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Oklahoma City Medical Malpractice Lawyers Stand for Injured Patients

Using our experience and resources in pursuit of full compensation

When you trust a healthcare provider, you don’t expect to suffer injury because the provider acted improperly. Yet, that’s what happens to thousands of Americans every year. Physicians, nurses, hospitals, psychologists, X-ray technicians and other medical professionals can do great harm to patients when their conduct falls below the accepted standards of care. In Oklahoma, the medical malpractice attorneys at Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons hold negligent healthcare providers accountable for this harm. We have the experience, resources and legal knowledge to grapple with complex issues and present a clear and compelling case for our clients’ maximum recovery.

Proving medical malpractice in Oklahoma

Negligence can occur in many situations. Medical malpractice cases commonly stem from the following:

  • Infections related to treatment
  • Medication errors (wrong medicine or wrong dose)
  • Misdiagnosis of a life-threatening condition
  • Misuse of a medical device or implant
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Restraint-related injury
  • Surgical error
  • Transfusion error

Your attorney must show that you were harmed as a result of a healthcare provider’s careless act. The court instructs the jury to decide from the evidence what a physician should or should not have done based on the applicable recognized standard of care.

Damages available in an Oklahoma medical malpractice case

As with other types of personal injury claims, you are entitled to compensation for the entirety of your losses, including:

  • Physical pain and suffering, present and future
  • Mental pain and suffering, present and future
  • Permanent disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Medical expenses, present and future
  • Punitive damages (in rare cases)

Most of these cases are very costly and difficult to prove because of the lack of cooperation an injured patient gets from the medical community in Oklahoma. Expert testimony is usually necessary to establish that the defendant was negligent. Often, our attorneys must use physicians from outside the state for expert testimony, which increases the costs in the case. Despite these facts, we have outstanding success in Oklahoma medical malpractice cases. Fortunately, Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons has the resources to finance medical malpractice cases, so you pay no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for your injuries.

Oklahoma medical malpractice statute of limitations

A plaintiff must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the negligent act, or lose the right to sue forever. There are exceptions to this rule: When the negligent act was not apparent and the plaintiff only discovered the mistake later through proper diligence, the clock starts ticking at the time of discovery. Still, it’s always best to act promptly and seek the advice of a qualified personal injury attorney.

Contact us for a free consultation about your medical malpractice case

If you or a family member has been injured by the negligence of a medical professional, Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons can help. Our firm has the knowledge, experience and resources to manage complex cases and to force accountability for your injuries. Contact us online or call us at 405.528.4567 to schedule your free consultation.

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