Oklahoma City Medical Malpractice Law Firm
What constitutes a valid Oklahoma City medical malpractice claim?
Not all accidents or injuries received while under the care of a health professional provide grounds for a medical malpractice suit in Oklahoma City. Discussing the details of your injury with a skilled attorney, familiar with malpractice laws is the best way to determine if you have enough evidence to file a claim. The Van Meter Law Firm examines how your injury happened, its nature, its impact on your finances, and your pain and suffering. Then we can determine if negligence, recklessness, or a substandard level of care were the cause of your condition.
Filing a Oklahoma City malpractice claim
If it is determined that you have grounds for a valid malpractice lawsuit in Oklahoma City, you may be wondering about the next step. What is involved in filing your malpractice claim?
The first step is to determine whether your Oklahoma City medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed within the statute of limitations. In our state, that means two years from the date it was discovered that malpractice caused or exacerbated your illness or injury. It also means that the sooner you bring your case to the attention of the Van Meter Law Firm, the better chance we have of a securing a positive outcome.
Next, we gather evidence that supports your medical malpractice suit in Oklahoma City. This includes documentation about visits to doctors and other healthcare professionals. It can entail surgeries or procedures that were performed on you, medication that was prescribed to you, or therapies that you underwent. Names, dates, places, witnesses, and phone calls can all serve as important sources of information in the evidence-gathering phase.
Once this process is complete, the information is shared with the opposing party. Sometimes, an agreement can be reached in which the defendant will settle out of court for your malpractice lawsuit in Oklahoma City. If not, the Van Meter Law Firm is fully prepared to fight for your rights during litigation. If the court hands down a verdict in your favor, you begin to receive your compensation. If not, we discuss the possibility of filing an appeal for your Oklahoma City medical malpractice suit.
Oklahoma City medical malpractice attorneys you can trust
The attorneys at Van Meter Law Firm are proud of our reputation for providing professional and compassionate legal representation, on a contingency basis, to those in need. We have amassed nearly 20 years of experience—the experience it takes for a successful Oklahoma City medical malpractice lawsuit.
Contact the Van Meter Law Firm for a free initial consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Centrally located in downtown Oklahoma City, we work with clients throughout the Oklahoma City metro area, Oklahoma County, and Oklahoma state.