Injury & Accident Attorneys Serving Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman & All Of Oklahoma
Very few people immediately realize when a doctor or other medical professional has done something wrong. Surgeons, specialists, nurses, and other personnel feel inclined to protect each other, and hospitals and other facilities intentionally make it difficult for outsiders to learn the truth.
Did you or someone you love suffer severe injury while receiving medical care? Call Johnson & Biscone, P.A. at 405-232-6490 to speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Your initial case review is free. Our law firm serves clients in Oklahoma City and throughout Oklahoma state, including Edmond, Norman, and other communities.
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What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is not simply an undesirable outcome. The best-laid treatment plans aren’t always 100% successful, despite the efforts of qualified doctors, surgeons, and support staff.
In order to prove that malpractice occurred in your case, your attorney must prove that you were owed a duty of care as a patient. Put simply, doctors and other parties violate this duty of care when they fail to uphold standards agreed upon by the medical community.
Medical malpractice can occur at every level of patient care. Common examples include:
- Surgical errors
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room errors
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Dental malpractice
- Psychiatric malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
Sadly, this is not an inclusive list. Attorneys at Johnson & Biscone, P.A. have seen medical negligence cases in many forms. We have successfully pursued injury and wrongful death cases against doctors, surgeons, and hospitals.
See some of the verdicts and settlements we have earned on our clients’ behalf in medical malpractice cases.
What To Look For In A Medical Malpractice Attorney?
Juries comprise 12 ordinary people. Should your case go to trial, you need an attorney who understands the complexities of medical malpractice claims and possesses the ability to present the information in a way that the average person can understand.
Our attorneys fully investigate all of the individuals involved in your care, as well as the facility in which treatment took place. We review your medical records and work with expert witnesses who examine the evidence and provide us with professional conclusions on whether or not malpractice occurred.
Gross negligence in a medical setting has devastating consequences. Johnson & Biscone, P.A. is a small law firm with the resources to take on big defendants like hospitals, malpractice insurers, and other parties liable for your medical injury. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers to put our skills and experience to work for you.
Of all the injuries that can occur as a result of medical malpractice, perhaps none is more tragic than harm to a newborn baby. Delivery rooms are intended to be safe places where a mother can bring her child into the world with the help of trained doctors, nurses, and specialists. Unfortunately, delivery room doctors and obstetric staff don’t always maintain the standard of care that babies and their mothers deserve.
Birth injury can occur as a result of:
- Failure to monitor mom and baby
- Failure to detect fetal distress, preeclampsia, and other complicating conditions
- Failure to administer Pitocin safely
- Failure to perform a timely cesarean section
- Failure to use obstetric maneuvers, vacuum extraction, or forceps properly to ease baby out of the birth canal
Staff members in the delivery room are trained to make informed, split-second decisions to protect both patients. Unfortunately, the wrong split-second decision can lead to a lifetime of hardship for the affected child, with complications including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Erb’s palsy
- Lack of oxygen resulting in brain injury
- Broken bones, most commonly the collarbone, humerus, or femur
The worst-case scenario for any birth injury is the death of a child. If your child perished as a result of negligence in the delivery room or maternity ward, Johnson & Biscone, P.A. will fight for justice on behalf of your family.
How Do I Know If I Have A Valid Medical Malpractice Case?
You may have a case if:
- You or a loved one has been injured by a medical or healthcare provider
- The injury was caused by negligence or error
- The doctor, nurse, or other medical staff owed you a duty of care and is responsible for the negligence/error
In most cases, the only way to know if you have a definitive case is to consult with a legal professional. We will ask questions and listen to your story first. Only then can we determine your options for pursuing justice and compensation.
Who Can I Sue For Medical Malpractice?
Any medical professional who breached a duty of care by injuring you can be sued for medical malpractice. A medical malpractice claim will often target one of the following:
- Private/public clinics
- Rehab facilities
- Outpatient facilities
- Nursing homes
- Long-term care facilities
Our lawyers know how to investigate a claim to determine who is at fault. Furthermore, we have the experience and confidence to bring a claim against any individual or company, no matter how powerful.
How Much Does A Medical Malpractice Lawyer Cost?
Many injured individuals are hesitant to contact an attorney because of perceived costs. At Johnson & Biscone, our fees are always contingent upon recovery. This fee is collected only if and when we make a successful recovery. More importantly, our main priority is fighting for our clients so they receive the best outcomes possible.
What is the Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma?
Most legal cases are bound by something called the statute of limitations. This term refers to the period of time during which legal action can be initiated before the matter is considered too old to resolve. In Oklahoma, the statute of limitation on medical malpractice claims is two years. The date can be the exact date of the malpractice, or if your symptoms had delayed onset, it can be the day when the symptoms began. For this reason, it is important to keep an accurate log of all related events, which includes the date of injury and the onset of symptoms.
It is equally important to note that while you do have two years to take legal action, it is in your best interest to speak to an attorney as soon as the injury occurs. Since proving malpractice can be a lengthy process, having an attorney who is familiar with obtaining medical records, submitting them to medical experts, and uncovering other sources of evidence can streamline the process. Waiting for an extended period of time may result in the loss of pertinent information about your case. An experienced attorney, one who has extensive knowledge about medical malpractice lawsuits, can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact Us for a Free Review of Your Medical Malpractice Case In OKC!
At Johnson & Biscone, we take pride in helping our clients through every stage of their claim. When you call our law office for the first time, you will speak with one of our lawyers. After that, we provide hands-on support and always act in your best interest.
Find out how Johnson & Biscone, P.A. can help with your medical malpractice claim by calling 405-232-6490 today. You can also fill out our appointment request form today for your one-on-one appointment! Our attorneys serve Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, and nearby communities, as well as all of Oklahoma.