Committed Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Oklahoma Seeks Justice for Victims
Knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys work with injured plaintiffs in Rogers County
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider behaves negligently and this negligence results in an injury. Malpractice is quite common in the U.S. In fact, studies have shown that approximately 10 percent all deaths are the result of medical errors, accounting for over 250,000 fatalities annually. Price and Sears, P.C. in Claremore represents medical malpractice victims in Oklahoma. We deliver client-focused legal representation that enables patients to collect a financial recovery from doctors and hospitals that make serious mistakes.
Experienced lawyers handle all types of medical malpractice cases
Our team approaches medical malpractice claims with compassion and determination. We have experience with all types of these cases, including those stemming from:
- Birth injuries — Infants can suffer lasting harm from delays in conducting a C-section or the improper use of forceps. We scrutinize medical records to help hold negligent providers liable when their errors lead to birth injuries.
- Brain injuries — Delayed diagnosis of a stroke or failure to intubate a patient during surgery might trigger a brain injury that affects physical and cognitive function.
- Failure to diagnose — Failure to make a proper diagnosis causes delays in treatment, potentially worsening the patient’s condition. We take actions if key signs were missed.
- Surgical errors — Providing an incorrect anesthetic dosage, cutting a nerve or leaving instruments inside the patient are all examples of serious surgical errors.
- Medication errors — A nurse may dispense the wrong medication to a hospitalized patient or a doctor could miss a potentially dangerous drug interaction.
Our team’s in-depth knowledge regarding the different ways in which healthcare providers violate their professional standards gives our clients the confidence that comes with knowing their legal issues are in good hands.
What are grounds for a medical malpractice case?
Medical malpractice victims have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit, but prompt action gives you a better chance to build a persuasive case. During your initial consultation, we will review your case and determine whether the following elements are present:
- The provider owed a duty of care.
- The provider breached that duty.
- You suffered an injury.
- The injury was caused by the provider’s negligence.
If your doctor behaved negligently and caused an injury, we can have a qualified expert review your allegations. It is necessary to attach an expert’s Affidavit of Merit to the legal Complaint to demonstrate that a medical professional supports the basis of your claim.
Aggressive attorneys advise on relevant legal standards
Even if you signed a consent form, you may be eligible to receive damages for medical malpractice. Our law firm anticipates common defenses such as consent when creating a case strategy. We use various types of evidence to prove liability, such as medical records and expert witness testimony. An expert witness is often the linchpin in a case. This medical expert may testify that the defendant’s actions deviated from the widely accepted standard of care, causing your injury.
What compensation can a medical malpractice victim obtain in a lawsuit?
Our personal injury team will make every effort to secure a substantial settlement or jury award on your behalf. The types of damages you might collect include the following:
- Economic — Economic damages cover objectively calculable losses, including medical expenses and lost wages.
- Non-economic — Non-economic damages involve subjective losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress and a spouse’s loss of consortium. These damages are limited to a “fair” amount relative to the degree of harm.
- Punitive — Punitive damages may be available if the doctor behaved maliciously, fraudulently or recklessly.
One way to strengthen your claim is by maintaining any relevant medical and financial records so we can accurately assess what amount of compensation is warranted.
Request a free consult with a responsive Oklahoma attorney
The personal injury law firm of Price and Sears, P.C. in Claremore, Oklahoma represents victims of medical malpractice. Contact us online or call 918-379-4676 to request a free consultation.