Alaska Medical Malpractice Laws

Noneconomic damages are limited to $250,000, unless death or over seventy percent disability, in which case the cap is $400,000. The statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases is two years from the discovery of the injury. Several liability but no joint liability. Periodic payments for future damages are allowed. If the parties do not agree to voluntary arbitration, the court may appointment a three-person expert advisory panel. No requirement for an affidavit or certificate of merit in medical malpractice cases. Experts must be licensed, trained and experienced in the same or directly related field as the defendant, and be appropriately board-certified.

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