Category: Oklahoma Medical Malpractice

$17.5 Million Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Verdict

After a 4-day medical malpractice jury trial, an Oklahoma medical malpractice jury returned its verdict for the plaintiffs after about an hour of deliberations in the total amount of $17.5 million ($14 million for the 32-year-old plaintiff who lost the…
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Oklahoma Supreme Court Overturns $465 Million Opioid Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

In its opinion issued on November 9, 2021, the the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma (“Oklahoma Supreme Court”) stated: “An opioid manufacturer appealed a $465 million verdict following a bench trial in a public nuisance lawsuit. The district…
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Oklahoma Federal Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Compensation From Hospital For Reusing Needles

A class-action lawsuit filed on January 22, 2020 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma alleges: “Between January and April of 2018, a nurse employed by [the defendant hospital] violated protocols established by the National…
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Oklahoma Hospital Used Contaminated Gastroscopes On 998 Patients

According to a MAUDE Adverse Event Report filed during this past summer by Hota Corporation Pentax Tokyo Office (“Pentax Medical”), “Pentax medical became aware of a report on 26-jun-2019 stating that the forward water jet channel on three customer-owned pentax…
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Oklahoma Supreme Court Holds Cap On Noneconomic Damages For Bodily Injury Claims Is Unconstitutional

In its opinion filed on April 23, 2019, the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma (“Oklahoma Supreme Court”) held “the cap on actual noneconomic damages–is wrought with an irremediable constitutional infirmity: It is a special law categorically prohibited by…
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$6.1M Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Verdict For Death Of 19-Year-Old In ER

An Oklahoma medical malpractice jury found in favor of the plaintiffs on March 21, 2019, awarding the family of a 19-year-old who died as a result of hospital medical malpractice in the emergency room $6,190,000 for the teenager’s wrongful death….
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$25.5M Verdict Against Aetna For Bad Faith Denial Of Cancer Treatment

A jury in Oklahoma awarded $25.5 million ($15.5 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages) to the family of a woman who died from brain cancer, for Aetna’s bad faith in denying her health insurance coverage for…
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Oklahoma Supreme Court Holds (Again) Certificate Of Merit Requirement In Medical Malpractice Cases Is Unconstitutional

In its decision dated October 24, 2017, the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma (“Oklahoma Supreme Court”) held that “the thrice incarnated affidavit of merit requirement found in Okla. Stat. tit. 12, § 19.1 (Supp. 2013)” with regard to…
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Oklahoma Joins Other U.S. States Suing Opioid Manufacturers For The Harm Opioids Have Caused To Its Citizens

On June 30, 2017, Oklahoma’s Attorney General filed a lawsuit in state court against four of the nation’s leading manufacturers of opioid pain medication (Purdue Pharma, Allergan, Cephalon, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals), claiming that the effects of the defendants’ deceptive marketing campaigns…
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Oklahoma Supreme Court Says Informed Consent Requires Disclosure Of Non-Doctor’s Participation In Surgery

The Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma (“Oklahoma Supreme Court”) held its in opinion filed on June 20, 2017 that the doctrine of informed consent requires a physician to obtain the patient’s consent before using a non-doctor to perform…
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