Respected Tulsa Medical Malpractice Attorney
Despite recent advances in medicine, all too many people are killed or seriously injured from mistakes made by doctors and hospitals. A patient is entitled to the best medical care available, but frequently does not get it.
Medical Malpractice Defined
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or medical provider departs from the accepted standards of medical care and causes harm resulting in death or serious injury to a patient. A doctor is required to exercise ordinary care, skill and diligence when treating his patient. The same standard of care that is applied to doctors in New York, California, Florida or Texas, applies to doctors in Oklahoma. In other words, just because we live in a small state does not mean that we are not entitled to the same quality of medical care as people in the big city.
The attorneys at Laizure & Thetford, PLLC will make sure that you receive excellent personalized legal service regardless of the issue that you are facing. We offer free consultations to all of our clients, which are completely confidential. Call now at 918-749-0749 or fill out our contact form.
Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways. Major categories include, but are not limited to:
- Birth injuries
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnoses
- Improper or inappropriate treatment
- Botched surgeries
- Prescription errors
- Failure to refer
- Anesthesia complications
- Emergency room mistakes
- Hospital malpractice
We Get Results for Our Clients
At Laizure & Thetford we have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in numerous cases, including those involving:
- A mastectomy on the wrong breast
- Failure to diagnose Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Insertion of a port-a-cath for chemotherapy in the wrong venous structure resulting in chemotherapy burning and destroying a patient’s lung
- Failure to timely diagnose and treat compartment syndrome resulting in leg amputation
- Surgical instruments left in a patient following surgery
- Nursing/medication errors
- Prescribing the wrong medication or wrong dosage of medication
- Failure to timely treat decubitus ulcers or bed sores
- Failure to diagnose cancer
Covering Their Tracks
Medical errors are not only devastating to the patient but also to the family. When the family seeks answers, medical providers often refuse to answer their questions, give vague answers, or drop the victim as one of their patients. We have experienced instances where the records have been altered or the medical personnel did not accurately document what occurred. When this happens, you need experienced attorneys and experienced experts who can decipher what actually took place.
We Can Help Find the Answers to Your Questions
If you believe that your loved one has been a victim of malpractice, contact a Tulsa medical malpractice attorney to find out your rights. We have a team of experts in just about every field of medicine whom we regularly consult with on medical malpractice issues.
Although medical malpractice cases are challenging, we are one of the few firms in Oklahoma who are willing to take on the well-funded doctors, hospitals and other medical providers who commit malpractice. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury at the hands of a medical provider we stand ready to help.
If you suspect that medical malpractice or a hospital or doctor mistake is the cause of a serious injury, please do not delay. Statues of limitation can affect your ability to file a claim.
No Charge for Review of Medical Records
To get started on your case right now with no obligation whatsoever, simply complete our Free Confidential Consultation Form or give us a call at 918-749-0749. Let us start working on your case immediately.