What Medical Malpractice Victims Need to Know About Oklahoma’s Tort Reform Law

Oklahoma Tort Reform

When you’ve been injured by a medical professional’s negligence, the emotional toll can be overwhelming. When doctors make life-changing mistakes, it can take months and years not only to recover (if you ever recover at all), but to regain your sense of self, enjoyment, and purpose in the world. Individuals who have been harmed by … Read moreWhat Medical Malpractice Victims Need to Know About Oklahoma’s Tort Reform Law

Proving Medical Negligence in a Malpractice Case

Proving medical negligence is the basis for a successful medical malpractice claim, but it’s also a major hurdle in many cases. Often, when a patient suffers injuries during medical treatment, it’s challenging to prove that negligence took place, show how serious the negligent behavior was, and establish the harm it caused.  

Keep reading to learn about what defines medical negligence and find out how the expertise of a skilled and experienced attorney can make all the difference when filing a medical malpractice claim.  

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Is It Medical Malpractice? Understanding the Law in Oklahoma

We place a lot of trust in our doctors, nurses, and hospitals. When medical mistakes occur and lead to health complications and other bad outcomes, it’s understandable for the victims to feel angry, confused, and betrayed. But how can you know whether the mistake that injured you constitutes medical malpractice? 

After all, doctors are just humans like the rest of us, and they’re charged with performing incredibly complex and demanding tasks. Even the best surgeons and specialists in the world can make errors that harm patients, despite trying their best. But sometimes patients suffer harm because doctors and nurses engage in unsafe and dangerous practices, and those mistakes may lead to valid medical malpractice claims. 

In this article, we’ll do our best to explain the difference in everyday terms. 

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