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Seeking damages for hospital negligence in Oklahoma, Part II


The previous post on this blog discussed situations in which an Oklahoma resident would be fully justified in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging hospital negligence. For example, if a hospital's negligence led to long-term medical complications, if a patient is harmed while a hospital is carrying out a fairly simple medical procedure or if a plaintiff can show the basic standard of care at a hospital was not met, then plaintiffs can expect favorable court rulings.

Precautions against hospital negligence for Oklahoma patients


Hospital negligence is a major concern for many people in Oklahoma and in the rest of the United States. While some medical errors may be managed and corrected with the right intervention at the right time, there still remain some cases where the consequences of hospital negligence are tragic for patients and their families. It is the duty of hospitals, doctors and nurses to prevent such incidents in a medical facility.

Which medical errors should doctors disclose?


Historically, doctors have avoided disclosing the majority of medical errors to their patients out of fear of being sued for medical malpractice and because they were uncomfortable with the disclosure process. However, increasing numbers of doctors, including some in the Norman area, have come to see full disclosure of medical errors to patients as the best practice to follow.

Which medical errors should doctors disclose?

Historically, doctors have avoided disclosing the majority of medical errors to their patients out of fear of being sued for medical malpractice and because they were uncomfortable with the disclosure process. However, increasing numbers of doctors, including some in the Norman area, have come to see full disclosure of medical errors to patients as the best practice to follow.

Federal agency finds decline in doctor and surgical errors

As residents of Norman, Oklahoma, who have experienced a painful surgical procedure, may know added discomfort when they discover that further visits to the doctor are required. Suffering a worsened condition subsequent to treatment can be even more worrisome, as can the realization that this medical setback is due to surgical errors. While the patient can take legal action to seek compensation and penalization of the surgeon for that person's mistake, the likelihood of future errors is not abated by a lawsuit.

Federal agency finds decline in doctor and surgical errors


As residents of Norman, Oklahoma, who have experienced a painful surgical procedure, may know added discomfort when they discover that further visits to the doctor are required. Suffering a worsened condition subsequent to treatment can be even more worrisome, as can the realization that this medical setback is due to surgical errors. While the patient can take legal action to seek compensation and penalization of the surgeon for that person's mistake, the likelihood of future errors is not abated by a lawsuit.

What are the legal rights of Oklahoma nursing home residents?

Various medical or personal reasons could be the cause of a person's admittance to a nursing home. Once admitted, however, residents and their families have the right to expect appropriate medical care that won't result in medical malpractice.

What are the legal rights of Oklahoma nursing home residents?


Various medical or personal reasons could be the cause of a person's admittance to a nursing home. Once admitted, however, residents and their families have the right to expect appropriate medical care that won't result in medical malpractice.

Woman sues for doctor negligence, claims compensation


Cases of doctor negligence are not new in Oklahoma. In a recent case, a woman is suing her doctors in court claiming in her lawsuit that her doctors failed to conduct necessary genetic testing and therefore were negligent in providing her with proper medical treatment. In the suit, the woman has said that the genetic testing was vital in her case citing the reason that she has a family history of cancer.

Woman sues for doctor negligence, claims compensation

Cases of doctor negligence are not new in Oklahoma. In a recent case, a woman is suing her doctors in court claiming in her lawsuit that her doctors failed to conduct necessary genetic testing and therefore were negligent in providing her with proper medical treatment. In the suit, the woman has said that the genetic testing was vital in her case citing the reason that she has a family history of cancer.

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