Were You Harmed By Medical Malpractice? Let Our Trial Lawyers Help You Seek Compensation.
Medical malpractice, a complex legal field, requires detailed knowledge of the law as well as a deep understanding of recognized standards in the practice of medicine. Potential medical negligence actions must be evaluated to determine if the physician delivered substandard care. If so, the next step is to determine if that substandard care was a direct cause of harm to a patient.
Through the history of our firm, the attorneys at Ward & Glass, L.L.P., have represented many clients who were injured or lost loved ones because of medical errors. In the process, they have built relationships with Oklahoma medical professionals who contribute valuable expert opinions and insights. With their confirmation of medical malpractice and a thorough review of your medical history, our lawyers can devise a strategy to help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Comprehensive Representation After A Medical Error Injury
From our law offices in Norman, we serve clients throughout the region, including in the Oklahoma City area and statewide. We aim for optimal results in every case. Our lawyers will thoroughly evaluate your unique circumstances and inform you of your legal options. They may first strategically negotiate in pursuit of a meaningful settlement. However, they will not back away if it becomes necessary to go before a judge and jury to fight for your rights. They aim to always serve the best interests and goals of our clients.
Our Cleveland County lawyers are prepared to handle cases involving:
- Doctors’ errors
- Medication errors
- Wrong dose, wrong drugs
- Failure to anticipate dangerous drug interactions
- Surgeons’ mistakes
- Wrong site surgery
- Foreign object left in a body
- Unwarranted surgery that resulted in harm
- Errors in the emergency room
- Triage nurse negligence
- Errors related to administration of anesthesia
- Dentist or orthodontist negligence
- Birth injuries
Through their representation in the aftermath of surgical errors, pharmacy errors and wrongful death, our attorneys have guided numerous clients’ cases to swift, efficient conclusions. Their professionalism and attention to detail have earned them respect from the medical community. On occasion, they have been called upon to represent doctors taking legal action against other medical professionals.
Holding Doctors Accountable For Failure To Diagnose And Delays In Diagnosis
Diagnosis is not always simple. Symptoms vary from person to person. A particular symptom could indicate many different maladies. But, when a doctor can’t pinpoint the problem, there is a process to follow to reach the right diagnosis in a timely manner. A delayed diagnosis robs the patient of a chance to heal or live longer. A medical misdiagnosis can lead to harmful treatment.
Failure to diagnose is not always medical malpractice, but you may have grounds to sue if medical professionals missed the signs, failed to follow up or jumped to unsupported conclusions. In some situations, doctors may eventually reach the proper diagnosis, but a delay in diagnosing the medical issue can lead to dire consequences for patients.
Failure To Diagnose Cancer Or Life-Threatening Conditions
Our trial lawyers have obtained medical malpractice settlements and verdicts for clients in the Oklahoma City area and across Oklahoma. After listening to your story, they can arrange to have your medical records examined by a specialist who practices in the same field of medicine. Contact us if you suffered a lasting injury or a loved one died because of failure to diagnose:
- Any type of cancer, whether treatable or terminal
- Sepsis or other infection
- Hemorrhage (internal bleeding)
- Heart attack or stroke
- Pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Broken bones
We hold hospitals and medical professionals accountable for failing to diagnose acute medical conditions due to misreading lab results, failing to order tests, ignoring patient complaints or otherwise bypassing hospital protocols and standard medical practices.
When Does A Birth Injury Result From Medical Malpractice?
Complications arise in labor and delivery, but the doctors and nurses should anticipate the problems and know what to do when they occur. Improper technique or excessive delay in an emergency situation can cause irreversible harm.
Medical malpractice means that a medical professional’s negligence caused injury to a patient. Several types of mistakes (considered to be medical malpractice) made by doctors or nurses can lead to birth injuries. Our attorneys have obtained notable recoveries for different types of medical negligence, including cases involving infants and newborns:
- Brain damage (cerebral palsy) from oxygen deprivation during childbirth
- Nerve damage (Erb’s palsy) when extracting a baby stuck in the birth canal
- Untreated complications of premature birth or neonatal care
They review the medical records with experts who can attest that the obstetrician (OB-GYN) used improper force or the wrong technique, failed to perform a C-section in time, or otherwise caused or allowed the injury. Our lawyers also hold nurses, technicians and hospitals accountable for tragic outcomes from failure to identify fetal distress or failure to monitor newborns.
Do You Have An Actionable Case?
One of the most common questions we get from potential clients is: “Do I have a medical malpractice case?” Our lawyers will take the time to sit down with you and listen carefully to the details of your story. Based on the specifics of your situation and the harm that you have suffered, they will explain the options available to you.
A medical malpractice case can be built on the assertion that a doctor, nurse or health care provider caused you harm or further illness because of a specific action or decision or because of a failure to act. Health care professionals are licensed based on extensive training and education. When they deviate from that training and make mistakes or critical errors, harm can befall patients. At that point, they may be held liable for medical negligence.
Our attorneys will review your case and the details of your situation to determine if the doctor acted negligently and violated their professional status. Our team works with trusted medical professionals to build a case based on sound medical evidence.
It is important to contact an attorney reasonably quickly. In Oklahoma, a harmed individual has two years to bring a lawsuit for medical malpractice within the statute of limitations.