Questions & Answers
In an effort to assist injury victims in their search for information, Tulsa’s Personal Injury Attorney Richard Shallcross has answered some of the most common questions related to injury claims. The following explanations should not be construed as legal advice. Understandably, each case presents a different set of facts and issues. To discuss your case in depth, call our office today for your free consultation.
Explain in a nutshell what you do and why you do it.
Give us some examples of fights that you won.
I had a client who had been turned down repeatedly for disability despite the fact that she had a condition that prevented her from working in any job. There were a lot of obstacles. I had to appeal The Administrative Law Judge’s decision to The Appellate Council in Washington, but we won. That wasn’t the most profitable case I’ve ever taken, but we made a significant difference in that client’s life.
Our firm has a lot of experience in the areas of medical malpractice and hospital negligence. Birth injuries are among the most traumatic cases. The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyous, momentous event. Expecting parents rely on obstetricians, nurses, and other medical professionals to make proper use of the medical technology at hand and to make appropriate decisions. When this doesn’t happen, those professionals need to be held responsible. One young woman’s first pregnancy was completely normal until the day of delivery. Although monitors showed that there was reason to believe the fetus was in distress, the medical team continued to attempt a vaginal delivery. The child suffered a profound brain injury due to a lack of oxygen during the last 30 minutes of delivery. Experts determined that the cost of care over the life of the child would be $7.5 million. All of the obstetricians and the hospital denied liability, so we filed a lawsuit to seek justice, and we were successful. The final terms are confidential, but the case settled just prior to trial.