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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims In New York?

March 12, 2014 R

Each state limits the amount of time that can pass between a medical error and a resulting malpractice lawsuit. The goal of this is to give medical providers peace of mind that old patients will not suddenly decide to sue decades later. In New York State, the law is that victims and their families only have two and a half years from the date of the accident to file a claim in court.

However, certain situations may give patients more time. For instance, if a medical mistake involves a child, the child has additional time to bring a claim against the doctor or medical providers that were involved.

If you have questions about the timing of your case, consider consulting the skilled legal team at Pegalis Law Group by calling (516) 684-2900. Our Long Island office houses a group of lawyers who only practice personal injury law and can help with statute of limitation questions. Due to the complexity of malpractice claims, all potential plaintiffs should speak to an attorney as soon as possible.