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Timeline of New York Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Pursuing a medical malpractice claim in New York requires persistence – and patience. A case must go through several stages before a medical neglect lawsuit is resolved. Each stage can be complex. As a result, it may take longer to complete a stage than it would in a different type of personal injury or wrongful death case.

The following are the stages and the timeline of a medical malpractice case:

1. You meet with an attorney.
2. Your attorney conducts a preliminary investigation.
3. Your attorney files a complaint, summons and certificate of merit.
4. All parties conduct discovery.
5. The parties engage in settlement negotiations.
6. The case goes to trial.
7. Funds from the settlement or judgment are collected and distributed.

Contact a Trusted Albany Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you or a loved has been harmed by medical negligence, it should help you to understand this timeline in a typical case. You deserve to know what lies ahead. It may help you to decide whether pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit is the right choice for you and your family.

At Powers & Santola, LLP, our medical malpractice attorneys believe that the possible length of a case should only be one of several factors you consider. For many victims, a desire to seek justice and compensation – and prevent patients in the future from suffering similar harm – may ultimately outweigh the time it takes to resolve a case.

To get started in your case, simply contact us by phone or online today. We can provide a timely, free and confidential consultation.

Our firm – which features three attorneys who have been listed by Best Lawyers in America in the area of medical malpractice – serves clients in Albany, Syracuse and throughout New York.