Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice

The medical malpractice attorneys at Tyson & Mendes have substantial experience in defending professional healthcare providers, ancillary staff, and facilities against claims and lawsuits brought about by the question of whether or not negligence or deviation for the applicable standard of care has occurred.  We work closely with healthcare risk management departments to identify high-risk practices, institute changes in appropriate policies, and conduct educational in-service programs to limit risk.

At Tyson & Mendes, we take an active approach to defense litigation, aggressively attacking the pleadings and filing motions for summary judgment/adjudication. We have had great success in obtaining judgments and dismissals, and it is always our goal to achieve the best resolution in the quickest and most efficient manner. Our extensive network of specialists enables us to conduct comprehensive reviews of medical files and relevant medical research, to select and retain appropriate and effective expert witnesses and consultants, and to conduct all phases of litigation, trial and appellate work.

Medical Malpractice Team Members: Tamara Glaser

Posts about Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice: Recovery of Damages in California Wrongful Pregnancy Action

Date: July 29, 2016

Courts were originally hesitant to recognize causes of action by parents alleging unwanted pregnancies, and subsequent births, resulting from negligently-performed abortions or sterilizations, such as vasectomies or tubal ligation. However, following the recognition of a person’s constitutional right to undergo an abortion or use contraceptives, the majority of courts today allow such causes of action, including California.

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When Negligence Can Be “Presumed” in California

Date: October 30, 2014

In California personal injury cases, there is a doctrine that can infer negligence even when evidence cannot be shown to prove negligence. Under these circumstances, the burden is shifted to the defendant to show evidence to the contrary.

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How to Win Big and Early: ANTI-SLAPP Motions

Date: May 9, 2014

Superior Court grants a dispositive Anti-SLAPP motion dismissing defamation claims arising from a defendant’s speech to his primary care physician about the treatment and insurance/billing practices of the specialist doctor to whom the patient was referred by that primary care physician.

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