Alaska Personal Injury Lawyers and Medical Malpractice
There is little doubt with the comparative negligence statutes in Alaska that medical malpractice suits are extremely complicated. Not only are these statutes confusing but, if you do not hire qualified Alaska personal injury lawyers for assistance, insurance companies may try to settle for far less than your case is actually worth. In addition, the negligence statutes complicate some of the common reasons for medical malpractice suits including:
* Inaccurate diagnosis - when you suffer long-term damages because of a medical professional's failure to diagnose your illness, the comparative damages still apply. For example, if you failed to disclose any symptoms of your illness you may be partially responsible
* Medication errors - when a doctor prescribes a medication that causes irreparable harm, you may have a legal case. However, if you failed to take the medication as prescribed or failed to inform your physician of anything that may interfere with the medication, you may not be able to recover full damages
* Birth injuries - few things are more devastating to a family than having a child born with a preventable birth defect. These cases can be extremely complicated and a number of factors must be reviewed to determine what went wrong. When a doctor, nurse or other medical professional acted negligently and was responsible for a birth injury, you have the right to seek damages including cost of caring for your infant. However, you must have also taken all medical advice before you can determine the medical professional was entirely at fault
As you can see because of comparative negligence statutes, it is possible that you may be partially liable when a problem arises due to medical malpractice. This is why is is critically important that you hire a personal injury attorney to review your case. There is little doubt that medical mistakes occur frequently. However, these statutes make it even more important for someone with experience to handle your case. If you believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice, contact Power and Brown for a consultation. We deal with many complicated cases and we are here to help you get the maximum reimbursement for any medical mistakes from the responsible medical professionals.