Medical Malpractice In Utah
Medical malpractice in Utah can be committed by several types of health care professionals, including doctors, surgeons, nurses, technicians and other hospital or medical workers. In a case where a hospital employee commits malpractice, the hospital itself may be held liable under the legal doctrine of “respondent superior.” Under this theory, an employer may be held liable for the negligent acts of its employee if the employee was acting within the scope of his or her employment when the negligent act or omission occurred. This doctrine is important to plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases because it helps ensure there will be a financially-responsible party to compensate an injured plaintiff.
At Howard, Lewis & Petersen, P.C., it has been our privilege to serve the citizens of Provo and throughout the state of Utah with distinction for over forty years. Our distinguished advocacy in medical malpractice cases and all areas of complex litigation have earned us the reputation as one of the preeminent law firms in the State of Utah. We have the knowledge, experience, resources and proven record of results to successfully pursue even the most difficult medical malpractice case. Our attorneys and professional staff consistently serve the needs of our clients at the highest levels of skill, dedication and ethical standards demanded by the legal profession.