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Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma
If you've been injured or a loved one was killed as a result of a healthcare provider's mistake, you may be entitled to compensation under Oklahoma medical malpractice laws. However, you have a limited period of time to file a lawsuit against the doctor, nurse or medical practice, so it's critical that you talk to a medical malpractice attorney today.
Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Basics
Winning a medical malpractice lawsuit isn't always easy. It's not enough to simply demonstrate that a doctor failed to diagnose or properly treat your condition. Instead, you must prove that:
- The doctor deviated from the standard of care, which is how other doctors would treat similar patients with the same symptoms or medical condition
- You were injured because the doctor failed to follow the standard of care
- You incurred some expense as a result of your injuries
Under Oklahoma law, you have two years from the date you knew, or should have known, about your injury to file a medical malpractice claim.
If you're filing a wrongful death lawsuit, it must be filed no more than two years after your loved one dies. These time limits are known as the statute of limitations.
Your med mal lawyer can explain the legal requirements to you in more detail.
Find & Hire Local Oklahoma Med Mal Attorneys
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