Category: Alaska Medical Malpractice

Alaska Doctor Sentenced To 34 Months For Illegal Prescriptions Resulting In 5 Deaths

The United States Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Alaska announced on January 18, 2022 that Wasilla, Alaska 64-year-old medical doctor David Chisholm has been sentenced by a federal judge to 34 months in prison followed…
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Alaska Supreme Court Affirms Medical Malpractice Plaintiff’s Expert Was Unqualified

The Alaska Supreme Court, in its opinion filed on April 23, 2021, stated: “A husband and wife sued medical care providers after the wife suffered a seizure, allegedly due to a doctor’s decision to abruptly discontinue her medication. The superior…
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Alaska Supreme Court Affirms Judge’s $13.8M Verdict Against Home Health Care Company

The Supreme Court of the State of Alaska (“Alaska Supreme Court”), in its opinion issued on July 12, 2019, affirmed a judge’s verdict for the plaintiff in the amount of $4,315,007 in damages for his breach of contract claim, which…
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Alaska Supreme Court Discusses Medical Peer Review Privilege Statute In Disallowing Discovery In Two Medical Malpractice Cases

The Supreme Court of the State of Alaska (“Alaska Supreme Court”) stated in its its opinion filed on September 14, 2018: “Alaska’s medical peer review privilege statute, AS 18.23.030, protects discovery of data, information, proceedings, and records of medical peer…
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Alaska Supreme Court Affirms Plastic Surgeon’s Loss Of His Own Medical Malpractice Case

On November 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska (“Alaska Supreme Court”) affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment to the medical malpractice defendants in a medical malpractice case filed by an Alaska plastic surgeon that…
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$1.72M Alaska Medical Malpractice Verdict Against Neurosurgeon

On May 5, 2014, an Alaska medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in the amount of $1.72 million against a neurosurgeon whom the jury found to have acted negligently and recklessly while performing surgery on a patient in 2009. The…
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Today’s 300th Consecutive Daily Blog Posting For MedicalMalpracticeLawyers.com

Today, MedicalMalpracticeLawyers.com is proud to celebrate its 300th consecutive daily blog posting. Over the course of 299 postings, we have explored numerous medical malpractice topics, including states’ medical malpractice laws, states’ statistics regarding medical malpractice claims, results of medical malpractice jury verdicts in various states, and relevant and…
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Federal Judge Awards Alaska Medical Malpractice Judgment For 14-Month-Old’s Injuries

Medical malpractice can occur anywhere and at any time, even in remote areas like Alaska. In March, 2011, a federal judge with the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska entered a judgment against a health care clinic and a medical…
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