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Oklahoma Surgical Errors Lawyers: Failure to Thoroughly Review Patients’ Medical History

If you were injured because a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional failed to carefully review your medical history before a procedure, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You should be able to trust that your caregivers will take every precaution to provide you with the best possible care. For them to give you the best, most effective, and safest treatment possible, it is necessary to take your entire medical history into account. If they don’t, a preexisting condition, allergy, or dangerous drug interaction may cause you serious harm. You may have to be hospitalized longer than for your original surgery or receive expensive drugs or further treatment as a result of this dangerous oversight. Costs add up quickly, and many victims end up missing work while they recover, further exacerbating the issue.

If the preventable mistake of failing to review your medical history has caused you to suffer in any way, you can fight for your rights and seek the financial compensation you deserve. Abel Law Firm knows what it takes to bring a successful medical malpractice claim and can ensure you get the money you need to pay for the injuries you have suffered. Contact an experienced Oklahoma surgical error attorney today at (405) 239-7046 or fill out our online contact form to discuss the details of your case in a free consultation.

Do I Need a Surgical Errors Lawyer?

The legal process surrounding malpractice and surgical error cases can become complicated quickly and can be daunting for someone with little legal experience. The healthcare professional who harmed you likely has aggressive and experienced legal counsel on their side, and you deserve to have someone with equal experience in defending the rights of victims who can most successfully argue your case.

Hiring a lawyer will help you secure as much compensation as you can. It will also be easier for a team of legal experts to deal with the multiple parties that can become involved with a surgical errors case. Experienced lawyers know how to work with medical professionals, hospitals, and insurance companies on both sides to find the truth and defend your legal rights. Most importantly, fighting a malpractice or surgical errors battle can be exhausting work, and if you are recovering from a surgery that went wrong due to someone else’s negligence, then you should be able to put your whole focus on your recovery and your family, not your case.

Why Choose Abel Law Firm to Handle My Case?

Between the six attorneys representing Abel Law Firm, we have 130 years of experience fighting personal injury cases in Oklahoma. We are dedicated to the people of Oklahoma and are proud of the trust our clients put in us. After winning millions of dollars for our clients over the years, we were inducted to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We were also named one of U.S. Lawyers’ “Best Lawyers” of 2018 and 2019, and we have maintained a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating.

More important than these accolades are defending our clients’ rights, so they get the compensation they deserve. We understand the physical, mental, and financial toll that a surgical error has on a patient and their loved ones. And we especially understand the frustration that comes from knowing that the error could have been prevented if only each medical professional had done their job by thoroughly reviewing a patient’s medical history before treatment. We are committed to defending your right to legal compensation and holding negligent parties accountable for their mistakes.

Cases We Handle

A patient’s medical history is crucial information for any medical professional, as it will determine whether a particular treatment is appropriate or not. As time passes, and you seek treatment for other medical issues at different places, your medical records will only grow. Sometimes it can be difficult for a new physician to gather all of the relevant medical information from different providers, and because some records are not digitized or can be organized in different ways among different states or fields of practice, there is room for confusion. However, difficulty obtaining medical records is no excuse for this kind of negligence. It is the responsibility of doctors, nurses, and other medical staff to secure, record, and thoroughly review your medical history before they can make an informed and safe decision about your treatment. The most commonly needed medical history information is:

  • Identifying information, including name, age, height, and weight;
  • Information about and history of the health problem for which the patient seeks treatment;
  • The patient’s past medical history, including previous surgeries, major illnesses, or injuries, as well as current or chronic illnesses;
  • A review of the strength of the patient’s organ systems;
  • Family medical history, especially if it is related to the problem for which the patient seeks treatment;
  • The social history of the patient, such as marital status, children, household condition, occupation, drug and alcohol use, sexual activity, and travel history;
  • Medication history and use, including allergies, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and natural remedies or supplements.

All these factors are important in determining a diagnosis and choosing a treatment for any patient, especially those about to have major surgery. The most common and most dangerous error with the failure to review medical history is negative drug interactions, which can be detrimental to a recovering patient. With a lawyer’s help, you may be able to recover financial compensation to help pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the surgical error.

Contact a Lawyer Today

You should not have to suffer due to someone’s failure to thoroughly review your medical chart before you undergo a surgery or other procedure. The negligent parties need to be held accountable, and you should investigate your right to financial compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial suffering after such an error. The surgical error lawyers at Abel Law Firm have been dedicated to doing exactly that for decades and would be honored to serve you in your case. Get started today by calling (405) 239-7046 to talk to one of our legal professionals in a free consultation, and learn more about how we can help you.

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