Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Anchorage
Helping Victims Recover Compensation
A special relationship exists between physicians and their patients. Physicians owe their patients a duty to provide a certain standard of care, using at least the level of skill, care, and diligence that is generally exercised by fellow practitioners in the medical profession. It is considered medical malpractice when a medical professional breaches that duty through negligence or carelessness and causes injury or death to a patient. Medical malpractice victims may recover compensation for their injuries, including for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost income.
Call (907) 276-1200 to schedule a consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in Anchorage.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in Alaska?
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, it is critical that you act quickly. In Alaska, there is a two-year statute of limitations for filing medical malpractice claims. That means that from the time you discover your injury or illness caused by medical malpractice, you have two years to file your claim. Furthermore, investigating your malpractice claim as soon as possible makes preserving crucial evidence and valuable testimony much easier.
Call Phillip Weidner & Associates to learn how our medical malpractice lawyers in Anchorage can provide the guidance you deserve at this time.
What Are the Most Common Medical Malpractice Claims?
Medical malpractice is extremely common. In fact, according to a study conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and IHI/NPSF Lucian Institute, one in five Americans report that they have personally experienced a medical error in a healthcare setting.
Below are some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims:
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat
- Childbirth injuries
- Prescription drug errors
- Unnecessary or incorrect treatment
Even the slightest deviation from accepted medical practices and procedures can result in medical malpractice. If you are a victim of medical malpractice, turn to Phillip Weidner & Associates today.
Put Your Trust in Our Experienced Attorneys
The knowledgeable attorneys of Phillip Weidner & Associates have successfully represented medical malpractice clients for 45 years, routinely obtaining generous awards on cases involving birth injuries, orthopedic surgeries, anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospital nursing care, nursing home care, cosmetic surgeries, prescription drug mistakes, psychiatric care, and eye surgeries.
To prevail on a malpractice claim, expert medical testimony is generally required to establish that the care or diagnosis was negligent, and that this negligence caused the patient’s injuries. The personal injury attorneys at Phillip Weidner & Associates regularly consult with a number of licensed medical professionals and retain prominent medical experts who have a gift for clearly explaining medical mistakes to jurors.
Call (907) 276-1200 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in Anchorage.
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