Despite advances in modern medicine, sometimes a healthcare provider can leave a patient worse off by failing to meet the appropriate level of care. Medical malpractice occurs when a provider — a physician, healthcare facility or other professional — fails to deliver the appropriate medical standard of care, causing injury or wrongful death of a patient.
If you think that you or a member of your family may have been injured by negligent care by a healthcare professional or facility, you should without delay consult with a knowledgeable Tulsa medical malpractice attorney.
Medical Mistakes Have Costly Consequences
It could be a missed or unreasonably delayed diagnosis, a treatment delivered negligently or without the patient’s informed consent, or a mistaken or incorrectly filled prescription. Unfortunately, surgeons have been known to remove the wrong organ or leave behind surgical instruments or supplies.
A mistake by medical specialists like obstetricians or anesthesiologists can mean death or catastrophic damage for patients, which will require extensive, expensive further treatment. For instance, life-long conditions like brain damage, cerebral palsy and spina bifida, among others, can result from mistakes made by healthcare professionals involved in care during childbirth. Negligence by technicians and support staff can also produce serious injuries or death.
Mistakes by medical facilities can also deliver serious patient harm. Medical journals have estimated 80,000 deaths in the US annually from infections acquired in hospitals, 27,000 from hospital errors (including 7,000 pharmaceutical errors), and 12,000 from unnecessary surgery. A hospital’s neglected or incomplete sterilization and sanitation, a supervisor’s failure to oversee procedures done by inadequately prepared subordinates, or a failure to perform or properly review needed tests could all be grounds for finding a health facility or its administrators committed medical malpractice.
What to Do If You Have Been Harmed by Medical Malpractice
If you think that you or a member of your family may have been injured by negligent care by a healthcare professional or facility, you should without delay consult with a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney. The talented and experienced medical malpractice lawyers at the Tulsa Personal Injury Law Office in Tulsa can help identify medical malpractice and hold accountable those who were negligent. They are skilled and resourceful in dealing with the complex factual and legal issues that arise in medical malpractice cases.
Our attorneys will thoroughly study the facts and issues in medical malpractice cases, and work all-out to help injured patients and their families receive fair compensation for their medical expenses, therapy and prescriptions, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. In cases of serious wrongdoing, punitive damages may also be available.
The Tulsa medical malpractice lawyers at the Tulsa Personal Injury Law Office will work with the hospital system and legal system to identify your rights and options, and to help you obtain the support you could need to deal with a health condition that a negligent healthcare provider not only did cure, but may have made worse. Our medical malpractice experts can help you deal with your insurance company, as well as those representing other parties.
Malpractice Case Evaluation
To evaluate your case, the Tulsa Personal Injury Law Office relies on the expertise of medical experts and experienced investigators. To prove your case, we will prepare reports and expert witness statements necessary to show medical negligence. If needed, we will also hire economists and life-long care planners to document the financial costs the medical malpractice will mean for you and your family.
If we take your case, you’ll receive a clear explanation of our services, and a written agreement making clear that you will not pay us any attorney’s fees or expenses unless we can get you a satisfactory settlement or win your case in court.
Free Consultation: Tulsa Medical Malpractice Attorney
For a free consultation with a Tulsa medical malpractice attorney, call the Tulsa Personal Injury Law Office at (918) 924-5528, toll free at (888) 447-7262 or send us your question using the form above on the right side of this page.