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January 2020

What is New York’s Limited “Discovery” Rule?

January 31, 2020 in
The state of New York has implemented a limited “discovery” rule  that can toll the statute of limitations when it comes to certain medical malpractice claims. “Tolling,” means delaying or freezing the typical two-and-a-half years given to victims to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit....
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What is the Medical Malpractice Statute Of Limitations for Minor Children?

January 30, 2020 in
New York state law specifically extends the time to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit for a minor child. Medical malpractice claims in New York must typically be filed within two and a half years of the day the injury occurred. However, there is an...
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Can I Seek Compensation for Emotional Distress Caused by a Doctor?

January 29, 2020 in
Emotional distress caused by a doctor’s intentional or negligent act, can at times be worse than a physical injury. In some cases, victims may be entitled to compensation. However, because emotional distress on its own is not easily quantified and cannot be seen, it...
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What are the New York Car Accident Reporting Requirements?

January 28, 2020 in
After a car accident in New York, there are several reporting requirements to follow in order to protect your right to compensation. Not all collisions must be reported at the time they occur, but even so, filing an accident report is to your benefit....
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What is considered a “reasonable person” when it comes to negligence?

January 28, 2020 in
Before a party can be held accountable for an injury caused by negligence, it must be determined whether the defendant acted as a “reasonable person” would have in a similar situation. Negligence is present if there is a failure to behave with the degree...
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