You trusted a doctor or other medical professional to provide the care you needed to heal. Now, instead of feeling better, you're facing unexpected injuries and expenses. Sound familiar? If a medical provider's negligence or carelessness left you with catastrophic injuries and other damages, you may be entitled to recover compensation from the at-fault party.

Oklahoma medical malpractice laws are complex and complicated, but working with a knowledgeable and tenacious lawyer can help increase your chances for a successful recovery. However, not just any civil attorney will do. You need a skilled medical malpractice lawyer who understands medical evidence—and how to present it in court—and who isn't afraid to take on medical providers and their insurance companies or defense teams. Fortunately, if you're looking for an attorney you can count on to fight for your best interests, you've found the right law firm.

Medical Knowledge Meets Legal Experience

Diana Cupps isn't like other attorneys. Before going to law school and becoming Diana the Lawyer, she enjoyed successful careers in the Army, as an emergency room nurse, and in medical sales. Now, Diana helps clients in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby, Sapulpa, Glenpool, Owasso, and throughout Oklahoma who've suffered severe injuries due to preventable medical errors explore their legal rights and options. Her experience in the medical field, combined with her skills at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, provides valuable insight into medical malpractice claims for disabling injuries.

Think you might have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in the Sooner State? Here's what you need to know.

Understanding Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is more than just a bad medical outcome. All treatments and surgeries carry inherent risks and success is never promised. However, in most cases, even when things don't quite turn out as expected, you can feel confident that the doctor (or other medical professional in question) followed proper procedures and provided the best care possible.

In a medical malpractice case, the provided care fell below the accepted standard and caused demonstrable harm to the patient.

Common Types of Malpractice Claims

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to treat
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication mistakes
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to take and evaluate complete medical history
  • Lack of informed consent

Not sure if what you or a loved one experienced was malpractice? Diana the Lawyer can help. Book an appointment to discuss your case.

What You Have to Prove—and What You Could Recover—in an Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Case

Plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases face a high burden of proof. In order to recover fair compensation, you and your attorney will have to show:

  • The existence of a doctor-patient relationship between you and the medical professional named in your lawsuit
  • The defendant made mistakes or acted inappropriately
  • A similarly-trained medical professional would not have made the same choices in similar circumstances
  • The plaintiff suffered physical or financial damages
  • The defendant's actions—or lack of action—caused the injuries and damages alleged in the claim

Depending on the details of your situation and the available evidence, Diana the Lawyer could potentially help you recover compensation for related medical expenses (including the costs of future care), lost wages, loss of earning capacity, accessibility-related modifications to your home or vehicle, physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, trauma, disability, scarring or disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. Wondering which types of damages may apply to your case? Diana the Lawyer can review your case and help you understand your options for recovery.

Talk to Us About Your Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Claim

Diana the Lawyer's previous careers in the medical field make her adept at understanding and presenting complex medical evidence. Ready to find out what Diana can do for you and your case? Complete our online contact form or call our Jenks law office at 918-605-4826 to schedule an appointment for a complimentary initial consultation. Don't wait—the law limits how long you have to take legal action. Contact our veteran-owned law firm today.