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WEBVTT 00:00:06.986 --> 00:00:08.329 Medical malpractice, 00:00:09.371 --> 00:00:12.742 I think one of the reasons a lot of our cases come from other lawyers 00:00:12.743 --> 00:00:15.443 is its one of the most expensive forms of litigation. 00:00:16.040 --> 00:00:21.100 In any given case, we need to talk to probably 20 different doctors. 00:00:21.557 --> 00:00:24.128 Some of them are ones we hire to be experts in the case, 00:00:24.129 --> 00:00:26.543 some of them are our clients' treating providers 00:00:26.544 --> 00:00:28.972 who have information that's important to the case, 00:00:28.973 --> 00:00:32.558 but they're not there to opine on whether somebody made a mistake or not, 00:00:33.040 --> 00:00:36.486 but they still get paid to show up to their depositions, 00:00:36.487 --> 00:00:38.057 they're not going to come for free. 00:00:38.058 --> 00:00:41.043 We have to pay the court reporter who's there in the deposition, 00:00:41.044 --> 00:00:44.557 we have to pay the treating providers who are coming to give information, 00:00:44.558 --> 00:00:48.229 we have to pay the experts who are reviewing the case to give us opinions. 00:00:48.230 --> 00:00:53.299 We can have cases that are up to $100, 000 before you even go to trial. 00:00:53.300 --> 00:00:55.271 We spent $100,000 in the case. 00:00:55.560 --> 00:00:59.757 Then through trial, we've had them as high as $250,000 00:01:00.043 --> 00:01:01.557 that we've written checks for. 00:01:02.257 --> 00:01:04.700 That's not our time, that's not our staff's time, 00:01:04.701 --> 00:01:06.486 that's hard costs in the case. 00:01:06.487 --> 00:01:10.529 We front all of those for our clients and so that's a risk we take. 00:01:10.530 --> 00:01:13.172 If we lose, that money is gone along with our time. 00:01:14.543 --> 00:01:17.999 Costs are a big hurdle. 00:01:18.000 --> 00:01:20.171 Because medical malpractice is so expensive, 00:01:20.172 --> 00:01:23.229 you have to be creative in trying to get them done efficiently 00:01:23.230 --> 00:01:26.572 so that maybe the case value is $100,000. 00:01:26.600 --> 00:01:31.671 If it costs 60 to get to trial, and then you win $100, 00:01:31.672 --> 00:01:33.885 in the end, the client is going to be unhappy 00:01:33.886 --> 00:01:36.571 because most of the money goes to the experts 00:01:36.572 --> 00:01:40.985 and the court reporters, and the filing fees, 00:01:41.440 --> 00:01:44.386 and there's very little left for the client or the attorney. 00:01:45.671 --> 00:01:48.142 We've gotten good at identifying cases 00:01:48.143 --> 00:01:51.786 that even though they're not high-value or major injuries, 00:01:52.257 --> 00:01:57.071 you can still make them work, and sometimes it's just a principle thing. 00:01:57.072 --> 00:02:00.300 I've taken cases where we lose money and I know we're going to lose money, 00:02:00.301 --> 00:02:02.443 but I'm so frustrated that this happened to somebody, 00:02:02.444 --> 00:02:06.556 and they shouldn't get away with it just because they only hurt them a little, 00:02:06.557 --> 00:02:07.943 they didn't hurt them a lot.

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

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