New York City Medical Malpractice
There is a limited time frame in which you may file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In New York, the statute of limitations is 2½ years from the date of malpractice in private hospitals and clinics, but just a year and 90 days in state- and municipal-owned hospitals such as Bellevue, Queens, Lincoln, Kings County and Metropolitan Hospital Centers. Additionally, claims against municipal-owned New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. (NYCHHC) facilities and employees require a notice of claim to be filed just 90 days from the date of malpractice. Otherwise, a lawsuit cannot be filed.
In some cases, several months can fly by before you even know that you have suffered an injury that might have occurred because of medical negligence or malpractice. It is critical to your recovery that you consult an experienced and proven medical malpractice attorney in New York City as quickly as possible. Compiling the evidence that will support a strong medical malpractice claim also takes time, which will come before a lawsuit can be filed.
The Eskesen Law Firm, we care deeply about each of our clients’ full recoveries, and we build comprehensive injury claim cases to obtain full compensation. Our attorneys have secured many six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients and surviving family members, and we know how to take on the tough tactics of defense lawyers with endless resources.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by the negligence or malpractice of a doctor or other medical professional, call our firm today at 212-433-4500 to schedule a free initial consultation with a medical malpractice attorney you can count on.
EXPECTATIONS OF A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE RECOVERY
Hospitals take pride in their “state-of-the-art care” and “leading-edge technology,” but errors happen all the time. In most cases, injuries do not result from these errors or patients are not familiar enough with what should be expected of their medical team to be able to recognize that an error has occurred. Not all hospital errors and neglectful actions qualify as malpractice, but if you suspect that an injury or illness could have been prevented by your care provider, you should speak with a lawyer who knows what to look for in a medical malpractice claim.
You deserve justice, and we will carefully examine your claim to determine the best strategy to obtain maximum compensation for your injury and losses. Our team works with medical experts to handle cases ranging from medication errors to wrongful death, including:
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Hospital negligence
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Failure to diagnose heart attack or stroke
- Failure to inform of medical risks
- Improper screening
- Misreading of test results and X-rays
- Misreading of mammograms
- Failure to refer to a specialist
Financial recovery from a successful lawsuit can help you cope with injury, loss and mounting expenses. It will not bring back a loved one if a fatal error has occurred, but it can cover medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, psychological trauma, rehabilitation, long-term care and more. We hope that the legal guidance we offer provides you with comfort and peace of mind in the process.