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Why Does a Medical Malpractice Case in New York Take So Long to Resolve?

 

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Evaluating a medical malpractice case can take a while. We have to get all your records from years back and then have an expert review them.

Assuming our medical expert confirms that there was wrongdoing and that the wrongdoing caused injury and that the injury is significant only then can we proceed to bring a lawsuit on your behalf.

That initial process can take months.

Once a lawsuit is started, there are many steps that occur before ever getting to the trial stage.

  1. CONFERENCES
  2. DISCOVERY
  3. DEPOSITIONS, DOCUMENT EXCHANGE
  4. OBJECTIONS
  5. MOTIONS
  6. SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES
  7. JURY SELECTION
  8. TRIAL

In NY, a medical malpractice case typically takes anywhere from 2-3 years from start to finish. If your case goes on appeal, then expect to add another 1-2 years to final resolution.