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Misdiagnosis Lawyer

Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are two types of medical malpractice that can have grave consequences. 

If you or someone you love suffered losses due to a misdiagnosed medical condition, you need an attorney by your side.

Our attorneys of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, in Salt Lake City, UT,  help medical malpractice victims collect maximum restitution...

Free Legal Consultations

If you think you have grounds for a medical malpractice case, request a free consultation with Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC. Call us at 801-335-6467.

Legal Elements Our Lawyers Focus On

In a misdiagnosis claim, there are four legal elements that our Utah lawyers will focus on proving in court to tackle your medical malpractice case.
In a misdiagnosis claim, there are four legal elements that our Utah lawyers will focus on proving in court to tackle your medical malpractice case.

A Professional Duty Owed to the Patient

Our lawyers work to prove that an established professional relationship between you and your physician required them to provide care to you. 

Breach of Such Duty

To prove breach of duty, our lawyers look into how another physician may have easily met the care you required. For instance, if you suffered a personal injury to your left leg but the physician operated on your right leg, they did not uphold a standard of care. 

Injury Caused by the Breach

Next, our lawyers will work to prove that the negligence on the part of your doctor resulted in further personal injury. For instance, if your illness was not properly diagnosed and spreads to a later stage that requires more medical intervention, we may argue that the standard of care resulted in further injury.

Resulting Damages

Lastly, our lawyers calculate the total cost of your damages from your doctor's negligence (both economic and non-economic) and work to fight for your fair compensation.

Why Choose Our Attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane?

Our attorneys give your case the attention and resources it deserves. Combined we have over 30+ years of experience and are highly recommended by other law firms in the Salt Lake City area.

Medical Malpractice Focus

Our law firm files more medical malpractice cases than any other firm in the state of Utah. If you are looking to hold medical professionals accountable for misdiagnosing a condition, choose the lawyers who have spent most of their careers dealing with medical malpractice.

Attorneys With a Reputation for Success

Our law firm has a track record of success in the field of medical malpractice. This is illustrated by the fact that our medical malpractice attorneys take most of our cases on referral from other firms.

Network of Experts

Winning a medical misdiagnosis case often requires the testimony of respected medical professionals who can show that misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose was an act of negligence. We have developed a strong network of medical experts from all over the country who we can call to review a misdiagnosis. Our medical consultants teach at universities and hospitals nationwide, routinely publish medical papers, and can provide us with the necessary tools to definitively establish liability in your case.

Your Case Is Too Important To Go It Alone

Our attorneys have more than three decades in practice combined, and we primarily handle medical malpractice cases. To ensure your case is handled by a professional at every step, we have a full team of nurses, paralegals, and attorneys. Our Utah law firm has earned a reputation of willingness to undertake complex cases that other firms will not. In fact, nearly three-quarters of our clients are referred by other law firms. You can enhance your chances of a just outcome when you hire our misdiagnosis and personal injury attorneys. Contact us today to request a free consultation.



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John and his amazing team did everything in their power to make sure I got everything I deserved! They are also continuing to help me. I highly recommend this law firm.

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Very helpful and excellent staff and lawyers. Helped us receive peace of mind and helped settle our case with our young son that passed away. Without them we wouldn't have some of the closure that we now have. John was excellent and always answered our questions and was available when we needed him.

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What Can Be Misdiagnosed?


Time is of the essence when it comes to diagnosing cancer. Medical malpractice involving cancer diagnoses often occurs when the symptoms are attributed to another benign disease. Our Salt Lake City lawyers represent clients affected by misdiagnosis of or failure to diagnose cancer. 

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Heart Attacks

There are many cases in which patients go to the ER complaining of chest pain, but leave after being treated for gastrointestinal problems (if they’re treated at all). There are similarities between the symptoms of intestinal issues and heart attacks, and a misdiagnosis can prove deadly. 

Explore Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Litigation

Bone Fractures

Broken bones that are not set, or set incorrectly, can cause debilitating pain and disability, requiring extensive treatment down the road. Our personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers have the expertise necessary to build a compelling and factual case on your behalf, helping you to secure the compensation you deserve.

Explore Fracture Misdiagnosis Litigation

A Misdiagnosis Can Lead to Tragedy

A misdiagnosis can make your medical condition life-threatening due to:


If you or your loved one has been misdiagnosed, they are most likely not receiving the treatment that will heal their condition. This can lead to worse symptoms, surgery, and more serious physical health issues.

Delayed Treatment

A misdiagnosis can result in no treatment at all, or the correct treatment being delayed. In many medical cases, the timing of receiving treatment is crucial because the condition may eventually become terminal.

No Treatment

A misdiagnosis can lead to your doctor prescribing no treatment at all. This can result in worse symptoms and can cause the patient to be sick for a prolonged period or eventually lose their life.

Our Lawyers Fight for You

In a misdiagnosis case that resulted in death,
the jury awarded our client $2,940,250 in damages.

Our Lawyers Can Be the Support System You Need

When a tragedy occurs, many victims and their families turn to the injury lawyers of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC. Several of our clients from all over Utah discuss their cases and how our Salt Lake City law office helped them in their time of legal need.

Other Forms of Medical Malpractice Our Firm Takes On

Misdiagnosis cases are one of the cases our firm takes on that falls under the umbrella of medical malpractice. Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC also can help you with the following legal areas:

Why the Salt Lake City Area Trusts Us With Their Misdiagnosis Cases


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... When I took my wife’s wrongful death evidence, they were completely honest snd forthcoming, keeping me involved the complete time.  It took 3 years, but they did an excellent job and basically did everything they said they would do. Their follow through and follow up has been the best. Thank you for your help through one of the toughest things I have ever gone through

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The firm was a pleasure to work with, very professional, responsive and really helped us through the process.  This was a first time experience for us and they really set us at easy through entire process and help us reach an agreeable settlement.  We would highly recommend Yonker Hyde Macfarlane. PLLC.

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Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

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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"They were extremely knowledgeable, extremely helpful experts. The team helped me with all aspects of my case, including medical and financial, and understood that it affected more than me but also my family."
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