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.