Medical Malpractice

Dealing with the consequences of a medical mistake can prove to be an overwhelming task. Kevin M. Siegel has the experience required to help you work through the ins and outs of your case. He has an extensive background of dealing with medical malpractice cases in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Kevin is in the unique position of being a former medical malpractice defense attorney who represented health care professionals in these types of cases.

Medical malpractice, also known as medical negligence, is a mistake committed by a health care provider in which the provider deviated from accepted standards of care and causes injury or death to the patient. Medical malpractice cases often require the use of outside medical experts who offer opinions on various aspects of the case.

There are essentially four elements which must be established in a medical malpractice claim:

  • Duty: the health care professional owes the patient reasonable and appropriate care
  • Breach: the health care professional has deviated from or fallen below reasonable and appropriate care
  • Causation: the health care professional’s deviation from reasonable and appropriate care caused or contributed to the harm, injury and/or death of the patient
  • Damages: the patient was a victim of harm, injury and/or death because of the health care professional’s mistake

Having a competent attorney on your side to help you navigate the often confusing and overwhelming issues that arise after a mistake by a health care provider is vitally important. An attorney will serve as your advocate and can assist you in getting medical expenses paid by the proper party, helping you with insurance issues and, if necessary, filing a lawsuit to compensate you for your losses due to the incident.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of mistake by a health care provider or simply has questions which need to be answered, contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Kevin M. Siegel. The initial consult is at no charge to you!