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If a doctor or another medical treatment provider caused you to suffer injuries, or if an existing medical condition got worse, you could be entitled to recover compensation.

When you go to the doctor, you place your trust and well-being into their hands. You trust them to provide a reasonable standard of care. When they fail to uphold that duty and, as a result, you sustain harm, you deserve justice.

The experienced Utah medical malpractice lawyers of Parker & McConkie understand what you’re going through. We will fight to get you the justice and fair financial compensation you deserve. We offer a free case evaluation to help you explore your options and get started with the legal process.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Any duly authorized medical practitioner can commit malpractice. This includes doctors, surgeons, nurses, NPs, PAs, pharmacists, radiologists, physical therapists, and even dentists and psychiatrists. As long as you had established a formal doctor/patient relationship with the practitioner, you have the right to pursue legal action if their wrongful actions caused you harm.

Some of the most common types of malpractice include the following.

  • Missed or delayed diagnosis,
  • Incorrect diagnosis,
  • Medication prescribing or dosing errors,
  • Surgical errors (e.g., wrong site surgery), and
  • Childbirth or obstetric errors.

Even if you don’t see your specific situation listed above, contact our office. One of our experienced personal injury lawyers can listen to the details and advise you regarding your potential ability to pursue a malpractice insurance claim or civil lawsuit.

Proving Medical Malpractice in Utah

This complex area of the law can be challenging. Doctors and other medical professionals sometimes make mistakes and, as a result, patients may be harmed or even killed. Even so, this doesn’t automatically mean the doctor committed malpractice.

To prove a case, your attorney must demonstrate the “Four Ds” of medical malpractice:

  • Duty of care,
  • Dereliction of duty,
  • Direct causation, and
  • Damages sustained.

Treatment providers have a duty to provide patients with a reasonable standard of care. If the provider fails to uphold that duty (due to negligence, wrongful actions, etc.) and a patient is harmed, the doctor may be found to have committed malpractice.

As a result, the doctor is responsible for the victim’s physical, emotional and financial damages.

How a Utah Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

An experienced Utah malpractice lawyer understands how to investigate your case and build the most persuasive claim possible. In most cases, your attorney will negotiate a settlement with the doctor’s insurance company. If the insurer will not make a reasonable offer for settlement, you might consider pursuing a civil lawsuit.

In Utah, the personal injury lawyers of Parker & McConkie understand how difficult this situation can be. We work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome and the maximum possible compensation. You never pay any legal fees until and unless we recover compensation in your case.

Contact us now to schedule your free consultation with one of our compassionate, experienced Utah medical malpractice attorneys.

Call 801-845-0440 to get in touch with a member of our firm after your accident. We can review your case for free!

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Attorney Steve Jensen

Attorney Jim McConkie

Attorney Brad Parker

Attorney Brian Stewart

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