Seward, AK asked in Medical Malpractice for Alaska

Q: I got sick because I was surrounded by germs in my doctor's waiting room. Any chance I can sue for medical malpractice?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I don’t practice in Alaska but your question remains open for two weeks. In general in a med mal case, a medical practitioner would have needed to breach a duty of care, injuries/damages would have resulted, and there would be a causal relationship between the breach and the injuries. An attorney could ask how you know you didn’t become sick elsewhere, and what medical records do you have to substantiate becoming sick. Additionally, doctor’s waiting rooms can be high-traffic areas known to be filled with germs. You could consult with an attorney in Alaska.

Tim Akpinar

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