A PREMIER MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW FIRM
Medical malpractice and negligence occurs when a doctor, surgeon, hospital, nurse, or other healthcare provider fails to
treat a patient in accordance with the generally accepted standard of medical care and such departure from the
accepted standard of care causes injury or death.
While doctors and health-care providers are trained to know the applicable guidelines and standards of medical care
that they are suppose to render to their patients, it is usually complicated and difficult for a patient or the family of a
patient, who may have become a victim of malpractice, to know and understand if a health-care provider’s medical
treatment was a departure from acceptable standards of medical care, what the medical provider did wrong, what
medical treatment should have been appropriately rendered, and whether the injury or death of a patient was due to or
caused by something the doctor or health-care provider did or should have done. In the event of death, it is even more
difficult for the family of a victim of malpractice, who were not present during the medical treatment provided to their
parent, sibling, spouse, grandparent, etc., to answer these questions and determine whether their loss was caused by
the malpractice of a health care provider. Not all undesirable medical results are considered medical malpractice. An
experienced medical practice law firm can assist you with answering these complex questions and determine whether
you or a member of your family has been a victim of medical malpractice.
Ginsberg & Wolf, P.C. is a well-known, aggressive and recognized medical malpractice law firm in New York City and the
surrounding areas. Its attorneys have successfully represented victims of medical negligence and malpractice and have
recovered millions for its medical malpractice clients. Our attorneys have been rated by New York Magazine’s Best
Lawyers and Super Lawyers Magazine as a top in their State and by The National Trial Lawyers Association and the Top
100 Trial Lawyers in New York. Ginsberg & Wolf also practices medical malpractice law in the State of New Jersey.
As an experienced medical malpractice law firm, Ginsberg & Wolf’s attorneys understand how to define the applicable
standards of medical care, are able to illustrate the violation of those standards and can establish the link between the
violation and your injury or the injury or death of a love one. It is the goal of our law firm to ensure health care providers
follow safety guidelines and standards that are intended to ensure that patients are never exposed to unreasonable or
unnecessary health risks. If health care providers fail follow those patient safety guidelines and standards, and a
patient is hurt or killed, the law firm of Ginsberg & Wolf is available to make sure that the doctor, hospital, nurse or
other medical professional that committed the malpractice pays for their mistakes and adequately and fairly
compensates the victim and/or the family of a victim of the malpractice.
AREAS OF & TYPES OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Our law firm accepts a full range of medical negligence cases, including the following.
Failure to diagnose:
Prescription drug malpractice
Failure to properly administer medication
YOU HAVE LIMITED TIME TO BRING YOUR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM
In New York, any medical malpractice action must generally be brought within two and a half years from the act or
omission complained of or from the end of a continuous treatment during which the act or omission took place. (N.Y. C.P.
L.R. § 214a). However, in the circumstance of a foreign object, the action may be brought within one year from the date
upon which the foreign object is discovered. A claimant's incompetency (such as infancy or insanity) tolls the limitations
period until the disability ceases, to a maximum period of ten years (N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 208).
In New Jersey, a medical malpractice action, must be brought within two years from the date the cause of action
accrued. New Jersey courts have held that a cause of action does not accrue so long as a party reasonably is unaware
either that he has been injured, or that the injury is due to the fault of an identifiable person. If, at the time the cause of
action accrued, the claimant was under the age of 21 or insane, the time does not begin to run until the disability is
removed. Wrongful death actions must be brought within two years from the date of death.
If you or a loved one have been injured, contact Ginsberg & Wolf, medical malpractice lawyers. Our main office is
located in Manhattan, but we successfully advocated for clients throughout the state of New York and New Jersey. You
can contact us online or at 212.608.1660 or 212-227-0640 for an immediate evaluation of your case.
There is no cost for an initial consultation.
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If you are facing a legal problem in one of
our practice areas, please contact us today
online or by telephone at
212-608-1660 or 212-227-0640
to speak with an experienced New York and
New Jersey personal injury, medical
malpractice and product liability attorney.
Our law office is conveniently located in
downtown Manhattan at 225 Broadway and
also has an office in Brooklyn.
Certificate of Merit Requirement:
"You need a doctor to sue a doctor"
In most medical, dental, and podiatric
malpractice claims, an attorney will have
to obtain an expert opinion from an
appropriate doctor prior to filing a lawsuit.
There are very limited exceptions to this
requirement permitting an attorney
representing you to file a certificate that
he consulted with an appropriate doctor
after the filing of an action. This can be a
time consuming process, causing an
attorney to be pressured in trying to
obtain such an opinion prior to the
expiration of your statute of limitations.
This becomes a factor in a law firm
deciding whether or not to take your case
and it thus imperative to consult with an
attorney with regard to your claim as
soon as possible. To learn more about
the "certificate of merit" requirement,
NY Code - Section 3012-A: Certificate of
merit in medical, dental and podiatric