Legal Assistance with Medical Malpractice Issues in Salt Lake City
Utah attorneys help individuals and families who have been hurt by doctors
Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are expected to treat their patients safely and effectively. They go through years of professional training and schooling so that they can help us when we are in need. Unfortunately, doctors and other medical workers make mistakes. These mistakes lead to a variety of negative outcomes ranging from discomfort to death. The medical malpractice attorneys at the Salt Lake City firm of Huntsman | Lofgran are willing to take on any doctor or hospital to get our clients justice.
Types of dangerous medical errors
There are many branches of medicine and many people who work in the medical field. All of them make errors that can affect patient care. Every medical professional is held to a certain standard and can be held responsible for certain types of mistakes. Some of the more common types of medical errors include:
- Doctor errors. Doctors make all types of mistakes. They misread medical charts and write things down incorrectly. One of the most dangerous errors they can make is a failure to diagnose a disease or a misdiagnosis. When they fail to diagnose your condition, you won’t get the treatment you need. If they misdiagnose you, the results can be even worse. In addition to not starting the right treatment, you may undergo unnecessary surgery or dangerous treatment.
- Surgical errors. Surgeons have to take extreme care not to make mistakes. They are responsible for your well-being when you are unconscious and your body is cut open. During surgery, you are totally vulnerable and unable to control what is happening. Surgeons can be accountable when they make mistakes such as operating on the wrong body part, performing the wrong procedure or leaving surgical instruments inside a patient’s body.
- Hospital errors. Medical facilities rely on complex paperwork and software to manage patient care. Any mistake can lead to a patient getting the wrong treatment or being neglected. Hospitals can also be liable for poor hiring or training practices.
Our personal injury attorneys hold doctors, surgeons, nurses and hospitals responsible for their mistakes. If you have been injured, we will figure out what happened and work to prove it in court. We bring suits against all types of medical businesses and professionals, as well as nursing homes and other eldercare facilities in the Salt Lake City area.
Holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for defective drugs
The medications patients are prescribed are presumed to be safe and helpful. They are supposed to go through testing before they are given to the public. Unfortunately, many drugs and medical devices still end up hurting people. This is often because the drugs are not tested for long-term effects or because medical devices are allowed on the market without sufficient testing.
Many drugs are also approved for one narrow use but prescribed by doctors for other, “off-label” uses. Drug companies are known to encourage this behavior, frequently without testing the safety of such treatments.
Defective drugs can cause serious, long-term injuries or death. If you believe that you or a family member has been hurt by a drug, an implant or any type of defective medical device, you have rights. Our attorneys won’t back down in our fight to hold drug manufacturers accountable and get you justice.
Call us now for help from Salt Lake City medical malpractice attorneys who care
At Huntsman | Lofgran, our legal team cares about each client and family that comes to us for help. We work hard to get you the compensation that you need while holding doctors and hospitals accountable for their errors. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a doctor, a drug or someone in the medical field, we can help. To schedule a meeting with an experienced Utah medical malpractice attorney, call us today at 801-474-0031 or contact us online.