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Medical Malpractice

If a medical professional neglects to provide appropriate treatment, omits to take an appropriate action, or gives inadequate treatment that causes harm, injury, or death it is known as medical malpractice. This negligence might have resulted from errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management. 

For actions to be considered medical malpractice under the law, it is necessary that another medical professional is willing to state—in writing—that the medical provider committed malpractice and that the malpractice caused damage/injury to the patient. The definition of malpractice in New York State is a deviation from good and accepted standard of medical care in the community. 

What is the Statue of Limitations for Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in New York? 

The statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim in New York is two years and six months, as per Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) CHAPTER 8, ARTICLE 2. The state also requires that a certificate of merit must accompany the complaint which states that an expert physician be consulted by the attorney of the plaintiff to review the complaint before commencement of the medical malpractice case (New York Civil Practice Law and Rules section 3012-A). 

We Can Help Your Pursue a Claim for Medical Malpractice 

A medical professional who does not perform his/her lawful duty of care to a patient may be held liable for negligent actions. If you believe you were the victim of medical malpractice which resulted from misdiagnosis, wrong prescriptions, surgical errors, delayed medical treatment, or wrongful death, contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. immediately. 

The attorneys at Marvin A. Cooper P.C. have represented victims who were injured due to improper medical procedures and other forms of medical negligence. We will evaluate your claim, determine if you have a case and inform you of your legal options. Call (914) 357-8911 for free consultation.