What You Need to Know about Medical Malpractice Claims in NYC

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Every health care decision has consequences if done incorrectly or with negligence. If you have been affected by medical negligence, a medical malpractice attorney can help you to pursue a claim that will prove you are the victim of substandard care by a healthcare provider. You may be entitled to financial compensation. Please reach out to our New York medical malpractice attorney today to receive a free consultation and to discuss your options.聽

What are the most common types of medical malpractice?聽

There are many instances of medical negligence; some of the most common include the following:聽

  • Wrongful death
  • Hospital negligence
  • Diagnosis errors
  • Serious injuries
  • Birth injuries聽

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

It might not be completely clear to you if you have been involved in a medical negligence incident that makes you eligible for compensation in a lawsuit. In some instances it is very apparent that you have a legal claim for justice under the New York malpractice laws. Some examples of these clear instances include routine procedure resulting in a fatal injury or a clear error taken in place.聽

In other situations, it might not be as clear to you. However, you may still be eligible for a case, even if you did not initially suspect the connection between your injury and medical care. An example of this would be an injury and or illness appearing sometime after a surgery or even childbirth.聽

An experienced medical malpractice attorney will help you understand if you have a case. With help of the appropriate medical experts, the two will conduct a thorough analysis of the case to determine if you have been the victim of medical error. No matter the instance, you have the right for this event to be investigated. If it is determined by New York law, you may be the recipient of compensation.聽

What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice in NYC?聽

Though the time period to take legal action for most other personal injury claims is three years in New York, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is only two and a half years. Do not wait to take legal action. Contact us today to understand your options.聽


Mark L. Bodner, P.C. is a medical malpractice law firm with over 35 years of experience fighting for the rights of patients and families who have suffered serious injury by medical professionals. Over the years, we have the same effective legal services for every client, working with victims and their families with compassion and empathy. If you or someone you love may have been injured by medical malpractice or negligence, please feel free to contact Mark L. Bodner, P.C. for a free initial consultation.