Every state, including Oklahoma, has deadlines- or statute of limitations- for filing malpractice lawsuits. The medical maIpractice statute of limitations in the state of Oklahoma is two years.
Children under twelve have seven years from the date of negligent act to file a claim. If the minor is older than twelve, teh parents must file a claim for medical mapractice by his or her nineteenth birthday.
Legally speaking, Oklahoma operates with a version of the “collateral source” rule. In personal injury, this rule is designed to eliminate evidence of the plaintiff’s ability to receive other funds from insurance, worker’s compensation or other sources. But in Oklahoma, this rule does may apply to medical malpractice cases. Evidence of collateral sources of payment can be introduced when damages are being calculated. This can help physicians on the other end. However, having medical malpractice insurance in Oklahoma is highly recommended to prevent loss of personal assets and wages.
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