Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates: The Trusted Choice
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice are delicate areas of law requiring expert knowledge and complete commitment to your protection and compensation. Kenneth Sigelman is a medical malpractice lawyer in San Diego, California uniquely qualified to represent you. He is a medical doctor and has an intimate understanding of the field of medicine that only a small handful of practicing lawyers posses. This medical background allows him to fight for you with a foundation of medical knowledge and legal clout that few can match. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice in San Diego or California, it takes a medical malpractice lawyer with special knowledge, experience, and commitment to achieve justice and obtain fair compensation.
Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates possesses all of these ingredients, and has developed a formula for success that has worked time and time again in representing victims of medical malpractice.
Personal Injury / Medical Malpractice Knowledge
Ken Sigelman is not only a medical malpractice and personal injury lawyer in California, but is also a licensed physician and surgeon. His medical background helps him at every phase of a medical malpractice case, including: (1) recognizing the important medical issues in the case; (2) reviewing and understanding the pertinent medical records; (3) identifying the medical specialties in which expert witnesses will be needed, and effectively securing the involvement of those experts; (4) breaking through the medically dishonest, sham explanations sometimes offered by defendant doctors or expert witnesses hired by the doctor’s insurance company; and (5) explaining the medical issues in clear, easily understandable terms to the jury at trial.
Personal Injury / Medical Malpractice Case Experience
San Diego medical malpractice and personal injury lawyer Ken Sigelman has been handling medical malpractice cases for more than 39 years. He has personally litigated many cases to successful conclusion through jury trial, arbitration, or settlement, including numerous recoveries of more than $1 million.
Medical malpractice cases are often very difficult for many medical malpractice lawyers to win on behalf of the patient and family. Only with careful, skillful preparation of the entire case by the personal injury medical malpractice lawyer, is there any likelihood of a favorable result. Unless the medical malpractice lawyer has a track record that demonstrates the willingness to take a case all the way through trial, and the ability to win at trial, insurance companies will rarely make reasonable offers to settle out of court. Ken Sigelman’s philosophy is that the only way to persuade the insurance companies to treat victims of personal injury and their families fairly is to always prepare each personal injury or medical malpractice case vigorously, with the assumption that every case could go to trial.
Ken Sigelman is a personal injury lawyer in California that is absolutely committed to seeking justice and obtaining fair compensation for the children and families he represents. Initial consultations are always free of charge. If Ken accepts the case, lawyer’s fees are on a contingency basis. Fees are owed only if you win, and are based on a percentage of the money recovered. In cases involving children, the court generally must approve the lawyer’s fees as fair and reasonable.
The insurance companies that defend doctors, hospitals, or HMOs are willing to spend virtually unlimited amounts of money on high-priced medical malpractice insurance defense lawyers and expert witnesses to defeat your medical malpractice case. Ken Sigelman commits all of the resources necessary to keep the playing field level; even it is means spending $100,000 or more to prepare the case as strongly as possible.
The final, and perhaps most important, aspect of commitment to clients is compassion. Ken Sigelman and the entire staff at Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates understand, empathize with, and deeply respect the emotional and financial sacrifices required of families under these circumstances.
Personal Injury / Medical Malpractice Case Results
$24.8 million federal court bench verdict – Failure to timely recognize fetal distress and perform a Cesarean section, resulting in severe permanent brain damage to the child of a military family.
$11 million settlement – Failure to timely recognize and treat respiratory distress associated with childbirth resulting in newborn baby suffering cardiorespiratory arrest leading to permanent brain injury.
$10.1 million settlement – Failure to timely diagnose and treat occlusive stroke in 18 year-old, resulting in “locked-in” syndrome (spastic quadriplegia with normal cognitive ability).
$10.015 million settlement – Failure to timely diagnose and treat unstable cervical spine fracture resulting in quadriplegia.
$9.975 million settlement on first day of jury trial – Failure to timely perform emergency Caesarean section resulting in hypoxic/ischemic brain injury with permanent motor and cognitive disabilities, and severe seizure disorder.
$9.7 million settlement – Failure to treat dangerously low blood sugar in newborn baby born to gestational diabetic mother resulting in seizures and permanent severe brain injury.
$8.6 million settlement – Failure to properly assess labor and perform emergency Cesarean section resulting in severe permanent brain injury.
$8 million settlement – Failure to timely recognize and treat postoperative bleeding in 8-month old, resulting in cardiorespiratory arrest and permanent brain injury.
$7 million settlement – Failure to timely perform Caesarean section resulting in hypoxic/ischemic brain injury with permanent motor and cognitive disabilities and seizure disorder.
$6.5 million settlement – Overfeeding preterm, low birth weight newborn baby with formula resulting in Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) with multiple complications including permanent brain injury.
$6 million settlement on the first day of jury trial – Big rig truck driver ran red light and collided with auto, causing significant low back, hip and injuries.
$4.94 million federal court bench verdict – Negligent placement of IUD without first ruling out pregnancy leading to extreme preterm birth, brain bleeding and permanent cognitive disabilities in the child of a military family.
$5.5 Million medical malpractice personal injury settlement structured to provide a lifetime payout of $15.49 Million – Failure to treat an irregular heart rhythm causing cardiac arrest and permanent brain damage.
$3.9 Million medical malpractice brain injury settlement – 30 year old diabetic suffered brain damage following eye surgery due to low blood sugar.
$3 Million medical malpractice brain injury settlement structured to provide a lifetime payout of $14.42 Million – Failure to give antibiotics led to Group-B strep and meningitis resulting in permanent brain damage.
$3 Million medial malpractice brain injury settlement – 52 year old school teacher with new onset congestive heart failure mistreated resulting in cardiac arrest and brain damage.
$2.5 Million medical malpractice personal injury settlement structured to provide a lifetime payout of $7.55 Million – Failure to manage labor properly resulting in permanent brain damage due to prolonged umbilical cord.
$2.1 Million medical malpractice settlement – Failure to properly diagnose abnormal heart rhythm leading to cardiac arrest and brain damage in a 36 year old woman.
$2 Million medical malpractice settlement – Optic nerve injury during sinus surgery resulting in permanent total blindness in one eye of a 52 year old executive.
$1.29 Million medical malpractice settlement structured to provide a lifetime payout of $4.42 Million – Cerebral palsy resulting from ruptured uterus during labor
$1.2 million car accident personal injury settlement – 30 year old woman with severe hand injury resulting from auto accident.
$1 million truck accident personal injury jury verdict – Leg and wrist fractures in 34 year old woman in truck vs. auto accident.
$1 Million medical malpractice brain injury settlement structured to provide a lifetime payout of $2.35 Million – Brain damaged baby resulting from umbilical cord injury during diagnostic procedure.
$900,000 car accident personal injury settlement – 26 year old woman suffered neck and back injuries from low speed, rear end collision.
$750,000 car accident personal injury settlement – 57 year old man with neck injuries resulting from sideswipe accident.