How Do I Know It Was Medical Malpractice?

You go to the doctor when you think there might be a problem with your health. You might not know for sure and might not be able to give it a name, but you feel symptoms and can sense your body telling you something is wrong. The doctor "investigates" the issue with questions and tests, and then concludes or diagnoses the problem.

Medical malpractice cases begin in much the same way. You have a bad outcome. Your health got worse when it should have gotten better. You experience complications that are unrelated to the treatment you received. You get a second opinion and the doctor says, "if only we had caught this sooner."

If you have had a bad outcome, call our office in Oklahoma City at 800-594-9269 for a free consultation. We'll help you determine if malpractice may have caused your injuries.

We Thoroughly Investigate Your Claim To 'Diagnose' Malpractice

At Martin + Fielding, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation to determine if your bad outcome may be related to malpractice. When you have a potential case, we conduct a comprehensive and detailed investigation of our own. We obtain your medical records, have you meet with a specialist, speak with medical experts and take every step we need to take to build your case.

When you become our client, we protect your claim and fight tenaciously for you. You have to contact us first. Unfortunately, some people make costly mistakes before they ever pick up the phone, which is why you should know the following:

  • Waiting can harm your case or prevent recovery: Laws known as statutes of limitations are akin to expiration dates for lawsuits. Once the statutory period has passed, you cannot file a lawsuit. If you wait to call, even if you do so before the deadline, you are also shortening the time your attorney has to prepare your case.
  • No one can sign away liability for malpractice: You may have signed a medical waiver or agreed to a surgery, but this does not mean that you consented to malpractice. It is your right to seek compensation for harm caused by negligence.
  • Don't try to fix the situation on your own: There are many reasons why you may want to fix the situation by yourself. Maybe you are worried about the cost, or maybe you do not consider yourself a litigious person. "Going it alone" is never a good idea. It is stressful, time-consuming and frustrating. Even if the hospital agrees to drop your bill, it doesn't help cover the costs of ongoing treatment, assistive devices and many other expenses you will likely have to pay.
  • Never accept a settlement without legal advice: When you are worried about your personal and financial health, it can be very tempting to accept a settlement offer. Do not sign anything. The settlement is most likely for less than your claim is worth, and you will sign away your right to sue. We can review your settlement offer.
  • Don't stop getting treatment: You feel betrayed, but don't let it stop you from continuing to get the treatment you need for your own health and your case.
  • You can afford our help: We work only on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that you do not make a down payment, you do not pay upfront fees and you do not pay hourly attorney's fees. You pay us nothing unless we recover compensation for you through settlement or verdict.

Do Not Wait To Get Started. Contact Us Today For Your Free Consultation.

Let us take a huge burden off your shoulders by listening to your story and providing answers to the questions you might have. Call our office at 800-594-9269 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer.