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
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 OccurredThe 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 LossesYour 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
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
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."
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:
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."
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.
A Closer Look at Types of Malpractice...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Medical ExpensesThese 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.
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.
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 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.
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