Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Anchorageby Kristen White Blogger
Personal Injury Claims
In its most basic sense, “personal injury” law (otherwise known as “tort law”) is designed to allow an injured person to go to court and obtain a legal remedy (typically money) for any losses he or she sustained as a result of someone else’s carelessness or intentional conduct.
Personal injury claims include (i) accidents (car, motorcycle, slip-and-fall, etc.), (ii) intentional acts (assault), (iii) defective products (where carelessness need not usually be proven) and (iv) defamation (injury to reputation based on a false claim, including libel and slander).
If you suffered injuries as a result of any of the above, attorneys in Anchorage Law Firms are able to let you know what rights you may have and how to bring a claim to enforce these rights.
Once you decide on a quality Personal Injury Lawyer Medical Malpractice for your medical malpractice case, you will be apprised of certain important rules that must be considered when bringing such a claim.
First, as with most other personal injury matters in Alaska, you are limited to 2 years from the date of the incident to bring your claim. If you miss this deadline, the case is subject to dismissal and you may never recover any money whatsoever, no matter how egregious the acts of the doctor and no matter how serious your injuries were.
To prove a claim for medical malpractice, you have to demonstrate the following:
the medical provider failed to use the appropriate “standard of care” that a similar provider would have exercised in the same situation and as a result thereof, you suffered damages that would not otherwise have been incurred
There are also important caps on damage awards for medical malpractice claims. Indeed, in Alaska, there is a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages (pain and suffering, loss of services, etc.) in a medical malpractice case. In cases involving “severe permanent physical impairment,” the cap bumps up to $400,000.
For economic damages in medical malpractice claims, there is no cap. As such, you can be fully recompensed for medical expenses, doctor and hospital bills, time off of work, and other quantifiable damages.
Let’s face it—there is a lot to know about prosecuting a medical malpractice claim in Alaska. This is why it is so important to retain law firms with experience in this area. Your failure to hire a competent personal injury lawyer medical malpractice could lead to the failure to comply with all the rules and requirements, rendering your recovery very small, if not non-existent.
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