Alaska Medical Malpractice Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Alaska on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
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...

Q: i would like to know if my doctor can drug test me without letting me and and send it out without telling me the results

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Alaska on
Answered on Jan 18, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Sounds a little unprofessional but not something that you can bring a case about--unless you want to spend a few thousand dollars to pay a lawyer by the hour.

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