Surgical Errors Attorney


We trust medical professionals with our lives—even a "small" mistake made during surgery can have deep and lasting consequences for the victim. If you or a loved one were injured, you need a medical malpractice lawyer in your corner as soon as possible if you want the best shot at recovering damages for your injuries. The attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane in Salt Lake City can bring clients success in this complex area of the law.

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WEBVTT 00:00:07.243 --> 00:00:11.886 The other areas of expertise we have is surgical errors. 00:00:12.120 --> 00:00:15.100 When a surgeon goes in and performs an operation, 00:00:15.443 --> 00:00:18.086 maybe they cut something that they shouldn't, 00:00:18.087 --> 00:00:21.657 or they're not monitoring something properly during the procedure 00:00:21.658 --> 00:00:23.514 and there's a bad outcome. 00:00:23.871 --> 00:00:26.871 Those cases can be tricky because you're dealing with an operative note 00:00:26.872 --> 00:00:30.157 that may not fully describe what happened in the procedure, 00:00:30.158 --> 00:00:32.513 and so you have to forensically go back 00:00:32.514 --> 00:00:35.829 and determine what actually happened and what should have happened. 00:00:36.271 --> 00:00:40.629 But oftentimes with the records and the outcome and our experts, 00:00:40.630 --> 00:00:43.486 we're able to piece together what went wrong 00:00:43.487 --> 00:00:47.614 and then to hold those individuals accountable. 00:00:47.640 --> 00:00:50.143 I see quite a bit of peripheral arterial disease. 00:00:50.160 --> 00:00:54.114 That's where there may be clotting in the arteries, say in your legs, 00:00:54.743 --> 00:00:57.429 and it can be catastrophic. 00:00:57.430 --> 00:01:01.914 I've had a double amputee as a result peripheral arterial disease 00:01:02.000 --> 00:01:05.999 that was not recognized by the providers after several visits. 00:01:06.000 --> 00:01:08.729 Another area that we see is mismanaged infections. 00:01:09.157 --> 00:01:14.886 A patient goes in, and their condition is attributed to, say, a viral infection. 00:01:15.271 --> 00:01:20.386 It's a stomach bug, or it's a rhinovirus, when in all reality, they have sepsis 00:01:20.560 --> 00:01:23.514 or something more severe going on in their stomach. 00:01:24.171 --> 00:01:28.271 Those cases, again, can have catastrophic outcomes, including death. 00:01:28.871 --> 00:01:32.943 Making sure that the symptoms were properly recognized, 00:01:32.944 --> 00:01:37.071 that the proper people were consulted, and the proper medications or treatments 00:01:37.072 --> 00:01:39.514 were given in a specific time, 00:01:39.771 --> 00:01:43.339 that's something that we've had a significant experience in pursuing 00:01:43.529 --> 00:01:45.371 and working those cases up.

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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