Medical professionals operate in a delicate and sensitive environment. While it is their sworn oath to save lives and assist those in need, there are unavoidable instances that can lead to the filing of a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you or someone you know has gone for treatment, but have sustained further injury after being seen by a doctor or nurse, then you may have a basis to file for medical malpractice. The National Practitioner Data Bank reports that in the state of Oklahoma, thousands of medical malpractice cases are filed and resolved.
Commission or Omission
There are various scenarios that constitute medical malpractice, and these can either be a commission or omission of the medical professional responsible for giving the treatment.
Mistakes in treatment may occur when a patient has undergone an operation for pain, but then experiences more severe pain months after the surgery.
At times, wrongful diagnoses are grounds for filing for medical malpractice. This could lead to further injury or complications for the already distraught patient. It may also be possible that the doctor has failed to inform his patient about his condition, or what types of treatment options are needed.