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Medical Malpractice

When a medical practitioner acts negligently, the results can be debilitating or deadly.

Medical malpractice lawyer Lynn C. Harris in Salt Lake City, UT, has been holding negligent medical professionals accountable for more than 30 years.

Do you qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit? 

Basic Requirements  for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit 

There is a lot more to medical malpractice cases than a mistake on the part of a healthcare provider. In order to establish a viable lawsuit, we must be able to prove:

Established Doctor-Patient Relationship

In order to file a medical malpractice claim, you must have been receiving care under a doctor who was legally bound to provide you with medical care. 

Medical Negligence Occurred 

The medical provider must have breached their duty of care out of willfulness or negligence. 

Negligence Caused Injury 

In order to qualify, the doctor's negligence must have directly caused your injury. 

Injury Resulted in Losses

Your injury must have led to more extensive injuries, medical bills, additional medical care, or emotional distress. 

Unfortunately, not all scenarios amount to malpractice...

It May Not Be Malpractice If...

Your Condition Gets Worse

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Some conditions will get progressively worse even with treatment. While this is unfortunate, a doctor that provides a reasonable standard of care cannot be held accountable for a worsening illness. 

Your Condition Is Untreatable

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Not all conditions can be treated. If your doctor makes a proper diagnosis and provides sound recommendations on how to proceed, there is no malpractice case.

"It Takes a Great Amount of Work, and that’s what I’ll do for you."

Lynn C. Harris, Attorney at Law, is an expert in handling medical malpractice cases. These cases typically involve an individual who has been harmed by some type of healthcare provider, and they often have a very short statute of limitations. The practice of Lynn Harris, located in Salt Lake City, is well-equipped to help any client with a medical malpractice case.

What do medical malpractice cases typically involve? 

Medical Malpractice May Also Include:

  • Dental Malpractice 
  • Hospital Error 
  • Nurse Malpractice  
  • Pharmacy Malpractice  
  • Cerebral Palsy

Does This Sound  Like Your Case?

If you believe that you were injured due to negligence on the part of a medical professional, you may be eligible to file a claim. Our medical malpractice attorney Lynn C. Harris in Salt Lake City, UT, has extensive experience representing victims harmed by the negligence of a healthcare professional.

He is dedicated to representing victims and their families in medical malpractice cases involving birth injury, cerebral palsy, and more. He can help victims of medical malpractice take the right action in order to collect maximum compensation. You can schedule a free consultation with Mr. Harris at one of our offices in Salt Lake City, Provo, Park City, or Lehi, Utah, by reaching out to our law firm online or by calling:

(801) 609-6828

Lynn Harris

What Clients Have To Say  About  Attorney Lynn C. Harris 

"Lynn Harris was more than we expected from an attorney. He has become a friend we hope to have for life. When we first contacted him, he was very interested in listening to our story and drove almost 300 miles to meet with our family. The one thing we always appreciated about him is the fact that he was willing to answer any and all questions.

We wanted to be very involved in the whole process, and Lynn was more than willing to give us frequent updates. His knowledge in the area of medical malpractice is amazing. We would recommend him to anyone who has a question or is dealing with a fault by their doctors or hospital”
Laura and Kevin Blackburn

Why should you hire a lawyer? 

"We Can Get You Quality Care."

Whether a client has been in a car accident, has suffered a personal injury, or has been the victim of medical malpractice, the Salt Lake City practice of Lynn C. Harris is ready to help. Mr. Harris and his dedicated staff will ensure that each client gets the appropriate medical and professional help for their injuries. Regardless of what case or lawsuit the client is pursuing, we will make sure they receive the quality care they deserve.

If you've been injured, do not delay...

The Statute of Limitation Is Two Years

In the state of Utah, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases is two years from the date of the injury. Although this seems like a generous amount of time, delaying legal action could affect the likelihood of a successful case outcome.

Therefore, you should contact an attorney as soon as you suspect that medical malpractice occurred. Your medical malpractice attorney can help you file your lawsuit and ensure you take action within the appropriate timeframe. 

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A Closer Look at  Types of Malpractice...

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​Misdiagnosis

If a doctor fails to properly diagnose a condition, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Misdiagnosis can result in a condition getting progressively worse and requiring more extensive treatment. Often, this results in additional expenses, pain, suffering, and in some cases, death. Your attorney can prove how substandard care affected your health and resulted in your losses.

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​Surgical Errors

A common type of malpractice involves errors made during surgical procedures. Examples include a doctor operating on the wrong part of the body or leaving a surgical sponge or medical instrument in the patient's body. A surgical error may also consist of improper administration of anesthesia. Your medical malpractice lawyer can demonstrate how this negligence resulted in complications.

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​Birth Injuries

Substandard professional care during the birth process can lead to serious injury with lifelong repercussions for both mother and child. This can include negligent or inadequate treatment prior to childbirth or during delivery. Examples of this type of malpractice include failure to diagnose a birth defect or medical condition, failure to perform the proper delivery method, or improper use of medical equipment like forceps. You and your attorney can file a medical malpractice claim to receive compensation for physical harm and emotional damages.  

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Pharmaceutical Errors

Incorrectly prescribing or providing a drug to a patient can constitute medical malpractice if the patient suffered harm as a result of the error. Cases in which a doctor or nurse writes the incorrect medication or a pharmacist makes an error while filling your medication can result in serious injury and even death. This does not include a reaction to medication if your condition was properly diagnosed and the appropriate medication was prescribed. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you achieve justice if you have suffered complications from a pharmaceutical error. 

"We Were Amazed."


“Our son was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It seemed to be a normal labor until at the end when our son, Kaden, got stuck. He was posterior. The doctor used a suction cup and then forceps to yank the baby out and finally he was born but with much damage….

We finally received the name of Lynn Harris and went to work. We were amazed at the expert witnesses he had lined up to see Kaden and how he was willing to put up the money necessary to try this kind of malpractice case. It certainly takes someone with this kind of experience and guts to win a case such as ours.We ended up settling out of court and our son now has some financial backing for his needed health care and schooling needs.”
Debra Jenkins

What to Expect  If You File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The Law firm of Lynn C. Harris assists victims throughout the greater Salt Lake City, Provo, Park City, and Lehi, UT, regions file medical malpractice claims. Here is what you can expect if you file a claim:

Case Review

Mr. Harris will review your case at one of our Utah offices during your free initial consultation.
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Review Medical Records 

He will review your medical records to look for evidence that might indicate medical malpractice. 
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Consult with Medical Experts 

Mr. Harris has established relationships with trusted medical experts who can review your case and determine if your medical provider acted negligently. 
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Lawsuit or Settlement

He will propose a settlement amount to the medical professional's insurance company. If the negligent party or insurance company is reluctant to reach an agreeable settlement, we will move forward to the litigation phase of the lawsuit to help our clients achieve fair and just compensation.

Discovery

Both sides will investigate each other's claims and build defenses. 
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Mediation and Negotiation

Mr. Harris may try to reach a settlement with the help of a mediator. If no agreement is made, the case may go to trial. 
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Trial 

Mr. Harris will present your case in court to collect the compensation you are truly owed.
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Worried about the cost of hiring a lawyer? 

You Pay Nothing Unless Mr. Harris Wins Your Case

Mr. Harris' motto is "no recovery, no fee." 

Lynn Harris in Salt Lake City, UT, truly cares about clients and works on a contingency basis, meaning that he does not collect fees unless he collects compensation for you. This puts the risk on him rather than on you. Because he covers the upfront costs of building your case, you can enjoy peace of mind and focus on your recovery. 

Our several locations throughout Utah make scheduling a consultation an option for a wide range of clients in the region. If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice or medical negligence, contact our law firm right away.

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Don't Hesitate Book a Free Case Review Today

If you suspect that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, we encourage you to speak with attorney Lynn C. Harris at one of our Utah offices. He can determine if you have a case and begin pursuing the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm online to schedule a consultation or give us a call at (801) 609-6828. We welcome clients from throughout Provo and surrounding communities.

Determining Compensation  in Your Medical Malpractice Suit

Compensation in medical malpractice cases are intended to help victims overcome emotional, physical, and financial losses. There are several factors that determine the amount of compensation a victim of medical malpractice will receive in a successful settlement or judgment:

Medical Expenses

These include your existing and future medical expenses. The dollar value of future medical treatment can be extensive, sometimes reaching seven figures. We can work with an expert to help quantify the true extent of your losses in a malpractice case.

Lost Income

If you have lost income due to time away from work, you may be entitled to compensation for this loss. If a client is unemployed at the time they suffered harm by the healthcare provider, we may claim your earning capacity from their previous job.

Long-Term Disability

Some victims of medical malpractice become permanently disabled as a result of their doctor's actions. They might need long-term rehabilitation and may not be able to return to work. Your lost earning potential will be an important factor in the amount of compensation we demand.

Emotional Damages

Emotional damages refer to the mental and physical stress that a victim suffers due to malpractice. 

Wrongful Death and Compensation

In the case of medical malpractice leading to wrongful death, compensation can be awarded to family members. These damages are meant to compensate family members (typically children and spouses) for the loss of their relationship with the victim as well as the future financial support the survivors would have received. 

Establishing Negligence

Establishing negligence is an important element for any personal injury or medical malpractice case. At the practice of Lynn C. Harris in Salt Lake City, we must first establish negligence before proceeding with any case. Mr. Harris has over 28 years of experience representing personal injury cases, and clients can rest assure that he will do his best to establish negligence for each suit.

More Than $2 Million in Restitution For an Injured Client

"Pauline was injured in the Twin Falls Hospital….We had heard about Lynn Harris from a friend who had utilized his services previously, so we went to Lynn with our case. Lynn agreed to take the case.

We were very impressed from the start with Lynn 's professionalism, his attentiveness to our case and the fact that he was willing to spend money to properly complete our case and take it to trial. The case went to trial and ended up netting an award in our favor of $1.7 million. The case went to the Supreme Court on appeal and the verdict came back with a 5-0 decision in Pauline's favor. The final award with interest ended up being $2.1 million, which is a far cry from the $100,000 - $150,000 the other attorney said was a 'great deal’."
Pauline and Kent Perry
Lynn C. Harris

Lynn C. Harris

Lynn Harris is a personal injury attorney dedicated to helping victims rebuild their lives. He does not collect compensation unless you do. Mr. Harris is part of the Jones Waldo law firm, which has five locations in four cities in Utah:

  • Park City
  • Lehi
  • Salt Lake City
  • Provo

He can arrange to meet you at the location nearest you. If you or a loved one has been injured, reach out to our firm online or call (801) 375-9801 today.

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