What is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in NY?

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If you believe you were harmed as a result of a medical professional’s negligence or an act of malpractice, you’re most likely considering filing a medical malpractice claim. That said, here in New York, you have a limited time to do so, which is why you must act swiftly. Please continue reading and reach out to our New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York and how our legal team can help if you’ve been harmed at the hands of a negligent physician.

Is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims different than in standard injury claims in NY?

The statute of limitations is the timeframe wherein a person must bring a personal injury claim. The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in New York is three years, however, this is not the case when it comes to medical malpractice claims. In New York, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is, typically, 2.5 years. This means you’ll have 2.5 years from the date the incident of malpractice occurred to bring a claim against the physician in question.

What should I do if I am a victim of medical malpractice?

If you suspect or know you are a victim of medical malpractice, you should make it a point to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Our firm can listen to your story, gather evidence to help prove that you’re a medical malpractice victim, and overall fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.

What does it take to win a medical malpractice claim?

To win a medical malpractice claim, you must prove that the medical professional fell beneath the standard of care that a reasonable physician would have provided in a similar situation, and that the deviation from the medical standard of care directly caused your injuries. As long as we can prove as much, you should have a valid medical malpractice claim. Our legal team has fought on behalf of countless individuals in your situation in the past, and we are prepared to fight for you as well. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.