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How to file for a malpractice lawsuit?

Posted onJune 5, 2017

Being injured because of an accident or a badly done medical procedure can be very hard on people and families alike. I am going to walk you through how to file a lawsuit against the medical professional or medical facility where you were injured.

Find and Talk to A Personal Injury Lawyer
The first step is to find and talk to a medical malpractice lawyer. Tulsa, Oklahoma has many very good lawyers, but a name that consistently comes up is Wandres Law Personal Injury Lawyer. In Oklahoma, you have a maximum of two years to file the lawsuit. Keep in mind that Oklahoma also has a max amount of money you can sue for, and this is called a cap. The Oklahoma cap is $350,000.

Get Copies of Your Medical Records
The second step is to get copies of all of your medical records. These will be a key piece in your case as they document everything you have done and the reasoning behind it. The sooner you get these to your lawyer, the more they can look them over and pull out information to use.
Contact Insurance Companies and Facilities
You should let any insurance companies and hospitals know what is going on. Letting them know you plan to go to court can sometimes trigger the insurance company to pay out and an internal review of the hospital.

“Affidavit of Merit” Requirement
This just means you should try to find a professional who will testify for you that the person or facility was at fault and not you.

File a Medical Malpractice Suit
This last step is where you actually draft and file your lawsuit. Once this is completed, the suit will begin.
The best defense is a good offense, you hear this all the time. In this case, it’s true. If you’re in need of a personal injury lawyer, call Wandres Law Personal Injury Lawyer and get your case started.

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