Salt Lake City Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you have suffered due to a negligent action or inaction performed by a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare professional, you could have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Types of Medical Malpractice
There are several different types of medical malpractice claims we see on a regular basis, including all of the following:
- Taking the wrong medication, wrong dosage, or medication that is defective
- Birth injuries
- Complications from surgery and other surgical errors
- And more
Proving medical malpractice requires proof beyond what you would need in a standard injury case. Your Salt Lake City medical malpractice lawyer will seek to prove all of the points listed below:
- Your injuries were caused by negligent actions or inaction—not by natural causes
- Your injuries could have been prevented
- Someone exercising proper care would have made different choices than the healthcare professional who harmed you
Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
We recommend that you call our office and file a lawsuit as soon as possible. This is for several reasons:
First, it allows us to gather evidence and interview witnesses while the information is still fresh and easily accessible.
Second, there is a statute of limitations of two years for medical malpractice. If you wait until this time has passed, you may lose your ability to seek monetary compensation. You can still file your lawsuit while you are recovering, but if you wait to file until after the statute has been reached, your case could be thrown out of court.
The Legal Process
Hiring a Salt Lake City medical malpractice lawyer does not necessarily mean you will end up going to trial. Hospitals, doctors, and their insurers will often choose to settle a claim outside of court because it limits their public exposure and liability.
Once we have fully valued your claim, we can prepare and send a demand letter. This is a settlement-negotiation tool: If the other party responds positively and is willing to make a fair settlement offer, we will recommend that you accept the offer instead of going to court.
If, however, they offer you an amount that is insufficient, we recommend proceeding to trial so that you can receive as much compensation as possible.
Speak with a Salt Lake City Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Hiring a Salt Lake City medical malpractice lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates gives you your best chance for success. You can schedule a free appointment by calling 1-800-404-9000 or by using the contact form below.