Registered Nurse on Staff

Denise Castillon, RN, BSN

San Jose Nurse Assisting Medical Malpractice Victims

Denise Castillon is responsible for the preliminary interview and screening process of all potential medical malpractice cases at Corsiglia McMahon and Allard, L.L.P. As a registered nurse Denise has a strong medical background and can empathize with our clients' concerns and frustrations. Denise has worked in this capacity at our office for over 28 years. Denise's hours are 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, B.S. in Nursing, 1980
    • Graduated with Honors, Phi Kappa Phi

Work Experience:

  • Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., San Jose, CA
    • Plaintiff medical malpractice & personal injury - Formerly Ruocco & Saucedo; Ruocco, Saucedo & Corsiglia; Saucedo & Corsiglia (February 1987 - Present)
    • Initial contact for referring attorneys & clients regarding potential medical malpractice cases – responsible for preliminary intake & screening process.
    • Preliminary review of medical records to ascertain accurate course of events & assess for evidence of medical negligence.
    • Identify pertinent records & prepare thorough chronology of events to facilitate review of medical documentation by medical experts.
    • Research medical issues to determine appropriate diagnosis, workup, & treatment of medical conditions
    • Research complications associated with medical procedures/treatments.
    • Determine national standards or guidelines for treatment of medical conditions
    • Provide explanation of medical terms &/or procedures to attorneys & clients.
    • Interface with medical experts regarding review of medical documentation & issues involving standard of care.
    • Decipher/transcribe handwritten notes by health care providers
  • Ruocco & Saucedo, San Jose, CA
    • Legal Nurse Consultant – Independent contractor, plaintiff medical malpractice (June 1986 – January 1987)
    • Review of medical records for Norman Saucedo, Esq.
    • Review of medical documentation to establish accurate timeline of events, summarization of patient condition & medical care, identify evidence of medical negligence &/or issues for further evaluation by medical experts.
  • San Jose Hospital, San Jose, CA
    • Registered Nurse at San Jose Hospital (June 1980 – July 1984)
    • Adult Post-Surgical Unit (June 1980 – March 1982)
    • Float Pool (March 1982 – July 1984) – Assigned to various units throughout the hospital as staffing needs required. Including: adult medical-surgical, adult medical-surgical intensive care, adult cardiac intensive care, transitional coronary care unit, pediatrics, nursery, maternity, orthopedics, gynecology, oncology, & rehabilitation.

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Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P.

96 N. 3rd Street, Suite 620
San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: 408-289-1417
Toll Free: 866-433-6797

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