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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: I went to the hospital about to weeks ago and I feel I was discriminated against and misdiagnosed and I did not receive

The nurse came in to get my insurance info and when I told her I didn't have any she mad the other nurses and doctor immediately started being rude they told me all I have is a spranged ankle mad put ice on it. Then the lady that took my info regarding the insurance came in with a paper and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 19, 2021

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks and it sounds like you are in serious need of medical care. I can't say anything about the element of discrimination, based on your description - that's usually something that involves a protected legal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: How is pain/suffering calculated from serious injury due to rhinoplasty?

I sustained a serious injury as a result of a rhinoplasty revision (same doctor who did the rhino one year prior). The reconstructive surgeon indicated my nose "had a heart attack", no more blood flow to my nose, and my nostrils were reduced to 1/3 the original size (which was a normal... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 3, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for four weeks. And by Oklahoma attorney, it would very specifically be your attorney. This isn't really a generic matter where you plug numbers into a formula to compute a figure. Your attorney is going to look at similar... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Should we pursue malpractice case?

My 70 year old Mom had back surgery w/metal implant placed at L4-L5 in December. Surgeon removed staples and had one other follow up visit. Then refused to see again a month later when symptoms, and pain became worse and out of control. Followed up with PCP and Pain management. Symptoms and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 2, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. What you could do at this point is to reach out to med mal attorneys to discuss the matter. If an attorney felt there was a basis for a case, they could retrieve the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my brother in law get his medical card while on probation
Jammie Taire
Jammie Taire answered on Jul 17, 2020

This question is posted in the wrong practice area. The probate section is for matters involving guardianship, deceased parties, etc. You may want to post in social security/disability.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: If I was misdiagnosed at birth by doctor's but didn't find out until the age of 31 what can I do and what are my options

Was misdiagnosed was told at birth that my diagnose was muscular dystrophy and found out that the doctor misdiagnosed me found out at the age of 31 and my correct diagnose was cerebral palsy "spastic diplegic"

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 21, 2020

This is something on which an Oklahoma attorney should advise, as med mal statutes of limitations and their conditions are governed by state law. But your post remains open for three weeks. As a general premise in some jurisdictions, the statute of limitations could be suspended and the clock might... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a non-custodial parent admit a minor child for mental health treatment without the parent with sole custody's permis

I have sole custody of my child. My son was in my care. I dropped him for IEP testing for school. When I returned, he was gone. He claimed to have thoughts of self harm and Dr called his father and police. Father admitted him to inpatient psych without my consent. No one, dr, police, father, did... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 17, 2019

Without more details about your case, it is difficult to provide you with an answer. If the father has legitimated, he is afforded certain rights and privileges equal to the custodial parent’s.

It is in your utmost best interest to contact an attorney who can assist you with the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sue for an undiagnosed tongue and lip tie for 6 months?

My son was born december 23 around 9 pm. As you can imagine everyone on the 24th and 25th of december was scrambling around and very few supervising staff present. My child had reflux for 3 months and very slow weight gain. He was unable to bottle feed when I was at work. We had to use a dropper... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 15, 2019

I'm sorry for the ordeal this has caused you as a concerned parent. You must speak with an Oklahoma attorney, but your question remains open for four weeks. Don't lose more time awaiting a response. Contact attorneys on your own, as most practitioners in the med mal field offer free... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a son sue for wrongful death of father for medical malpractice if the father's wife doesn't want to?

My father died of cancer. He went to the Dr. for a clot in leg. CT showed stage 4 cancer in lung, liver, elsewhere. Upon getting this news my father said he had 2 chest x-rays done months before at a pulmomologist's office and after the last one the Dr. said it might be cancer. No one knew... Read more »

Benjamin Oxford
Benjamin Oxford answered on Jun 21, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your father. You can sue on your own behalf, and potentially on behalf of your father's estate.

The wrongful death statute in Oklahoma allows children to bring their own claims for grief and financial loss. Additionally, you can bring the claim on behalf...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: What do a person do when there doctor take them off medication they feel they really need

Have had to deal with loosing my step son of 18 years. Driving without my medicine and lots and lots of pain

Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Jul 10, 2018

You can have a second opinion done by another physician.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: My surgeon admitted fault in cervical fusion. Some symptoms have presented as a result of the error. Where to start?

CT scan revealed that 1 screw was accidentally placed in the middle of the transverse foramen of C1 vertebrae causing pinching and possibly more to the verterbral artery. The surgeon seems reluctant to do anything about it, which is unsettling.

Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Jul 5, 2018

You can file a medical malpractice suit against the doctor!

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: W/C ins doctor made reference that an attorney fired me, is this ethical for a doctor to do on a medical report ?

The attorney had improper contact with the ins attorney as monetary amounts were pre set. I am pro se and am fine with it. However, the insurance Co. Doctor make a reference on his report that he should not have known as I didn't tell him my legal situation - the only one that could was the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2017

Don't see that it is. It's irrelevant but it is a fact that you acknowledge.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: was giving haldol when I have documented long qt syndrome in chart and caused heart attack. malpractice?

have long qt syndrome, was on blood thinners and blood pressure medication, had lung trouble / breathing problems. All this is clearly stated in the drug info as circumstances to avoid when giving this medication to a patient . was given as a anti-anxiety because was experiencing icu delerium (at... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 1, 2017

Contact a member of the Ok Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical cases. They give free consultations. Unless it could be proven that but for the haldol you wouldn't have had the heart attack you don't have a case. A "might have" or "could have" isn't enough.

Q: Work comp settlement and/or a medical malpractice lawsuit?

So, in January I fell while on the job which led to a major knee injury (completely severed my patellar tendon). The injury required surgery to reattach the tendon to my kneecap. After surgery I was specifically instructed to go home, elevate the leg, and do not get out of bed for 2 days. I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 9, 2017

If you have a workers comp attorney contact them. If not, contact a member of the Ok Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical cases --they give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I see a hospital?

I went to a hospital for a GSW the hospital gave me a tetanus shot and took xrays of my arm before sending me to another hospital. They did not clean the wound and I was sitting in the emergency room for 2.5 hours with an open wound

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 23, 2017

I'm not hearing anything terrible happened. Bad practice isn't malpractice.Apparently you were stable, so they don't want to be cleaning a wound when they may ship you somewhere else to get it taken care of.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal to resuscitate a person who has a valid DNR order signed by competent individual?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 21, 2017

Not if in the judgement of the doctor it was medically appropriate. DNR doesn't mean don't do squat. It means if there is a situation where recussitation merely prolongs brain dead life (or other qualification) don't resucitate)

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: my child was sexually abused by her older step brother he is in a medical facility getting treatment but now the step

mother is taking my daughter to doctors prescribing her meds and causeing her to become absent minded

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 15, 2017

Not sure why the step mother is doing anything with your child. You need to assert your parental rights. Your daughter may benefit from EMDR treatment which is used for people with PTSD. You should talk to child protective services about the step mother's involvement.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: What should be the max settled for a 14 month old who was burned with a casts saw that left permanent scars?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 23, 2016

can't say until they are older. Scars could be smaller or larger. Contact a member of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: If an EOD was put on patient but days later told the intake form was falsified. They admitted at patient should of not

Been there. Then EOD was lifted. Patient wasn't released until day 6. Is it possible to go after for pain and suffering.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 30, 2016

Possible, but hospital has a right to rely on what they are told. Contact a member of the Ok. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I find medical malpractice claims cases against a physician in oklahoma?
John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on May 19, 2015

A Google search of the doctor would be a good place to start.

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