If you believe you are suffering from medical malpractice, our firm can help. You can submit a claim […]
When a doctor or medical professional neglects to adhere to the medical community’s standard for duty of care and causes a patient’s illness, injury, or death in the state of California, the affected party (or a loved one, in the case of death) can file a claim of medical malpractice. To be successful in your claim and receive proper compensation, you must provide appropriate evidence that validates this malpractice. For […]
Medical malpractice law exists to assist people who have suffered a healthcare-related injury continue to progress in their lives, as well as to hold medical professionals and health care facilities legally responsible for the quality of care they provide. If you feel that you have suffered from medical malpractice, contact an experienced San Diego medical malpractice lawyer immediately.
What Classifies as Medical Negligence?
To adequately support a medical malpractice claim in […]
Finding a U.S. Marine Corps base doctor failed to perform a timely cesarean section on a pregnant woman, a San Diego federal judge awarded a family $24.805 million to help care for the child who was born with brain damage and other defects.
Arguing on behalf of the family were San Diego attorneys Kenneth M. Sigelman, Andrew Chivinski and Penelope A. Phillips of Kenneth M. Sigelman & […]
Every day in the United States, a family experiences a birth injury due to medical malpractice. When a medical professional fails to exercise reasonable professional care during a childbirth procedure, the mother and the infant both face risks of extreme or even fatal injury. If your family recently experienced any type of birth injury, call our firm to learn how a San Diego birth injury attorney can assist you.