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Albany Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

When it comes to civil lawsuits, there are time limits for filing a medical malpractice suit.  If you fail to file your medical neglect lawsuit during that time, you cannot take your case to court.

The time limits are different for different types of claims. They also differ from state to state. If you are considering a medical malpractice lawsuit and the medical negligence occurred in New York, even if you no longer live in New York, you should contact a New York medical malpractice attorney who knows the law of this state.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Powers & Santola, LLP., handle medical negligence cases against individual health care providers, as well as hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes in New York State. Our results speak for themselves: we have achieved millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for people who suffered serious injury and families who lost a loved one.

If you suspect that medical malpractice hurt you or a family member, please contact us or call 315-308-1020 to schedule a free consultation in our Albany or Syracuse office.

General Time Limits For Filing a Medical Malpractice Suit in New York

In New York State, the general rule is that a medical malpractice lawsuit must be brought within two and a half years of the act or omission constituting malpractice. (Read the text of the specific New York medical malpractice law.) There are some exceptions to the general rule:

Exception # 1: Malpractice Causing Injuries to Children

Exception # 2 - Continuous Treatment

Exception # 3 - Foreign Objects Left In Patient

Exception # 4 - Insanity

Exception # 5 - Wrongful Death

Exception # 6 - Shortened Time Periods for New York State Agencies

Exception # 7 - Claims Against U. S. Government

Exception # 8 - Miscellaneous Exceptions

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Talk to an experienced upstate New York nursing home malpractice lawyer. Contact Powers & Santola, LLP., online or call us to schedule a free consultation in our Albany (518-465-5995) or Syracuse office (315-308-1020) in upstate New York.