How Long do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Oklahoma?

Medical suit stethoscope and documents. Medical malpractice is a relatively broad term encompassing a wide range of negligent behaviors. It occurs whenever a medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, naturopath, chiropractor, dentist, or other, fails to provide an acceptable standard of care and, as a result, the patient is injured.

The American Medical Association reports one in three healthcare providers will be sued for malpractice during their careers. However, nearly 80 percent of these cases are found in favor of the medical provider, demonstrating the importance of having malpractice cases be handled by a qualified and experienced legal team.

Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma

You have two years from the date of injury to file a medical malpractice claim in Oklahoma. TThis period may start on the actual date the injury occurred or, if symptoms of injury are delayed, on the date it became known.

While you have two years to take legal action, speaking with an attorney long before the statute of limitations approaches is ideal. Some types of evidence may become harder to collect as time passes. Swift action helps preserve relevant information, which can help strengthen a case. Waiting may complicate this process and interfere with your ability to collect fair and total compensation.

Types of Cases We Handle

The attorneys at Johnson & Biscone have successfully represented clients in many different types of medical malpractice claims. We have litigated claims involving:

  • Missed and Delayed Diagnosis
  • Medication and Anesthesia Errors
  • Surgical Errors
  • Emergency Room Negligence
  • Birth Injury
  • Specialty Malpractice (Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, etc.)
  • And More

If you have been injured by a healthcare provider, regardless of their capacity, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages. We are here to review your case free of cost and obligation to help you determine the best course forward.

To schedule a free case review at our Oklahoma City office, please call 405-232-6490 today. Johnson & Biscone has a long and proud history of representing injured Oklahomans. We welcome clients from all areas of the state.

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