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Experienced Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Experienced Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Attorneys

have you been the victim of medical malpractice?

Each year in the U.S., medical mistakes leave patients permanently injured and uncertain of their future. We rely on doctors and healthcare professionals to care for us, but—even in the most professional of medical facilities—severe, sometimes fatal errors can occur.


Mistakes Happen

Overworked healthcare professionals and other factors mean medical errors in the U.S. are rising. To combat this, hospitals have strict policies in place for their employees. Medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission by a physician during the treatment of a patient that deviates from the accepted norms of practice and results in patient injury.


Common Malpractice Claims

  • Birth Injury
  • Medication Errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful Death
  • Patient Neglect or Abuse

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

 

What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a medical professional that does not perform their medical duties in an acceptable manner. This is referred to as violating the “standard of care.”
What is the Standard of Care?

 

The standard of care is defined as what treatment or procedure a reasonable medical professional would perform under the same or similar circumstances.

 

Who can a medical malpractice claim be brought against?
Most types of licensed medical professionals can be held liable in a medical malpractice suit. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Physicians
  • Hospitals
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician’s Assistants
  • Specialists
  • Emergency room doctors
  • Anesthesiologists

 
What do you need to prove in a medical malpractice suit?

There are certain things that a claimant needs to prove for a successful medical malpractice claim. They are:

  • The medical professional acted below the acceptable standard of care
  • The medical negligence must have been the cause of the injury
  • The negligence caused death, loss of organ function, permanent disability or other harm

 
What is the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, adult claimants generally have a two-year time frame to file a medical malpractice lawsuit from the date that the malpractice occurred. If the malpractice could not have been known about, there may be a longer time frame. Contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney for more information regarding your circumstances.

 

What types of damages are recoverable in a medical malpractice claim?

There are three types of damages typically available through a medical malpractice lawsuit:

  • General damages – compensation for physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and in cases of wrongful death, grief and loss of companionship
  • Special damages – compensation for medical bills and lost past and future income
  • Punitive damages if the misconduct was reckless and grossly negligent

 

How Common is Medical Malpractice?

Medical negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 17,000 medical malpractice claims are filed in the United States annually.


Medical malpractice cases are complex. You need an experienced medical malpractice attorney to protect your rights. The attorneys at Graves McLain will carefully and thoroughly prepare your case, working diligently with medical experts to help you receive the maximum compensation for your losses. The attorneys at Graves McLain will fight to help turn your life back around.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice, call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600. When you call one of our experienced Tulsa, Oklahoma Medical Malpractice attorneys, we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.

We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help. At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee upfront, and you owe us nothing until we win your case. At Graves McLain, we don’t get paid until you do.

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