Doctor Failed to Diagnose Cancer?

This video features Thomas P. Markovits, a Personal Injury attorney based in New York.

New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains Your Rights

Video Transcript:

Judy Maggio:

Could you have a legal case if a doctor fails to diagnose cancer and it's discovered late? We ask New York lawyer Tom Markovits for this AskTheLawyers Quick Question.

Tom Markovits:

Well, certainly, if a doctor fails to diagnose cancer and it's discovered, within what's referred to as the statute of limitations, the injured person can certainly sue. In New York, the statute of limitations is two years and six months exactly from the date of malpractice, but there are some exceptions. For example, if a patient continues to treat with the same doctor for the same medical issue, then the time period would start to run from the last day of treatment or the last visit with that doctor from the... and then then would begin to run at that point.

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