Oklahoma Surgical Medication Errors Lawyers
Medication errors before, during, and after surgery can lead to illness, permanent disability, or death. Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to provide the standard of care when it comes to administering surgery-related medication. If you have fallen ill as a result of a healthcare provider’s negligence, you should speak with an attorney who can assess your case and discuss your legal options as soon as possible.
Surgical medication errors resulting from the negligence of health care professionals can lead to mental and physical trauma, escalating medical bills, and loss of income due to missed work. If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you’re not alone. At the Abel Law Firm, we will be your advocate and fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact the Oklahoma surgical medication errors lawyers of the Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046 or online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and legal options.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer for My Medication Error Case?
To prove a medication error, which is a form of malpractice, you will have to prove that your healthcare provider was medically negligent. Negligence has a very specific meaning under the law, and if you are unable to prove negligence, you will be unable to recover any compensation.
To prove medical negligence, you will have to show that your surgeon, nurse, or other healthcare provider failed to treat you in accordance with the standard of care. The standard of care is not set in stone; rather, it is simply the care that a reasonable and competent medical professional would have provided in the same circumstances. To prove what the standard of care is and that your doctor violated it, you will likely have to consult with medical experts. Beyond proving a violation of the standard of care, you will also have to prove that this violation directly caused your injuries or illness.
Without a lawyer, and while recovering from injury or illness, these tasks can be almost impossible. A lawyer has deep knowledge and experience with personal injury law, including medical malpractice law. They also have access to medical experts who can provide testimony about the standard of care and causation. They can negotiate with the aggressive lawyers and insurance agents from the hospital on your behalf, rejecting lowball settlement offers and protecting your rights. With a lawyer’s help, you are likely to receive far more in compensation than you would on your own.
How Can the Abel Law Firm Help with My Case?
After a surgical medication error in Oklahoma, you need the medical malpractice attorneys at the Abel Law Firm on your side. Our medical malpractice lawyers have more than 130 years of combined experience, and in that time we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, including numerous seven-figure and eight-figure settlements. Many of these huge settlements were in the field of medical malpractice, a testament to our experience and skill in this area of the law.
We have won numerous awards and accolades as a result of our successes. Our senior partner, Oklahoma native Ed Abel, has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2007. We hold a perfect 10 rating on Avvo and an AV-Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell. We have repeatedly been named among the Best Law Firms by US Weekly.
Our successes are due in large part to our deep commitment to our clients. We promise never to use a one-size-fits-all approach to your case. We will take the time, energy, and resources it requires to uncover every pertinent detail. Only through such focus and attention can you expect to receive the massive settlements that we routinely win.
Types of Surgical Medication Error Cases We Handle
Surgical medication errors can happen before, during, and after surgery resulting in physical and mental trauma, escalating medical bills, and severe disruptions to your quality of life. Some of the common causes of medication errors that we encounter include:
- Drug Labeling Mistakes: Improperly labeled drugs can lead to medication mix-ups and incorrect dosages being administered.
- Incorrect Medication Dosage: Even small discrepancies in a medication’s dosage can cause harm or illness.
- Outdated or Inaccurate Drug Logs: Hospitals are required to keep records of the drugs a patient is given, as well as having an understanding of their medical history. Failure to do either can lead to mix-ups in medications or administering medications that the patient should not be taking.
- Inadequate Response to Changes in the Patient: If a patient’s vital signs change, their medication needs may change as well. When these adjustments are not made, it has the potential to cause harm to the patient.
These medication errors can lead to medical consequences including but not limited to:
- Delayed healing times
- Excessing bleeding during or after surgery
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue damage
- Excessive scarring
- Mental trauma, coma, or excessive amnesia
Health-related consequences, such as those listed above, can lead to heightened medical expenses, as well as additional hardships on you during the recovery process. Surgeries are delicate, complex operations that put enormous stress on medical professionals. However, medical professionals should always take the necessary measures to ensure that the medications they are administering are the right ones at the correct dosage. The Abel Law Firm has experience handling cases with all of the above criteria and more. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you understand your legal options during a free consultation.
Contact the Abel Law Firm
Health care professionals are obligated to provide the standard of care, but they sometimes fall short of their responsibilities. If you or a loved one has been injured or fallen ill from errors in medications before, during, or after surgery, you should reach out to a lawyer who can assess your case and legal options as soon as possible.
Surgical error cases carry a two-year statute of limitations in Oklahoma. With this in mind, it is crucial that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the incident to discuss your options and start the process for obtaining the compensation that you need and deserve. You should never have to fight for your interests alone. Contact the Oklahoma surgical errors lawyers of the Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046 or by filling out an online contact request to speak with a member of our legal team and schedule a no-fee consultation to discuss your legal options. We are here to help.