Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma City
We visit the doctor to seek professional medical care that will help us stay or get healthy. It is not our job to understand whether we simply have a minor stomachache or are suffering from a serious virus or even cancer. We rely upon professionals in the healthcare field to provide us with the care and treatment we need in regard to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care.
It is an unfortunate fact that some doctors and other medical professionals are careless, make mistakes or act negligently when treating patients. If this happened to you, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit against the responsible party. A medical malpractice attorney at our law firm can talk to you about what occurred and can review the matter to determine whether you have cause to file suit.
About Medical Malpractice
We expect - and have good reason to - that we will receive a standard level of care when we visit any medical facility. We seek an alleviation of pain, an understanding of what is going on and a treatment program or medication that will help us get better. Unfortunately, we do not always receive the care we deserve. In the presence of medical malpractice, a patient may suffer from serious and lasting injuries or may even lose his or her life. What seemed like a routine procedure may leave a patient injured and requiring continued treatment to have any hope of recovery.
According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an estimated 40,000 instances of medical harm occur every day. If you or someone you love suffered a medical injury of some kind, you may have grounds for a lawsuit on the basis of medical malpractice. You would need to prove that the doctor or other party failed to provide a standard level of care and that this caused your injuries. This is why it is crucial to involve an attorney who has the experience and resources to properly handle your case. These claims are often highly technical and will require professional help.