How Will The Coronavirus Impact the Statute of Limitations For Medical Malpractice Victims in New York?

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Victims of medical malpractice do not always sue right away. Oftentimes, people instead choose to wait to see if their injuries heal before taking legal action against a medical professional. That being said, the wrongly injured have a certain amount of time to sue for their injuries, known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits in New York State is 2.5 years, giving individuals 2.5 years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the negligent physician.

That being said, let’s say you waited, are now approaching the 2.5-year mark, and are quarantined/infected with a virus, and it prevents you from filing your claim on time. Unfortunately, as of right now, it is unclear what the outcome of this will be, however, it is our hope that the state will extend the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims to better accommodate all those who have been wrongly harmed by a careless physician. Of course, we will bring this information to you as soon as we learn more. Though these are rather uncertain times, Mark L. Bodner, P.C. would like to remind everyone that as long as we remain calm, keep a positive attitude, and support one another, we will get through this together. For any additional questions regarding medical malpractice or personal injury claims, please do not hesitate to speak with our experienced New York City personal injury attorney today.


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.