Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice in the United States is a serious issue which has affected the lives of many people. It is estimated that 98,000 Americans die each year due to hospital errors. A 2006 follow-up to the 1999 Institute of Medicine Study found that medication errors are the most common mistakes by healthcare professionals, harming nearly 1.5 million people every year.


Medical malpractice in the United States is a serious issue which has affected the lives of many people. It is estimated that 98,000 Americans die each year due to hospital errors. A 2006 follow-up to the 1999 Institute of Medicine Study found that medication errors are the most common mistakes by healthcare professionals, harming nearly 1.5 million people every year.

Have you been injured due to a careless mistake by a doctor, nurse, surgeon, pharmacist or other medical provider? Contact our medical malpractice lawyers for strong legal representation.

If You or a Family Member Was Injured by Medical Malpractice — Trust the Lawyers at Smolen, Smolen & Roytman, PLLC. Let them put their legal knowledge and expertise to work in your medical malpractice claim.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Resulting in Injury and Death

Surgeons, family doctors, radiologists, nurses and anesthesiologists all have important roles in providing medical care to patients. A mistake made by any healthcare provider can have dire consequences for a patient. Examples of medical mishaps which cause injury and wrongful death include:

  • Not providing the required treatment for a condition
  • Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a serious disease
  • Surgical errors such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving instruments in the patient, severing a nerve and other mistakes during surgery
  • Failing to prevent infection, failing to diagnose and treat infection, pneumonia, or sepsis
  • Prescribing the wrong drug or other medication error
  • Birth injury caused by errors during labor and delivery
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect

The cost associated with these errors in lost income, disability and healthcare costs is as much as $29 billion annually. The Institute of Medicine’s report estimates that more than half of  these events occurring each year are due to preventable errors, causing the death of tens of thousands of patients.

Contact a Lawyer at Smolen, Smolen & Roytman, PLLC if You Suspect Medical Malpractice

If you suffered complications following routine surgery, an adverse reaction to a dangerous medication, or a loved one died due to a medical mistake, contact the law firm of Smolen, Smolen & Roytman, PLLC today. We fight to recover fair compensation for patients who were harmed and families who lost a loved one due to medical malpractice throughout Oklahoma.

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Donald Smolen

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Daniel Smolen

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Oleg Roytman

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Lauren Lambright

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