What is the first step in suing for medical malpractice? Definitely contacting an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who is going to review all the particulars about the case in detail, secure applicable medical documents and records, conduct interviews with the patient or family members and determine if the case should be pursued.
Medical malpractice cases can be incredibly complex and detailed. The statutes of limitation (law that restricts the time within which legal proceedings may be brought or, in simpler terms, the deadline by which a lawsuit should be made) vary from state to state, as do the procedural conditions that have to be met in order for the medical malpractice lawsuit to be made. According to the New York City Bar, the statute of limitation for medical malpractice cases in the state of New York is “two and a half years from date of malpractice or from end of continuous treatment rendered by the party or entity you intend to sue for a particular condition, illness or injury”. It is always advisable to seek legal advice from a lawyer licensed in the state where the malpractice case happened.
Don’t be one of those patients who will not pursue a valid medical malpractice case because you fear that you suing would result in an increase in the cost of your medical care or because you think that the financial costs associated with litigation are high, or you think that if other medical professionals learn about your lawsuit, they will refuse to treat you. A seasoned medical malpractice lawyer can handle any challenge, no matter how complicated or complex it may be to get you the justice and the payout you deserve.
We, at Gurfein Douglas, pride ourselves in being just that. Apart from law degrees, our firm’s principals Richard Gurfein and Preston Douglas also have degrees in engineering and biochemistry which gives them an edge over other medical malpractice attorneys in New York. Preston Douglas is an expert in medical malpractice and serious injury cases and, in the last 27 years, he has cross examined over 2,000 doctors in the course of trials and depositions.
At Gurfein Douglas you can rely on the scientific training of our two partners to uncover the often hidden technical details of your medical malpractice lawsuit that the untrained eye might miss. Our attorneys are not afraid of a challenge. On the contrary, they relish on it. No matter how complicated the case or how formidable the defendant may be, Gurfein Douglas will do everything in their power to get you or your loved one the justice and the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced team of medical malpractice attorneys will carefully review all medical records to find out whether the patient’s death or a serious injury was a result of a human error, defective medical or lab equipment, inaccurate test results or other errors in the medical system.