Most patients put all of their trust into the hands of their highly trained healthcare professionals when they seek out medical care. However, patients frequently tend to forgo asking enough questions of their physicians, physician’s assistants, and nurses when it comes time for treatment. They assume that these professionals know what they’re doing and have their patient’s best interest at heart. This trust is often very well earned, but like any profession, mistakes do happen, and patients are usually the ones who suffer most. These errors can lead to unnecessary treatments, additional injuries, further illnesses, or even death.
If you or someone you love has been affected by the inadequate treatment or poor judgment of someone who was supposed to provide you with proper medical care, the Oklahoma medical negligence and malpractice attorneys at the Law Office of Griffin Reynolds & Associates are here to help. Call us at 405 721-9500 to discuss your case and schedule an appointment.
Our experienced medical negligence attorneys are here to make sure that you receive full compensation for injuries.
Defining Medical Negligence in Oklahoma
Medical negligence, also referred to as medical malpractice, involves injuries arising from a medical professional failing to provide the patient with medical care at the acceptable standard established in that particular field.
Common causes of Oklahoma medical negligence and malpractice cases include:
- Surgical errors –These include incorrect operations, the removal of the wrong organs or tissues, infection due to a medical workers’ mistake as well as other mistakes
- Misdiagnosis –This form of medical negligence can include a failure to thoroughly check a patient’s history before a diagnosis or procedure, not recognizing the obvious signs of an illness, or not ordering needed scans, tests, or blood work.
- Hospital-spread Infections– Despite their best efforts, hospitals are not perfectly sanitary, and bacteria thrives in the environments where the ill and injured are prevalent. The most common types of infections found in hospitals are staphylococcus, Mycobacterium abscessus, tuberculosis or TB, and norovirus, among others.
- Medication errors –This medical negligence can include prescribing the wrong medication to a patient, failing to review a patient’s medical history prior to providing a prescription, or prescribing a medication that the patient has an allergy to.
Given the complex nature of medical negligence and medical malpractice claims, our firm carefully evaluates each case on an individual basis to understand how the medical mistake occurred and what, if anything, could have been done to prevent it. By doing this, we can build a case that will protect your rights and ensure that you are fully and adequately compensated for any illness or injury that resulted from someone else’s mistakes.
Oklahoma law imposes strict deadlines on medical malpractice claims, and if you fail to act promptly, you may be barred from ever pursuing your right to compensation. Therefore, if you have been injured and want to have your claim evaluated, contact the experienced medical negligence lawyers at Griffin Reynolds & Associates today. We will provide you with fast, personalized and professional legal representation.
No one should have to suffer at the hands of someone else’s negligence. We believe that any form of neglect is inexcusable, especially in regards to your health or the health of your loved ones.
Contact an Oklahoma Medical Negligence and Malpractice Attorney
When you seek out the care of a doctor or physician, you have placed your trust in the hands of these highly-trained medical professionals to ensure that you are taken care of properly. While mistakes happen, there is no excuse for an error that leaves you injured, ill, or having to undergo unnecessary treatments that may negatively impact your health.
If you feel that you or a loved one are the victims of medical negligence or malpractice, contact the Law Offices of Griffin Reynolds & Associates to ensure that you have the right legal representation you need. With our team at your side, you can rest easy and focus on your recovery. You’ve been through enough, and our experienced medical negligence attorneys are ready to protect your legal rights.
Do you have questions about your situation? Our attorneys have handled Oklahoma medical malpractice cases for years, and we can help you.
We offer a free consultation session.