Salt Lake City Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Patients seek care for a variety of medical conditions every day in Salt Lake City. Whether that care is for an ongoing condition or acute injury, no patient expects to receive care that results in a new injury or causes an existing injury to worsen.
Competent medical care is a patient’s right. If you suspect a physician or facility caused you or your loved one preventable medical harm, speak with an experienced Salt Lake City medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
Why Choose Handy & Handy?
At Handy & Handy, our medical malpractice attorneys independently investigate these complex cases to determine if negligence played a part in your medical condition.
Handy & Handy offers the following and more:
- Large firm resources with small firm service;
- Compassionate yet aggressive representation; and
- Experienced advocacy through negotiations and trial litigation.
Speak with one of our medical malpractice lawyers in a confidential consultation today. There is no cost to meet with one of our attorneys.
How an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
Let the medical malpractice attorneys at Handy & Handy explain the medical malpractice claims process to you and ensure you understand how Utah’s laws directly affect your circumstances. Utah has strict rules and time limits on filing medical malpractice claims, and it is imperative that you have a firm grasp of these before proceeding with your claim.
Healthcare professionals have large defense teams working on their behalf to clear them of malpractice claims. They will not readily admit liability for your injuries. That is why Handy & Handy will start immediately preparing a trial-ready case on your behalf by:
- Retaining any expert witnesses;
- Taking depositions and gathering evidence;
- Analyzing all of your medical records;
- Conducting research and reviewing expert reports; and
- Scheduling independent medical evaluations of your injuries.
While most medical malpractice claims settle outside of court, Handy & Handy will take your case to court if no appropriate settlement is forthcoming.
What is Medical Malpractice in Salt Lake City?
To file a medical malpractice claim in Salt Lake City, a healthcare provider must fail to meet the accepted standard of care for their profession when providing a patient with treatment. As a result of this failure, the patient must suffer some calculable loss.
There are four elements in a successful medical malpractice claim.
- There must be an established doctor-patient relationship;
- There must be a failure to meet the medical standard of care;
- This failure must cause harm to the patient; and
- The patient must suffer a type of loss.
Without any one of these elements, there cannot be a medical malpractice claim.
What Qualifies as a Loss in a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Losses in medical malpractice claims are classified as either economic or non-economic damages. Economic damages are calculable losses and include items like:
- Current and future medical expenses;
- Lost wages; and
- Loss of future income.
Non-economic damages are subjective losses without specific dollar amounts like:
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of enjoyment of life; and
There is a $450,000 cap on non-economic damages in Utah.
Contact an Experienced Salt Lake City Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
If you would like to learn more about medical malpractice in Salt Lake City and how to begin the claims process, contact one of the experienced attorneys at Handy & Handy. We have the resources needed to take on even the largest insurance companies and are ready to pursue justice for you and your family.
Call us in Salt Lake City to schedule your risk-free appointment with medical malpractice professional.