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Every day people in Oklahoma place their trust and health in the hands of physicians and other health care providers. What happens when these professionals fail to uphold accepted standards or rules of medical care? You or your loved ones suffer because of their negligence and mistakes. That's when a law firm like Martin +Fielding is needed.
Martin + Fielding is the most trustworthy company to call for a medical malpractice lawyer in Oklahoma City. We will review every detail of your story, help you to establish the tort of negligence and aid you in receiving the highest reparations possible for you or your loved one's pain and suffering.
Medical malpractice is the most serious issue facing the medical community today. Health care providers — whether they are doctors or dentists, nurses or hospital aids, pediatricians, or obstetricians — are all trained in following an accepted standard of practice.
This standard is of utmost importance to the health and well-being of all professionals, patients, and other individuals involved in the giving and receiving of health care. When the treatment provided to patients does not meet this standard of care and they suffer illness, injury or death, the procedure constitutes medical malpractice.
Common types of malpractice include:
Surgical and anesthesia errors made prior to, during or after a procedure
Hospital malpractice relating to hiring, training or supervising staff
Errors made involving medication and prescriptions
How do you know that you are a victim of medical malpractice? All you need to know is that you suffered a bad medical outcome, we will investigate your case and determine if you have a claim for 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 (405) 673-2377 for a free consultation. We'll help you determine if malpractice may have caused your injuries.
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.
Any injuries or outcomes suffered as a result of medical negligence deserve legal compensation. If you believe you or a family member has been a victim of malpractice, you need an attorney to investigate your case and help you determine your best options.
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