Can I Sue a Doctor For Failing to Refer Me to a Specialist?

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Can I Sue a Doctor For Failing to Refer Me to a Specialist?

If you recently went to your physician with an ailment that was beyond your physician’s area of expertise, it is that physician’s duty to refer you to a specialist. If that physician failed to do so, and any other reasonable physician would have, and you were harmed as a result, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation in a medical malpractice claim. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if I can win a medical malpractice lawsuit?

To win a medical malpractice claim, you and your attorney will have to prove several things. To start, your attorney will have to demonstrate that you were, in fact, the doctor’s patient, and that he or she, therefore owed you a duty of care. You will then have to prove that your doctor diverted from the standard course of treatment (in this case failing to refer you to a specialist when you needed it) and that you were harmed and incurred significant damages as a result. This is not always easy, and oftentimes, medical professionals will retain aggressive legal counsel to fight your claim. This is why you must do the same. We are ready to fight for your right to a swift recovery today.

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What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York City?

If you are someone who has been harmed due to a medical professional’s negligence, you will have to file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations. Generally, for most injury cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years in New York. However, the statute of limitations is even shorter when it comes to medical malpractice cases. If you have been harmed by a medical professional, you will have 2.5 years from the date of the incident to file your medical malpractice claim. If you wait any longer than 2.5 years, you will most likely be time-barred from suing. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need today. All you have to do is give us a call.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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