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Pharmacy and Medication Errors Lawyer

Pharmacy and medication errors can cause adverse side effects, new or worsened health conditions, and even wrongful death.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of pharmacy and medication errors, our Salt Lake City law firm can help you receive compensation.

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC is known throughout Utah for achieving justice in pharmacy and medication errors claims. 

What Are Pharmacy and Medication Errors?

Pharmacy errors and medication errors are a type of medical malpractice. They occur when anyone responsible for handling your medication, such as a doctor or pharmacist, makes an error.

It could be a purposeful choice, such as prescribing medications unapproved by the FDA.

It could also be an accident, such as filling the wrong medication due to an illegible script.

Regardless of their cause, pharmacy errors can result in devastating effects, such as permanent disability, addiction, or wrongful death.

Though you may feel alone and scared, Younker Hyde Macfarlane can help you seek justice and compensation.

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How Our Patient Injury Law Firm Stands Apart

Network of Experts

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When you choose Younker Hyde Macfarlane, you receive the help of our full in-house team of nurses, paralegals, and distinguished attorneys. This team builds the foundation of a strong case by working with expert witnesses in Utah and throughout the nation to make our legal arguments as compelling as possible.

Our network of expert witnesses includes leaders in the medical field who have published definitive textbooks and taught at colleges and hospitals. Their advanced medical knowledge helps us determine exactly what went wrong with the pharmacy and medication errors you suffered, and helps our team explain this to the judge, jury, and opposing counsel. 

Track Record of Success

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Our medical malpractice team has handled and filed more cases than any other law firm in the state of Utah. Throughout our many years of success, we have developed great renown in our field. Our reputation precedes us and allows us to frequently settle for vast amounts in early pre-litigation instead of spending years on a case. However, we won't hesitate to take cases to trial if necessary. 

Our reputation regarding medical malpractice cases is why so many clients come to our Salt Lake City office instead of relying on other personal injury lawyers. In fact, approximately three-quarters of our cases are referrals from other attorneys who trust that we can successfully handle complex medical malpractice cases. 

Utah Victims Recommend Our Salt Lake City Firm

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Shelly Christenson

2022

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Younker Hyde Macfarlane, I can't say enough good things about this firm. Me and my 2 brothers lost our mother, due to the negligence of other people and would give anything to have her back. That said we were prompted by the surgeon that tried very hard to save her to file a law suit. Our mom was a healthy person and after watching her suffer horribly with sepsis after having a back operation, my brothers and I decided to take that surgeons advice and hire Younker Hyde Macfarlane. It has been several years now and we finally finished our journey with them and I could not be more happy with the choice we made to use this law firm. 

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Bret Christenson

2022

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We were referred to them by a surgeon and felt if he was willing to refer us he must must think quite highly of this Law Firm. We could not be more pleased. More from the aspect of feeling like these attorneys were part of our family. At least thats how we felt was the level of genuine concern for our family... Like the others we can't say enough good about them. Their integrity is second to none. Moreover, their understanding of the human spirit, emotions and concerns of those they represent truly made us feel they had our best interest at heart. They diligent fought on our behalf and were true warriors in the fight for what is right in a world of chaos and strife. 

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Let Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Help You

The distinguished medical malpractice lawyers at Younker Hyde Macfarlane work on contingency. This means you do not have to pay us a cent unless we win your case. Our arrangement ensures our clients are unburdened by medical malpractice lawyer fees, and that our team's focus is on obtaining the best verdict or settlement possible. Call 801-335-6467 or write for your free consultation. 

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What Are Examples Of Pharmacy and Medication Errors?

Pharmacy errors and medication errors can cause serious personal injury or wrongful death.

Pharmacists, manufacturers, doctors, and other medical professionals can be responsible for pharmacy errors, such as:

  • Delivering the wrong medication
  • Causing a prescription drug addiction
  • Filling the wrong prescription or dosage
  • Prescribing dangerous or defective medication
  • Prescribing medications unapproved by the FDA
  • Prescribing medication that interferes disastrously with your other medicines
  • Prescribing medication that results in serious bodily harm
  • Prescribing medication that results in a wrongful death
  • Prescribing medication after knowing about adverse side effects
  • Prescribing medication in the wrong doses
  • Accepting money from manufacturers to promote and prescribe a specific drug
  • Failing to prescribe the correct medication
  • Failing to inform the patient of a medication's risks
  • Manufacturing defective or dangerous medication

We Offer Free Consultations So You Can Pursue the Justice You Deserve

Financial burdens can dissuade the victims of medical malpractice and their loved ones from pursuing a case. Like many people who have suffered from substandard care, you likely have high medical bills and mounting debt.

Our medical malpractice attorneys can lessen your burden from day one. Younker Hyde Macfarlane offers free consultations. We also don't require any obligations going in. You have the freedom of choice to pursue your case with us or consult with another law firm. 

You won't have to pay us a cent unless we win your case, so you have absolutely nothing to lose.

Contact our Salt Lake City office or call us at:

801-335-6467

How Long Is the Statute of Limitations FOR PHARMACY & MEDICATION ERRORS?

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​In Utah, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice and wrongful death cases is only two years, starting from the day when you discover the problem or a loved one dies. If you believe a pharmacist or medical professional has caused an injury, don't delay.

Who Can Cause Medication and Pharmacy Errors?

Medication and pharmacy errors are a kind of medical malpractice. They may be caused by:


Pharmacists


Pharmaceutical Representatives


Doctors


Nurses


Clinicians


Drug Manufacturers 

Find Out Who Is At Fault

If you do not know who was responsible for causing harm, our medical malpractice attorneys can investigate the case alongside experts in the field to find an answer.

​We Can Fight for You

Our medication error lawyers have earned a sterling reputation statewide for our ability to successfully handle medical malpractice cases. We have built great relationships with defense attorneys, insurance agencies, and hospitals, all of whom understand that the involvement of Younker Hyde Macfarlane means they have a serious medical malpractice case on their hands. Call 801-335-6467 or write to our team for proven representation. 

In Difficult Times You Can Trust Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC 

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Katie

2020

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I hired this law firm to take on my medical malpractice case. I was impressed to say the least in so many ways. If I called and the person on the other line didn't have the answer to my question, they made sure they found it. I think the best thing I have to say about this company is they are honest and they have integrity which is so hard to find anymore. Thank you so much for your hard work and getting things taken care of so quickly!

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Greg Furness

2021

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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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Our Team Can Work for You

Younker Hyde Macfarlane provides more than 30 years of personal injury and medication errors experience, along with the personal, compassionate approach of attorneys who genuinely care. We also offer:

Specialized Knowledge

Surrounded by people who add specialized knowledge to our already extensive malpractice experience, Younker Hyde Macfarlane builds highly detailed claims for our valuable clients. We consult with experts in medical, chemical, and pharmacological fields to enrich our understanding of a case.

Medical Connections 

​Our Salt Lake City firm has built long-standing connections with more than a thousand medical professionals, allowing us to provide impactful, fact-based representation. These connections may also guide us to new leads as well as potential experts to place on the stand.

Detailed Investigations

We will review the circumstances of your injury, begin researching whether pharmacological and health care standards were met and then present your legal options. This includes employing chemists and pharmacologists to study the makeup of your medication so that we have all the information possible.

Affordable Service

The results of medication errors can cause an undue emotional, physical, and financial burden on your life — but we may provide relief. Though we cannot guarantee results, we will strive to earn compensation for you through a successful lawsuit or settlement. And, if we don't win, you won't have to pay us at all.

Our Attorneys Combine for Over 50 Years in Practice

Younker Hyde Macfarlane offers over 50 years of time spent honing our abilities in medical malpractice law. Our Salt Lake City law firm can help you file a lawsuit against negligent pharmacists and medical professionals.

We Have Backgrounds in Both Prosecution and Defense

Not all law firms have attorneys who have distinguished themselves by representing both plaintiffs and the defense. Ours does. Mr. Younker spent time representing Intermountain Healthcare, the largest healthcare provider in its region. Andres Morelli has defended two nationally known insurance firms, and Matthew Purcell spent nearly a decade in medical practice defense before deciding to dedicate his career to representing injured people throughout Utah. 

Each of the aforementioned attorneys now focuses on representing Utah plaintiffs alongside other team members like associate attorney McKay Corbett who has exclusively represented the injured throughout his career, and associate attorney Grace Johnson who served in an externship at the West Valley Prosecutor's Office. Our proven track record representing both sides gives our team critical insight into the types of defense strategies that will be used against you, and how to take these strategies apart. 

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Matt Cook

2022

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My family had the pleasure of working with this firm following a tragic event. The firm was very good about answering our questions and explaining the process. Attorneys John Macfarlane and Mckay Corbett were empathetic and fought hard for our case. The paralegal Jill Bedford was also a true joy to work with. I recommend this firm to anyone who needs attorneys who will fight for your case like it’s their own family.

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Tom Henderson

2021

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This is the first time I have found it necessary to use a law firm, I was apprehensive because of all the stories I have heard about other law firms. 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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Using a Network  To Establish Your Case Evidence

One of the most stressful parts of a personal injury case is the uncertainty. Despite the obvious harm, you may not have irrefutable proof of what went wrong and when.

We're here to build cases. That means that we can get to the root of your damages, determining who caused them and how. If we take your case, we will investigate it thoroughly.

Our lawyers and paralegals will work in conjunction with experts in relevant medical fields, including pharmacologists and chemists. We can find out who failed you and how they did so.

These professionals can:

  • Determine standard of care failures
  • Evaluate injuries
  • Review medical records
  • Examine prescription content
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Keeping Evidence Can Sway Your Case in Your Favor

It can be hard to know what to do when you or a loved one has been affected by pharmacy and medication errors. There is no action that can truly repair the damage or loss caused by a pharmacist providing the wrong medication.

Despite all the anxiety and uncertainty, you can take back control. If a medical product, like pills, has caused adverse reactions or medical problems, you should stop taking it.

However, you should also keep it around, as it may act as crucial evidence in your case. We have chemists and pharmacologists that can determine important information for your case via testing.

Have more questions about your possible case? Message Younker Hyde Macfarlane at our Salt Lake City office or call us at:

801-335-6467

"Number one, we help people. Really, what we do can change people lives and can change the quality of their lives and the lives of their family." Norman Younker

Guiding You As You Pursue Wrongful Death Damages

​​Nothing can truly replace the time, health, or loved one that you have lost.

While a lawsuit cannot bring back someone you love, it can give you the resource and compensation you need to heal. It may also account for lost wages over a lifetime as well as lost companionship.

As you grieve, everything may seem overwhelming. We understand that painful process — and while it may appear that things never get easier, we can help you find financial and legal relief for your struggles. Over the years, we have empowered people like you to get the results they need to heal from the painful loss of a loved one.

Our knowledgeable, compassionate team can help you every step of the way during this deeply stressful time. If we take your case, we will answer your legal questions, loosening the hold that uncertainty and fear may have on your life. We will also keep you up to date in the process so that you don't have to lose any more time to anxiety.

Remember, though; you only have two years to file. So, request your free consultation with our Salt Lake City law firm as soon as possible.

Utah Raves About Our Skills

"Younker Hyde McFarlane are the best there is...We contacted Younker-Hyde-McFarlane to represent us in a medical malpractice suit...These guys are so impressive! They uncovered things that we had no idea had happened. Their skills in arguing our case to an arbitration panel were extraordinary. We very highly recommend this fantastic team!" Dave, 5-Star Google Review, 2021

The Main Goals Of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Determining the error by examining medical records, side effects, and prescriptions with specialists.

Ensuring pharmacists or medical professionals who caused the medication-related error face consequences.

Winning fair lifetime compensation for clients through verdicts or out-of-court settlements.

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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