Holding Medical Professionals Accountable
Medical professionals are expected to treat their patients within the standard of care. When these providers breach that standard of care, it can be the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical malpractice cases are complex and challenging to bring to a successful conclusion. Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst has a proven track record of taking complicated medical malpractice cases in Oklahoma and obtaining justice for our clients through successful settlements or verdicts.
When you or a loved one have been affected by medical malpractice or negligence, you want a knowledgeable, proven team of medical malpractice attorneys and staff advocating for you, so you can focus on getting better. Our team helps you hold medical providers accountable by handling medical malpractice matters.
Standing With You. Standing For Justice.
When you partner with Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst, you will discover a close-knit group of professionals that have worked together for many years. They have become a family that values you and your family. With decades of experience as medical malpractice lawyers in Oklahoma, we will be a partner you can depend on. When you or a loved one are injured due to medical negligence you need a hard-working team of medical negligence lawyers to hold hospitals and negligent doctors accountable.
Hospital emergency department care requires a thorough evaluation and quick decisions. In the hospital or ER, incomplete evaluation, mistakes, and hasty decisions to act or to not act can result in life-changing injuries.
Misdiagnosis & Failure to Diagnose
Hospitals have the responsibility to stay up to date on procedures that will accurately diagnose patients. A misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a condition can result in catastrophic injury or death.
Errors that occur during surgery are often preventable. They often result from miscommunication, inadequate hospital procedures, or lack of planning. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help seek justice after surgical error.
Medical Malpractice Statistics & Causes
Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States and Oklahoma. A few types of medical errors include pharmaceutical errors, anesthesia errors, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and many others.
Winning Medical Malpractice Cases
Disappointment with the outcome of medical care does not alone equate to medical malpractice. Catastrophic or permanent injury or harm due to a breach in the standard of care must have occurred to justify legal action for medical malpractice. When malpractice has occurred, our attorneys will hold those responsible accountable.
Medical Professional Resources
When you partner with Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst, you will discover a knowledgeable, experienced, and resourceful team of hospital injury and medical malpractice lawyers dedicated to serving others. While our attorneys learn the medical aspects of each case, we acknowledge that we are not medical professionals.
Our attorneys at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst work closely with physicians, nurses, and other medical experts to build a successful case. With our team of attorneys and medical experts, we have the legal and medical resources to help you fight for the justice you deserve.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical professionals, such as nurses, pharmacists, hospitals, and physicians, are held accountable to uphold a standard of care for every patient. When the standard is not upheld, injuries or death may occur as a result of their negligence. Medical malpractice is a broad term encompassing many forms of negligence related to healthcare professionals and providers.
Successful medical malpractice cases are based on more than disappointment in an experience or procedure. The case will need to prove that the standard of care was breached by a healthcare provider, their negligence caused an injury, and the injury resulted in damages.
Proving this also means another similarly qualified and trained doctor must testify that the doctor in question violated the standard of care, and that this breach of the standard of care caused the harm. While medical malpractice cases are often incredibly complex, the team of experienced Oklahoma attorneys at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst will hold negligent healthcare providers accountable for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
In Oklahoma, some common medical malpractice claims include:
- Delayed or failure to diagnose
- Medication errors, including pharmacy errors or dosing errors
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Nursing malpractice
- Radiology and pathology error
- Emergency room negligence or failure to provide timely treatment
- Misreading or ignoring lab results
- Birth injuries
- Unnecessary surgery
- Improper or premature discharge
If you have experienced one of the items listed above, you may have a medical malpractice case worth pursuing. You may not know with certainty if you have a claim, but the first step to taking legal action is finding the right law firm to evaluate your case. Medical negligence cases can be extremely complicated but having the experienced team of Oklahoma medical negligence attorneys at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst is a great place to start.
How a Skilled Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one is the victim of a surgical error, hospital error, failure to diagnose, or pharmaceutical error, you know first hand the challenges that follow a medical malpractice experience. It’s often painful and isolating. The team at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst is here to help. As a firm, we value family and relationships, and we are committed to being a true partner.
Our medical malpractice lawyers are compassionate and highly skilled professionals. As we take on each case, we provide the following to our clients:
- Legal expertise – Our lawyers are experts in complex medical malpractice law and are highly respected litigators.
- Medical Expertise – Our network of trusted doctors, legal nurse consultants, and other medical professionals as resources for building a successful case.
- Proven Experience – With decades of experience and many multi-million dollar medical malpractice verdicts and settlements, our case results prove our expertise.
Day to day, our team will work to prove your case and seek to secure justice for the wrongdoing you have endured.