Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Oklahoma City

by admin on June 25, 2010

How to file a claim under malpractice law in Oklahoma City

If you have reason to file a medical malpractice claim, the chances are good that you were hurt in some way.  A healthcare provider caused an illness or injury that negatively affects the life of you or your loved one on a daily basis.  Filing a malpractice claim may seem like the last thing you want to do.  Perhaps you feel that the process might be too complicated—or simply too overwhelming, when combined with the aftermath of your injury.

The process of filing a claim

It does not have to be that way.  With the right representation for your Oklahoma City medical malpractice case, the process of filing a claim can go more smoothly than you imagined.  We stand by your side, and take you through the basic steps, such as:

Ensuring that your claim is pursued within the two-year statute of limitations
Collecting documentation that helps to support your case, in accordance with malpractice law in Oklahoma City.  Documentation can mean any evidence relating to your medical condition.  Examples include doctor bills, treatment plans, and prescribed therapies
Gathering the names, addresses, and phone numbers of anyone involved in your Oklahoma City medical malpractice case.  These individuals may provide crucial information or testimony that demonstrates the validity of your claim
Completing the discovery process.  This is where we meet with defendants and their attorneys so that both sides can reveal their evidence.  Whenever possible, we negotiate a settlement out of court
Taking your Oklahoma City medical malpractice case to court, if no settlement is negotiated.  If we win, you receive a monetary award.  If not, we determine whether or not an appeal of the verdict is advisable

It is important to be prepared for a medical malpractice case.  Understanding the process of filing a claim is an important step in the process.


About the Author:
David Van Meter is an Oklahoma City medical malpractice attorney with over 20 years of experience.
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