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Richmond University Medical Center Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Staten Island residents have been going to Richmond University Medical Center for decades, even before 2006 when it was called St. Vincent’s Medical Center. With nearly 450 beds, Richmond University Medical Center helps those seeking alcohol detoxification, pediatric and neonatal care, psychiatric treatment, and primary care. The hospital also has many beds for those requiring intensive care or who underwent surgery.

If you believe you were injured at this hospital, you might have the right to file a lawsuit against the hospital, its doctors, or both. The Richmond University Medical Center medical malpractice lawyer at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. is eager to hear your story. Below, we look at important laws regarding malpractice claims. These are complex legal claims, but we have the right experience. As always, we recommend you call us if you have any questions about your legal rights.

New York Medical Malpractice Laws

In New York, medical malpractice is a type of negligence. A hospital or medical provider failed to use the care someone in their position should use. New York law provides a right to seek financial compensation to anyone injured as a result.

Some of the most critical laws impacting your rights include:

  • Statute of limitations. This is the amount of time you get to file a lawsuit in court. Typically, you get two and half years, with the clock beginning when you received substandard treatment. In some situations, the clock won’t begin until you find a foreign object left in your body (like a sponge after surgery) or if you were the victim of a failure to diagnose cancer. When a child is injured, the clock wont’ start until they reach 18.
  • Certificates of Merit. The state is worried people will file frivolous malpractice cases. So your attorney must file a certificate of merit after consulting with a medical expert. The certificate asserts that your case has a reasonable basis.
  • Comparative negligence. New York is a comparative negligence state. A victim’s negligence can reduce their compensation in proportion to their degree of blame. For example, you might not have taken your pills as prescribed. That could impact the compensation you receive.

Richmond University Medical Center will have powerful law firms and insurance companies defending them. They have one goal: to win the case so you receive no compensation. You want to ensure you follow all laws when making a claim. Our firm can negotiate with the hospital and their insurers for fair, meaningful compensation. Unlike other states, New York does not cap damages, so we usually request full compensation for your medical bills and other losses, as well as your pain.

Call to Speak with a Richmond University Medical Center Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Michael Gunzburg, P.C., is a leading firm protecting the rights of malpractice victims. You deserve an experienced legal advocate who can amplify your voice. Don’t let hospitals and their insurance companies ignore you. Get the legal help you need to make a strong claim for financial compensation.

Call today. A consultation with one of our Richmond University Medical Center medical malpractice lawyers is free and convenient.

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