Going into the hospital is never a pleasant experience, especially if you’re having surgery. You’re putting your life into the hands of strangers, hoping they can heal what is making you sick. But what happens if you wind up with an even more serious or different ailment or injury instead? Or worse, you lose a loved one because of a mistake a health professional made?
If you find yourself facing similar circumstances — or if a family member does — it is critical that you contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney and learn about your rights. At Crowson Law Group, we understand that a medical wrongdoing causes deep personal pain are here to listen and want to help.
Hiring an Alaska Medical Malpractice Attorney
Crowson Law Group stands for what is right and brings a different kind of healing for those whom medicine has failed. While we know that no one can ever make things the way they were, our team of dedicated medical malpractice attorneys and staff help you regain a sense of relief and feeling of security. By providing access to justice and ensuring that the parties responsible for your injuries or loss, we help you and your family find your way forward by:
- working with the very best medical experts, who can provide valuable opinions about the care you receive and may also dispute claims made by your treating doctors
- covering the legal costs of your case until it is resolved
- helping to ensure that you receive quality treatment in the future from well-respected health care providers
Our personal injury attorneys have handled all types of malpractice claims. With offices in Anchorage and Wasilla, we proudly serve all of Alaska. We invite you to call or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential consultation to get your questions answered.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a serious charge that can have lifelong consequences. It's when doctors, nurses, or other health care professionals fail to provide appropriate medical treatment for their patients.
If you believe that your diagnosis, treatment, surgery, or management involved negligence on behalf of these professionals, it may be worth contacting an attorney at Crowson Law Group for assistance with filing suit against them!
Common Medical Malpractice Mistakes
Many residents of Alaska place their trust in the medical community every day. We rely on doctors, nurses, and other health care providers to be properly trained and to have ethical standards when they provide medical care to us. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Nearly 100,000 people in the U.S. are killed each year by medical malpractice.
Some examples of common medical mistakes are:
- hospital infections from unclean medical instruments
- improper administration of medications
- mistakes in managing a pregnancy or delivery
- failure to treat a medical condition properly
- misdiagnosis of a medical condition such as cancer
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Doctors and hospitals will rarely if ever admit that they are guilty of negligence. That's why it is critical to work with Crowson Law Group having experienced legal counsel who can review your records, get input from an expert medical team about what happened in the hospital or clinic where the negligence took place as well as how best to tackle any potential defenses against claims. You can rest assured knowing that our attorneys care deeply about doing what's right for each individual client while also ensuring they get results!
What Qualifies for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Medical malpractice lawsuits are filed when it is alleged that negligence by doctors, hospitals, or nurses caused injury to a patient. The lawsuit must consist of certain documents served on all defendant professionals. The Complaint details the history of treatment, medical basis, and explanation of damages claimed in a suit filed with the court
How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice cases can be hard to prove because there's no single way that every instance of negligence was committed. To win your case, you'll have the burden of proving all below- mentioned points :
- The existence of doctor-patient relationships (or hospitalization).
- Proof concerning what treatment or care was expected—and delivered below acceptable standard(s). This includes not just failures to diagnose illnesses but also treatments thatwere inappropriate in the given circumstances.
- That the alleged negligence caused harm, injury, or death to the patient.
- The patient suffered quantifiable harm as a result of medical malpractice, which would include pain and suffering.
Can You Sue a Doctor for Medical Negligence?
If a doctor has wrongfully caused you or your loved one pain and suffering, it's time to consider bringing legal action against them. This can be done in Alaska with the help of our experienced lawyer who knows all about these types of suits!
How Long Does it Take for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
The medical malpractice lawsuit process can take up to two years from the time of filing until either trial or settlement. The waiting periods are often longer because it takes many months for you to get all your records reviewed and sent off with an expert witness who will attest that there was negligence on behalf of the doctoring party involved in this case.
How Much Can You Get for an Alaska Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
The amount of money awarded in an injury case depends on many factors. One important factor is the Plaintiff’s damages limit - or cap- which does not include medical expenses, lost income (such as wages), loss of earning capacity and other economic losses that may be added by our lawyers onto this base figure to determine how much your case is likely worth.
Free, Confidential Consultation with an Alaska Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured — or if you have lost a loved one — please contact Crowson Law Group online or by email, or at 855-677-9393 (toll free), 907-677-9393 (Anchorage) or 907-519-0193 (Wasilla) to speak with our Wasilla or Anchorage personal injury lawyers. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are here to help.