Category Archives: Utah Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog
MedMal is a Form of Personal Injury Medical malpractice is a form of personal injury that is unique in the sense that the injury occurs as a result of the negligence of a professional, that is, a person who is expected to help, not hurt. Medical professionals are an integral part of our society. They [...]
Doctor Convicted of Illegally Dispensing Painkillers After deliberating for 18 hours the jury in the case against Dr. Dewey MacKay found him guilty of 40 counts of illegally prescribing pills and not guilty on another 46 counts. Two of the counts they found him guilty on however were in relation to the death of a [...]
Suit Dismissed Because Plaintiff’s Were Not Patients In early 2008 David Ragsdale shot and killed his estranged wife in a church parking lot in Lehi. Ragsdale later pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and is serving 20 to life in Utah State Prison. The legal issues following this accident did not end there however. In April [...]
Patient Privacy in Utah Personal Injury Cases Each state carries some laws protecting a patient’s privacy in medical practices. However, due to the gaps in the patient privacy in some state laws, in 1996 Congress established HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) which enacted a nation-wide call for protection concerning patient privacy. All medical [...]
Unintentional Retained Foreign Bodies Following Surgery Retention of foreign objects following surgery is a more common occurrence than one may suspect. Recent reports indicate unintentional retained objects may occur in as many as 1 in 100 surgeries. This means that doctors are failing to remove surgical instruments in thousands of patients throughout the nation. Utah has [...]
The Utah medical malpractice attorneys at Salcido Law Firm in Salt Lake City and Provo can help you recover for a misdiagnosis of heart attack.
The Utah medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys at Salcido Law Firm will help you pursue your justified claim inspite of the healthcare industry’s rhetoric.