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Catastrophic injuries present long-term or lifelong implications for patients. The American Medical Association defines a catastrophic injury as a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, and may also include skull or spinal fractures. In extreme cases, the death of a loved one may occur.

Charles Thronson and the Personal Injury practice group at Parsons Behle & Latimer are experienced in handling cases of gross medical negligence. If you think you have a case, contact us today. Our team will review your case, assess the damages, and you will pay no attorneys’ fees unless you recover money damages for your claim.

Meet Charlie

Charles Thronson is the senior active shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer and head of the Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice Division. He has over 40 years of experience and practices throughout the United States in the areas of medical malpractice (especially birth injury cases), personal injury, and products liability cases. `

Major verdicts include the largest personal injury/medical malpractice verdict in the state of Utah’s history (2015 – $11,268,178) in a medical malpractice brain injury case.

He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney School of Law at the University of Utah. He is listed in the Top 100 Lawyers in Utah, Mountain States Super Lawyers, and has been recognized since 1995 in The Best Lawyers in America (2012, 2016 Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year – Medical Malpractice (Salt Lake City); 2019 Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs (Salt Lake City). He was named 2020 Best Lawyers in America “Best of the Best” and 2021 National Alliance of Attorneys – Attorney of the Year – Personal Injury. 



Harvard University – Postgraduate (Fundamentals of Neuroscience, 2021)

Creighton University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1977; ranked 3rd in class of 172)

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury & Hospital Negligence

Personal Injury