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This post will explain the basics of negligent security lawsuits in Oklahoma. Victims of assault, sexual battery, robbery, murder, or other acts of violence can bring a negligent security lawsuit to get compensation for what happened to them. Oklahoma law allows these victims to hold businesses and property owners liable for failing to protect them.

This page will explain the basic elements of negligent security cases in Oklahoma. We will also look at the potential settlement value of inadequate security lawsuits in Oklahoma by summarizing recent reported settlements and verdicts in prior cases.


Oklahoma’s average malpractice award payment is $230,787. The national average is $285,218.  Other personal injury cases in Oklahoma are more reasonable.  So what is the problem with malpractice cases?

There is no problem.  There WAS a problem.   Oklahoma Statutes Section 23-61.2 limits non-economic damages to an extremely harsh cap of $350,000.  The Oklahoma Supreme Court wisely overturned this law.  But cap – the expectation of it passing – and the uncertainty surrounding it has a chilling impact.

Malpractice Settlements and Verdicts in Oklahoma

Medical malpractice claims statistics from the Oklahoma Insurance Department are certainly not music to the ears of Oklahoma medical malpractice lawyers and their clients.

In 2006, 805 medical malpractice claims that resolved in Oklahoma. The malpractice cases were dismissed in 59, or almost 70%. Of the remaining medical malpractice case, 181 settled and 20 went to trial. The average claim settlement or award in 2006 was $257,887. The total amount paid in settlements and verdicts was just shy of $50 million.

oklahoma malpractice lawsuitsThe following are medical malpractice verdicts or settlements that took place in Oklahoma courts:

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