Although the healthcare community often characterizes medical malpractice lawsuits as “frivolous,” medical malpractice lawsuits are often the only means by which medical malpractice victims can be compensated for their injuries. Medical malpractice lawsuits help patients collect the money they are owed, hold negligent medical professionals accountable, and encourage monitoring of the healthcare system.

By filing medical malpractice lawsuits, lawyers often help medical malpractice victims recover very large financial settlements, which can offset a lifetime of medical bills. However, medical malpractice lawsuits are traumatic, heartbreaking, and extremely complex. As a result, medical malpractice lawsuits should be filed with the help of highly experienced medical malpractice lawyers.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in New York

Every year, thousands of people in New York are injured as a result of medical malpractice. If you or a loved were injured as a result of medical malpractice in New York, you should contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. In New York, lawyers typically only have 2 ½ years from the date of the malpractice incident within which to file a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf.

Further, if the medical malpractice incident occurred at a municipal hospital or clinic, the time for lawyers to help you file a medical malpractice claim is usually restricted to just 90 days from the date of the medical malpractice. In some cases, however, a knowledgeable lawyer can help you apply to file your lawsuit late.

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Because every medical malpractice lawsuit is different, a lawyer should be consulted to help you weigh your legal option available. Our lawyers and experienced New York medical malpractice co-counsel would be happy to answer your legal questions and inform you or your legal rights and options.

Additionally, lawyers can help you seek compensation for your injuries by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf. With a medical malpractice lawsuit, our lawyers may be able to help you collect compensation for expenses such as:

  • medical bills
  • future medical care costs
  • pain and suffering
  • loss of income
  • and more

Contact our lawyers today to find out if you qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Published November 17, 2011 by