Every healthcare provider and facility is held to professional standards that protect and empower their patients. Nevertheless, in the United States, medical wrongdoing costs over $3.6 billion a year. Innocent people are injured several times every day because of the negligence of a healthcare professional. These injuries are sometimes catastrophic; they often cause permanent disability and sometimes death, and a medical malpractice attorney‘s help is imperative. Medical malpractice frequently involves more than a single physician. Healthcare institutions, nurses, technicians and others can commit malpractice. Claims may also be pursued against dentists, chiropractors, and other professionals who provide healthcare apart from a hospital setting.

In New York, a lawsuit for medical wrongdoing must be filed within thirty months of the alleged malpractice or within thirty months of the last treatment for the same illness, injury, or condition that gave opportunity to the alleged malpractice. In some states, the “discovery” rule is an exception to the statute of limitations, but in New York, it only applies if a foreign object was left in a patient’s body. When a wrongdoing suit is based on the discovery of a foreign object, the claim must be filed within a year of the discovery of the object or within a year of learning facts that would reasonably lead to the discovery of the object, whichever is first.

If you do not file a medical wrongdoing lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, you lose your right to be compensated for your additional medical care, lost income, and related expenses. If you’re a victim of wrongdoing anywhere in or near New York City, make the call immediately and let an experienced Bronx personal injury attorney evaluate your case as quickly as possible.