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Medical Negligence

Most Common Examples of Medical Negligence

By Clark-Mitchell | Dec 13, 2019

Medical negligence can be a very complicated issue. It is the burden of the injured party to show that a medical care provider acted out of the accepted norms of the field of medicine when providing service, and that service caused harm. The court will require expert testimony to show that the care provider acted…

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Who can a wrongful death claim be filed against?

By Clark-Mitchell | Nov 8, 2019

Claims can be filed against a wide assortment of people, organizations, government offices, and representatives. For instance, in a car crash including a damaged road and a drunk driver, a wrongful death action may incorporate defendants such as; drivers or employers, a developer or builder of damaged roads, government agents who neglect to give a…

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Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims  

By Clark-Mitchell | Nov 1, 2019

Medical negligence Medical negligence happens when medical professionals act outside of the acceptable practices of the medical community to treat a patient and that treatment results in an injury. Many people believe that medical malpractice is limited to doctors and surgical procedures. This belief is a common misconception. Negligence can occur by anyone in the…

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Medical Negligence: Doctor’s Duty of Care

By Clark-Mitchell | Oct 3, 2019

Medical Negligence A doctor has a “duty of care” that they must provide to their patients. This duty is summed up in one line of the Hippocratic Oath: Do no harm. Every doctor is required to provide care to their patient that is considered adequate care within the medical industry. Medical negligence occurs when a…

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Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

By Clark-Mitchell | Sep 8, 2019

Medical Negligence is an action made by a medical professional. It is outside of the accepted standard of care by those in similar medical care positions. Malpractice is not limited to doctors. Anyone who is in the medical field and provides direct care to the patient can hold responsible for malpractice. It is very important…

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Birth Injury: An Overview

By Clark-Mitchell | Aug 15, 2019

Birth Injuries Birth injuries can cause lasting physical and emotional trauma to the child and their family. These injuries are almost always a result of medical malpractice and could have been prevented. Injuries that occur to the mother during delivery are also considered a birth injury. The four most common ways an infant is injured…

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Surgical Errors that Leads to Medical Negligence Claim

By Clark-Mitchell | Jul 8, 2019

Hospitals and surgical centers are places of healing. Patients willingly go to these medical facilities to receive treatment for their medical conditions. Every patient enters one of these facilities with the anticipation that the surgery they receive will provide them with relief. No one, however, comes into a surgical setting and expects to be a…

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Medical Malpractice and Legal Aspect in OKC

By Clark-Mitchell | Jun 10, 2019

Legal Aspect of Medical Malpractice in OKC It is widespread for people to interchange the phrase “medical negligence” and “medical malpractice.” It is easy to assume that they would mean the same thing. Legally, it is not that simple. Medical negligence in the eyes of the law is just that, medical professionals acting in a…

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No More Oklahoma Tort Reform Cap

By Clark-Mitchell | May 10, 2019

The Impact of Tort Reform Cap In 2011 the Oklahoma Legislature enacted as part of its “tort reform” package a “cap” or limit on the amount a plaintiff could recover for non-economic damages. Non-economic damages were defined as all damages other than medical bills or lost wages. While there were exceptions, these would be rare…

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