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.
A birth injury of any kind can be a devastating incident for a family. Some birth injuries will entail long-term complications for the mother and/or her child. Some of them are incredibly damaging or even fatal.
Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates understands how devastating birth injuries of any kind can be, and we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and reliable legal counsel to any family that has experienced such an […]
A birth injury claim is a serious legal matter, and it’s essential to find the right legal representative to handle your case. If you need a birth injury attorney in San Diego, there are several steps you should take before making any kind of contractual commitment for representation. Hiring the wrong attorney could potentially lead to substantially less compensation than a better attorney could have secured on your behalf. […]
In December of 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law. This new law changed a very important aspect of military service for service members throughout the country. Where they were previously barred from filing medical malpractice claims against military medical providers under the Feres Doctrine, the National Defense Authorization Act now allows for the filing of such claims.
The passing of the National Defense Authorization Act certainly […]