Protecting the Most
Innocent Patients

Birth injuries are an especially tragic example of medical malpractice. These situations can have far-reaching implications, affecting entire families for a lifetime. Many of our clients are unsure whether a medical provider is responsible for their child's injury and hesitate to pursue legal action. Our experienced firm can determine whether you have a case while you concentrate on healing and recovery. 

Cerebral Palsy

The innocence of a child makes preventable birth injuries some of the most devastating cases we handle. If the cause of your child's cerebral palsy can be attributed to malpractice, we can help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve. 

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Shoulder Dystocia

If your newborn has suffered from shoulder dystocia at birth, we can help you determine whether it could have been prevented. Norm Younker works closely with a pediatric neurosurgeon who can analyze the injury with a specialist’s eye.

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Fetal Distress

There have been cases of malpractice revealing that the monitor was not properly attached (or attached at all), or that the signs of fetal distress were not recognized. Typically, malpractice cases must be filed within two years. However Utah law extends that deadline for children to age 20. 

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Erb's Palsy

Erb's palsy is a type of birth injury that can require extensive treatment or surgery, and in some cases, the baby may lose the use of an arm. Norm Younker has helped many families impacted by Erb's palsy seek financial reimbursement and compensation. 

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Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of combined experience in complex cases. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, with a special focus on medical malpractice claims. Our firm is associated with the following professional organizations:

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (801) 335-6467.

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