What to Do (and Not to Do) if You’ve Been Injured by Medical Malpractice in Kenai, Alaska

Posted by Eric Derleth | Sep 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

What to Do (and Not to Do) if You've Been Injured by Medical Malpractice Eric Derleth - Criminal Attorney & Personal Injury Lawyer in Soldotna, Alaska

As a medical malpractice lawyer in Alaska, I have some quick tips for what you should, and should not do if you have been injured by your medical provider:

Things You Should Do If You've Been Injured by Medical Malpractice

  • Work hard to recover from your injuries – nothing is more important than your health;
  • Meet personally with a skilled trial lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice cases in his or her practice as soon as possible;
  • Do what your other doctors advise you to do, but feel free to ask questions of your providers about your condition, your prognosis (future health), and reasonable alternatives;
  • Keep track of all of your out-of-pocket expenses because of any injuries, including any lost wages;
  • Return to work as soon as you are able and cleared by your doctor; and,
  • Hire an appropriate independent medical expert to evaluate your case well before you file any lawsuit.
  • Things NOT TO DO if you have been injured by medical malpractice:

    Do not talk give any interviews to the doctor's insurance company or any insurance adjustors until you have consulted personally with a lawyer;

Things You Should Not Do If You've Been Injured by Medical Malpractice

  • Do not become obsessed with your injuries and your situation – too often that becomes all the injured person thinks about and this is unhealthy;
  • Do not skip doctor's appointments or physical therapy because this can be used to show that you do not care about your health, but just want to be paid; and,
  • Do not settle your medical malpractice case without meeting personally with a trial lawyer with experience in such cases.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation with Medical Malpractice Lawyer of Kenai, Alaska

If you've been a victim of medical negligence in Alaska, please contact me for a free case evaluation. I will explain to you whether you have a claim for malpractice and how my firm can help you get fair compensation for your injuries.

About the Author

Eric Derleth

Born and raised in on the Kenai Peninsula, Eric Derleth has been helping the people of Alaska by defending their rights in criminal cases and helping injury and medical negligence victims recover the compensation they deserve.


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With Alaska in his blood, for 25 years, the "Trial Guy," Eric Derleth has helped the people in Anchorage, Kenai, and Palmer / Wasilla areas as a personal injury and criminal lawyer. Born and raised in Soldotna, Eric truly understands Alaska’s laws, the people, and the true nature of Alaska. The Trial Guy was raised in a log cabin in Alaska with a belief in America, and a belief in strong individual liberty guaranteed by our Constitution and was raised to fight for the rights of all of Alaska. Eric has expanded his criminal defense and auto accident injury lawyers practice near you, with offices in Anchorage and Soldotna. LEARN MORE ABOUT ERIC