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

Law gavel stethoscope Health care Medical malpractice victims have, generally, up to two years to file a claim in Oklahoma once an injury is discovered. However, sometimes you only have one year. The time limit depends on the type of malpractice and where it occurred. While you have time to file suit, it is important to take action long before the statute of limitations approaches.

There is no “average length” for a medical malpractice claim. Claims that go to court can prolong a resolution by several years. The length of your case matters when you are awaiting compensation for the damages your injury has caused.

Several factors can influence the course of a medical malpractice claim. The sooner one of our lawyers can review medical records, interview witnesses, and collect evidence, the quicker we can take necessary action on your behalf.

Allowing our attorneys to get to work quickly may help to speed the process and prevent the need for a trial. However, because each patient is unique and deserving of authentic representation, we are here to take viable claims as far as needed to help ensure the best outcome.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to uphold accepted standards of care and a patient is unnecessarily injured. Examples of this include:

  • Missed or delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injury
  • Medication and anesthesia errors
  • Emergency room negligence

Establishing liability is often very difficult in medical malpractice cases due to the nature of healthcare. Allowing an experienced legal team to investigate malpractice claims as soon as possible can help ensure accurate information is gathered and assist in moving a claim forward.

At Johnson & Biscone, our medical malpractice lawyers have decades of experience helping victims of serious injury seek fair compensation. Thoughtful and thorough, we are here to listen to your story, provide detailed information about your rights, and help you determine how best to proceed with your claim.

Please call our Oklahoma City office at 405-232-6490 to schedule your initial consultation today. We serve families living in and around OKC and throughout the state of Oklahoma.

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