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

  • 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 attorney 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.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer in 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.

By |2018-12-27T10:51:46+00:00September 7th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|
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