What Is Medical Malpractice And Why Should I File A Claim?
Medical malpractice occurs when a negligent act or omission by a doctor or other medical professional results in damage or harm to a patient. Negligence by a medical professional could include an error in diagnosis, treatment or illness management. If such negligence results in injury to a patient, a case could arise against the doctor if his or her actions deviated from generally accepted standards of practice; against the hospital for improper care, such as problems with medications, sanitation or nursing care; or against local, state or federal agencies that operate hospital facilities.
Medical malpractice laws are designed to protect patients’ rights to compensation if they are injured as the result of negligence. However, malpractice suits are often complex and costly to win. While theoretically you can seek compensation for any injury caused by negligence, regardless of its seriousness, time and money make it unrealistic to sue for an injury that is minor or heals quickly.
Contact A Malpractice Attorney
If you believe you have a medical malpractice claim, it is important to consult with an attorney at Richard A. Shallcross & Associates, PLLC in Tulsa, OK, who can help you determine whether your claim is worth pursuing. Call today toll free at 877-592-1645 or send us a message here to get started on your claim.