By Gregory H. Haubrich
Attorney at Law
I probably get as many calls about medical malpractice as I do about any other type of case. I take very few. It must be a catastrophic injury. My client must be an awfully nice person. And, the malpractice must be provable from the medical records, not just what witnesses say.
Nationwide — and in Oklahoma — 80% of all malpractice cases tried to a jury are lost. The doctors and hospitals have tremendous advantages in the courtroom.
First, doctors have traditionally been very respected in America (although I think less these days).
Second, a doctor who is sued in Oklahoma can call on the best medical experts in the state to examine the facts and testify on his behalf.
Third, Oklahoma doctors almost always decline to testify against other Oklahoma doctors, so we are forced to go out of state and pay exorbitant amounts of money to hire qualified experts to review and then testify on behalf of our clients.
The expenses of a malpractice case are usually around $100,000.00. Would YOU invest $100,000.00 in a case if you knew they odds were 4 out of 5 that you were going to lose?
Of course not. However, in the Department of Tilting at Windmills, we still have cases which are so outrageous, the harm so enormous, the doctor so arrogant, that we will take the case and invest that kind of money.
One thing about Foshee & Yaffe, once we are involved in a case we are willing to go all the way, and invest whatever money is necessary to properly and zealously prosecute our clients’ claims.
Contact me today for a free confidential case evaluation.