The reputation of a law firm is built entirely on the respect and experience it is able to offer clients who need assistance with their professional liability defense issues. The senior trial lawyers at Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper have been practicing in the industry for over 25 years and have dealt with nearly every kind of defense issue there is. With the support of our young, innovative legal team, KMS has won victory after victory for our clients ranging from trial and arbitration victories, dispositive motions and dismissals. These are examples out of a small sample set of our cases. Please keep in mind that every case is fact specific and different, and that these outcomes do not represent what we may be able to obtain for you in your specific case.

Defense verdicts: Roe v. Doe

Robert McKenna and Danielle Velazquez obtained a defense award at arbitration defending an urgent care physician at a major Southern California medical center. The plaintiffs alleged the physician failed to diagnose Group A strep pneumonia in a woman who passed away several days after being seen in the urgent care. Mr. McKenna and Ms. Velazquez…

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Jason Petersen, and Jim Kjar win medical negligence jury trial, alleging a delay in spine surgery, causing permanent paralysis

Plaintive suffered an injury to his cervical spinal cord in  a work related accident. He was treated by the defendant neurosurgeon, who chose to delay surgery. The plaintiff claimed through the testimony of his subsequent treating spine surgeon that the delay caused plaintive to suffer permanent paralysis and loss of use of some of his…

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Anastasia Olano obtains defense verdict in Dental Malpractice trial

Plaintiff claimed that fillings were improperly placed by the defendant dentist, causing pain and requiring subsequent treatment. The plaintiff initiated a small claims matter against the defendant dentist and initially prevailed. Anastasia Olano represented the defendant dentist on appeal in a trial de novo and obtained a judgment for the defendant and against the plaintiff.

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Robert L. McKenna, III and Michael R. Pittman win medical negligence jury trial, alleging failure to timely diagnose and treat a deep tissue infection in the right ankle. 12-0 Defense Verdict.

Plaintiff contended that she was misdiagnosed with a heel fracture and cellulitis, and that she was sent home without adequate antibiotic treatment from an ER visit with a nurse practitioner. Eight days later, plaintiff presented to another hospital with sepsis and osteomyelitis of the right ankle that required surgery and a lengthy skilled nursing facility…

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