Oklahoma Medical Negligence Lawyer
We place a great deal of trust in medical professionals, especially when they are prescribing medications or performing surgical procedures. Many patients do not even feel comfortable asking too many questions or disagreeing with healthcare professionals. While this trust is often well earned, egregious errors do occur even within the medical community.
If your life has been affected by the poor decisions of a doctor, hospital worker, or pharmaceutical company, you are not to blame. The Oklahoma medical malpractice attorneys of the Abel Law Firm can work closely with you to pursue a case against the parties responsible for your injuries. To learn more about our efficient legal services, call us at (405) 239-7046.
Defining Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is committed whenever a doctor or other medical worker fails to meet the professional standards of his or her field. The question to be answered in a medical malpractice lawsuit is, “Would a reasonable person with the defendant’s plaintiff’s job title make the same choices he or she did in the same circumstances?”
For example, consider a doctor who prescribes a standard treatment for a problem, such as aspirin for a headache. If the aspirin does not happen to work for you, the doctor may not be to blame, as he or she was behaving reasonably. It is not necessarily malpractice when treatment simply does not work as well as you and your doctor hoped.
On the other hand, consider a doctor who prescribes a nonstandard treatment, even though a standard treatment was available. For example, instead of aspirin, the doctor gives you an experimental drug that has not been tested on patients with headaches. If this new drug harms you, you may be able to win compensation for your injuries from the doctor who prescribed it.
This kind of medical error is called improper treatment. Other common examples of medical malpractice include
- Surgical errors
- Infections spread through hospitals
- Medication errors
Our team of Oklahoma medical malpractice attorneys believes there is simply no excuse for such harmful and preventable mistakes.
The Abel Law Firm is committed to protecting patients’ rights by holding careless medical professionals responsible for the damage they cause. To discuss what we could do for you, contact an Oklahoma medical negligence lawyer today at (405) 239-7046.