How to Sue a Doctor For Medical Malpractice

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Nobody enjoys going to the doctor, however, if you are sick or have a serious medical condition, receiving medical care can make all the difference in the world. Unfortunately, some doctors fail to treat their patients with the utmost care, often resulting in serious injuries or harm. If you are someone who believes you have a medical malpractice case against a negligent physician, please read on and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?

To sue a doctor for medical practice, you will have to prove several things. First, you will have to prove that you were, in fact, the doctor’s patient. From here, you will have to demonstrate that the doctor diverted from the standard course of treatment for your condition, breached the duty of care, and that your condition worsened and you suffered significant financial damages as a result. As long as you can prove that you been under treatment of a different, reasonable doctor you would not have been harmed, you should have a valid medical malpractice claim. Our firm has years of experience gathering and presenting evidence, analyzing medical documents, and more to win our clients the compensation they deserve and need, which is why we know we have what it takes to do the same for you.

How long do I have to sue a doctor for medical malpractice in New York State?

If you have been wrongly harmed by a medical professional, you may decide to wait to see if your injuries heal on their own. However, our firm cannot advise you to do so, for if you do, there is a very good chance that you will pass the state’s statute of limitations. Generally, in New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years. That being said, to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will have to take legal action within 2.5 years from the date of the incident. If you fail to do so, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need. All you have to do is ask.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.