How to File a New York Medical Malpractice Case

The damage has been done. You have been hurt, or a loved one has been killed, by the negligence of a hospital, a doctor, or another medical professional. You can't change what has happened in the past, but you can control what may happen in the future. Specifically, you can take the steps necessary to file a New York medical malpractice claim and fight for the recovery that you deserve.

If you have been hurt by a medical mistake then it is important to:
  • Seek medical care (or get an autopsy performed). If you have been injured by the negligence of another doctor, it is important to see another doctor and get the medical treatment you need. Your new doctor may also document the cause of your injury or condition, which could be important to your future case. Similarly, if you have lost a loved one, an autopsy or other medical opinion about the cause of death is likely important to your future case.
  • Talk to a New York medical malpractice attorney. Once the cause of your injury or your loved one's death has been determined, it is important to talk to your New York medical malpractice lawyer about your options. Your lawyer will explain the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected.
  • File your claim within the statute of limitations. New York law limits the amount of time that you have to file a medical malpractice case. If you miss the New York medical malpractice statute of limitations, you may forego your right to a legal and financial recovery.

For more information about filing a New York medical malpractice case, please contact an experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney today at 1-800-PAGAN-911. Your lawyer will make sure that your case is properly filed and will fight hard for your fair and just recovery.