What is the potential liability in a medical malpractice case in Alaska?

Plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases in Alaska are entitled to recover damages for their economic losses that occurred as a result of a medical professional’s malpractice. Damages for pain and suffering and other noneconomic losses are capped at $400,000 for most medical malpractice cases. However, the cap is raised to 1 million dollars for severe injuries. Punitive damages in medical malpractice cases are limited to $500,000 or three times the amount of compensatory damages, whichever is greater.

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