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Medical malpractice law is designed to protect victims of negligence as well as hold physicians, nurses, hospitals and other medical professionals accountable for any injuries, including surgical error, delayed diagnosis, or birth injuries. Though tort reform has affected procedures and, in some cases the ability to file, it still makes sense to talk to an experienced lawyer to find out what your legal options are. Even with changes in the law, you may still be able to pursue a malpractice claim.
Do I Have a Claim?
This can be a complex question, but simply put, your claim depends on whether a doctor breached a standard of care that caused an injury to you or a loved one. Professionals, including doctors and nurses, are expected to provide a certain quality and level of care. When this standard is not met and an injury results, the professional may be held liable. For instance, a physician may assume professional liability if he or she prescribes the wrong medication to a patient. While we cannot say for certain that you have a successful claim, we have 30 years of experience in properly assessing medical malpractice injuries.
When Will a Doctor be Held Liable?
The court will decide if the physician is liable by determining whether or not a reasonable person would have acted the same way. There is no leniency for a physician who lacked experience or had a bad day. As long as the individual decided to engage in the profession and his or her negligent actions resulted in an injury that could have otherwise been prevented, the medical professional can be held liable.
Do I Need an Attorney?
More than any other personal injury claim, medical malpractice cases are difficult to pursue and can be challenging both in the collection and documentation of evidence as well as procedurally. If you suspect that you are a victim of medical malpractice, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. A personal injury attorney from Clark & Mitchell P.C. can provide strategic legal counsel and aggressive representation if you or a loved one has been harmed due to someone else’s negligence. We serve clients in Oklahoma City and statewide.
Expert Resources and Experienced Advocacy
One of the most important elements of a medical malpractice claim is working with an expert witness. You cannot file a claim unless you have a medical expert willing to testify against your physician. This is one reason why medical malpractice claims can become difficult. Our firm has an extensive network of resources, including out-of-state doctors willing to testify on behalf of our clients. Our legal team has the experience, medical-legal knowledge, and dedication to handle your case effectively. We will work tirelessly to protect your legal rights and help you pursue compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, long-term care needs, and any additional personal or financial losses you have sustained.