Standard of Care Medical Malpractice

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New state law allows access to investigational drugs

In line with a nationwide movement, on April 21, 2015, Governor Fallin signed into law House Bill 1074, the Oklahoma Right to Try Act. The Act allows physicians to prescribe to terminally ill patients investigational drugs,...more

Blurring the Lines between False Claims Act Litigation and Putative Federal Malpractice Law: The DOJ Quietly Invokes “Worthless...

On October 10, 2014, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a civil settlement agreement (the “Settlement”) with Extendicare Heath Services, Inc. and its subsidiary Progress Step Corporation (collectively,...more

Medical Malpractice: Defining The Standard Of Care In Oklahoma

"Standard of care" is a critical legal yardstick used in medical malpractice litigation to determine responsibility – or lack of responsibility – on the part of a medical practitioner for negative medical outcomes. The...more

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