Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Questions & Answers

Q: What do a person do when there doctor take them off medication they feel they really need

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Camille Brooks Ibrahim's answer
You can have a second opinion done by another physician.

Q: W/C ins doctor made reference that an attorney fired me, is this ethical for a doctor to do on a medical report ?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Don't see that it is. It's irrelevant but it is a fact that you acknowledge.

Q: was giving haldol when I have documented long qt syndrome in chart and caused heart attack. malpractice?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 1, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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.

Q: Can I see a hospital?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 23, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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.

Q: Is it illegal to resuscitate a person who has a valid DNR order signed by competent individual?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 21, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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)

Q: my child was sexually abused by her older step brother he is in a medical facility getting treatment but now the step

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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.

Q: What should be the max settled for a 14 month old who was burned with a casts saw that left permanent scars?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 23, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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.

Q: If an EOD was put on patient but days later told the intake form was falsified. They admitted at patient should of not

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 30, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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.

Q: How do I find medical malpractice claims cases against a physician in oklahoma?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 19, 2015
John M DeProspo's answer
A Google search of the doctor would be a good place to start.

Q: Once a case is filed in the courts how long does it take for the defendants to be served papers?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 7, 2013
Howard Berkson's answer
That depends on how easy it is to find the defendants and what steps you take to make sure they get served.

Q: Husband being treated for Shingles for over a year,turns out he had stage 4 lung cancer,died 5 weeks later.Case?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 26, 2013
Howard Berkson's answer
Unfortunately, the law is a little more complicated than that because not every mistake is malpractice. The strength of your case depends on whether missing the cancer was substandard care. You should discuss the specifics of your case with an attorney experienced in medical malpractice litigation.

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