A Lawyer Can Help Uncover the Administrative Errors Which Led to Your Injury

Injuries caused by medical treatment are much more common than many of us would like to believe. Although doctors and nurses can make mistakes, it is important to remember that a hospital’s administrative policies can also result in grievous harm to a patient. An administrative error can have serious effects, leading to injury or even death. Our firm is devoted to helping medical malpractice plaintiffs throughout the state of Utah pursue just compensation for their losses. If you or a family member has been impacted by the negligence of a doctor, hospital, or another medical caregiver, our team can determine whether you are eligible to file an administrative error lawsuit. To discuss the facts of your case, schedule a free consultation at our Salt Lake City injury lawyer's office or call us at (801) 335-6467.

Understanding What Constitutes an Administrative Error

When you visit a hospital emergency room or are admitted for treatment, you entrust your safety to highly trained individuals working in a sterile environment. If a hospital employee makes a mistake that harms a patient, the hospital may be held legally liable. The hospital administrators who are responsible for managing operations of the facility should be doing everything possible to ensure patient safety and well-being. This responsibility includes hiring and screening competent medical and support staff, and creating policies and procedures regarding how to best handle patient information, equipment, medication, and more.

If you think you or a loved one may have been the victim of medical malpractice, do not let an insurance company decide for you.

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Inefficient or poor administration can easily lead to misdiagnosis, a failure to diagnose, and ineffective or dangerous treatment. 

Hospital administrative errors that can constitute medical malpractice include:

  • Inadequate employee screening
  • Substandard employee training
  • Staffing mismanagement
  • Insufficient safety standards
  • Sanitation and sterilization issues
  • Use of faulty or ill-maintained equipment
  • Delayed patient care due to administrative policies
  • Inadequate security

Some doctors are independent contractors, and the issue of employment status may need to be decided by the court. However, even in the case of an independent contractor relationship, a hospital can be liable for granting staffing privileges to an incompetent or dangerous doctor.

Pursuing Justice and Compensation

It is a tragedy when medical malpractice results in life-altering injuries to a patient, or when a family is left devastated by the loss of a loved one. If medical negligence impacts your family, you are entitled to full compensation for your losses including:

  • Medical bills
  • Therapy
  • Loss of wages

Norman Younker and his team of attorneys have years of experience defending hospitals and doctors, so they understand the tactics used to deter a malpractice claim. No other malpractice lawyer in Utah has this type of experience, and it is a proven asset in the success of our firm’s settlements and verdicts. And unlike some other smaller firms, we will never rush to settle. 

Learn More During a Your Consultation

If you think you or a loved one may have been the victim of medical malpractice, do not let an insurance company decide for you. We receive our attorney's fees when you receive your settlement or jury award, so legal bills should not be a concern. Contact our team online or call Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC at (801) 335-6467 to schedule a consultation today.

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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