Legal Nurse Consultant


Younker Hyde Macfarlane stands out amongst Salt Lake City-area personal injury law firms due to our close working relationship with medical professionals. We are pleased to have Linda Swenson, RN on our team as a nurse consultant. Ms. Swenson discusses each case with our attorneys in-depth, reviewing the nature of injuries, assessing the standards of care, calculating the associated damages, and gathering expert witnesses to further bolster our clients' cases.

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WEBVTT 00:00:07.114 --> 00:00:09.400 I work as an independent contractor. 00:00:09.401 --> 00:00:11.500 I am a registered nurse 00:00:11.914 --> 00:00:16.265 that started on this legal nurse consulting journey 00:00:16.266 --> 00:00:18.319 about 20 some odd years ago. 00:00:18.320 --> 00:00:22.414 I work a lot with Younker Hyde Macfarlane, with John and Ashton. 00:00:22.415 --> 00:00:27.120 My role is to help determine whether or not the case has merit medically. 00:00:27.320 --> 00:00:28.600 The case will come to me. 00:00:28.800 --> 00:00:31.586 I'll review the medical in chronological order, 00:00:31.587 --> 00:00:36.443 and I'll have really good focus on what the concerns are for our clients. 00:00:37.671 --> 00:00:39.600 Then I'll discuss the case with John and Ashton, 00:00:39.601 --> 00:00:44.486 and we'll discuss it very in-depth as far as what the standard of care is, 00:00:44.487 --> 00:00:47.814 whether or not the damages are associated with that breach 00:00:47.815 --> 00:00:49.643 or not breach in the standard of care. 00:00:50.300 --> 00:00:54.786 Then from that point, if we decide to go forward with the case, 00:00:54.787 --> 00:00:58.757 my job will be to help them and assist in finding expert witnesses. 00:00:58.960 --> 00:01:01.457 As I've looked at I find that my role 00:01:01.458 --> 00:01:05.286 is actually still what I was trained to be, 00:01:05.287 --> 00:01:07.039 and that's the patient advocate. 00:01:07.040 --> 00:01:13.170 We're very good at screening, and we won't sue a doctor 00:01:13.171 --> 00:01:17.040 if we don't strongly believe that there is not a reason to. 00:01:17.521 --> 00:01:19.729 We find the best experts, and again, 00:01:19.730 --> 00:01:21.886 I appreciate working with John and Ashton on this 00:01:21.887 --> 00:01:26.400 because they're willing to do that for their clients. 00:01:26.757 --> 00:01:28.057 It takes a little bit longer. 00:01:28.200 --> 00:01:32.752 We have to wait because they're still practicing physicians or nurses 00:01:32.753 --> 00:01:34.729 or whatever expert we're going for. 00:01:34.960 --> 00:01:39.800 We have to fit into their time slot, but it's very worth it 00:01:39.801 --> 00:01:44.271 to get the right person to opine on the medical malpractice. 00:01:44.857 --> 00:01:49.986 I very much enjoy working with John and Ashton because of their empathy. 00:01:50.280 --> 00:01:55.500 There are times we are sitting there discussing cases, and both of us like, 00:01:55.720 --> 00:01:59.457 oh, my heavens, this is a case where we're questionable, 00:01:59.458 --> 00:02:03.914 but what this family has gone through, we want to get them answers.

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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