Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals stuck down last week a statute designed to limit medical malpractice cases in Oklahoma. The 2003 medical malpractice statute at issue can only be described as draconian, requiring anyone filing a medical malpractice lawsuit to serve a summons on the defendant within 180 days. The Oklahoma court reasoned that this statute is unconstitutional because the law treats medical negligence plaintiffs differently that plaintiffs in other personal injury cases.

This is a big win for Oklahoma medical malpractice lawyers and their clients.