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Pursuing A Medical Malpractice Claim

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If you have suffered harm under a medical professional’s care, you may want to consult a Tulsa, OK medical malpractice lawyer from Wandres Law, P.C. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses. A lawyer can help you pursue a timely claim against the negligent parties.

What Are Common Examples of Medical Malpractice?

Medical practice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional acts negligently and harms a patient as a result. A common form of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis, which occurs when a doctor diagnoses a patient with an incorrect illness. Then, the patient’s actual condition may progress further and become more difficult to treat. The patient may also receive unnecessary treatments.

Surgical errors also make up a large percentage of medical malpractice cases. These errors include operating on the wrong body part, leaving a surgical instrument inside the body, and improperly administering anesthesia. Medication mistakes and birth injuries can also result in medical malpractice.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Like other personal injury cases, medical malpractice claims come with a deadline. In Oklahoma, the deadline to file a medical malpractice claim is within two years of the incident. Once that deadline has passed, you will no longer be eligible to receive compensation. That is why it is so important to discuss your case with a Tulsa medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you file all of your paperwork on time.

If I’m Not Happy with the Results of a Medical Procedure, Can I Sue?

Generally, no. When it comes to medical procedures, there are no guarantees. Therefore, just because you are not satisfied with the results of your procedure, doesn’t mean that you have a viable medical malpractice claim. In order to have a successful medical malpractice case, you have to demonstrate that you suffered injuries because of your doctor’s negligent actions.

Once I Accept a Settlement, Can I Pursue Additional Legal Action If My Injuries Worsen?

In most cases, no. When you sign a settlement, you have to agree that you will not bring additional lawsuits for your injuries. That’s why you should make sure that the settlement offer is sufficient before you accept it. The insurance company’s first offer, by the way, usually isn’t a good one. They are trying to pay you as little as they can get away with. Always speak to a lawyer before you accept a settlement. He or she will know if the settlement is enough to cover your damages.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

Although you’re not required to hire a medical malpractice lawyer, it may be in your best interest to do so. Medical malpractice cases are far more complex than other personal injury cases. A skilled lawyer can help you gather the evidence you need to establish negligence and hire medical experts to testify. You have a higher chance of obtaining fair compensation with a lawyer on your side.

Schedule a consultation with a Tulsa medical malpractice lawyer from Wandres Law, P.C. today.

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