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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 of... Read more »

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 of the...
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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 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 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 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 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 wasn't... Read more »

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 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 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 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 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.

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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 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.

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

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

Howard Berkson answered on Dec 7, 2013

That depends on how easy it is to find the defendants and what steps you take to make sure they get served.

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

Howard Berkson answered on Oct 26, 2013

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... Read more »

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