Common Misconceptions of Medical Malpractice in Utah
Utah Medical Malpractice Attorney
There seems to be many common misconceptions regarding medical malpractice suits in our local society. Many clients come to our office with concerns about bringing legal action against their health care providers. Most of these concerns are based on inaccurate information and beliefs about the legal system in our society that simply is not true. This article was written to dispel the common misconceptions of medical malpractice in Utah and provide information regarding your rights if you have been injured as a result of a negligent medical provider.
Medical Malpractice and Frivolous Law Suits
Unfortunately, many people believe that the majority of medical malpractice law suits filed are frivolous and completely without merit. In reality this could not be farther from the truth. The reality is that most attorneys (at least no attorney in their right mind) would ever represent a client in a frivolous law suits. Medical Malpractice cases are difficult, complex, and costly law suits. Attorneys who represent clients in these types of injury claims generally do so on a contingency fee basis. This means that if the case is not successful, the attorney and client would both receive nothing in compensation. A law firm that represents clients in medical malpractice suits often incurs a substantial amount of expenses in the form of court costs, expert fees, record fees, and more. Attorneys can only hope to be successful in cases that actually have merit. Therefore, it makes no sense for any lawyer or client to bring frivolous law suits. Indeed, lawyers generally only take a small fraction of medical malpractice cases that come through the door.
Medical Malpractice and Increased Health Care Costs
Another common misconception is that an increase in medical malpractice suits has led to an increase in health care costs. The truth is that medical malpractice suits have stayed relatively steady for the last several years. There has not been great increase in the amount of medical malpractice suits in Utah. While business suits and other areas have dramatically increased over the past 10-20 years, medical malpractice suits in Utah have remained relatively steady.
Injured by a Negligent Health Care Provider? We can help.
Physicians and nurses do a lot of good and save lives. However, in some cases health care providers make mistakes that result in a serious injury or even death. Do not believe all the misinformation regarding medical malpractice suits. Speak with an experienced Utah Medical Malpractice Attorney at Salcido Law Firm today. We can review your case and provide accurate information on your rights and options. For a free consultation, call us anytime at 801.413.1753.