Nov 9 2016

A Tale Of Two Babies

Statutes of limitations are unfair and arbitrary. For the non-lawyers, statutes of limitations are time limits on your opportunity to bring a lawsuit. Some of them appear reasonable. For example, here in New York State, you have three years to bring a suit against a person or entity whose negligence, or carelessness, caused you to […]

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Oct 21 2016

“Fixation Device” or “Foreign Object” Means You Have A Case Or Don’t

Statutes of limitations are time restrictions limiting the starting of lawsuits. A legitimate argument for having them is that over time, evidence is lost or becomes stale, and the memories of victims and witnesses fade. Thus, statutes of limitations force victims of negligence to speak now or forever hold their peace, so to speak. That […]

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Apr 15 2016

When Email Is Evidence Of Continuous Treatment

Medical malpractice lawyers know that a lawsuit for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice must be commenced within two years and six months of the malpractice. Barring an exception or two, any case that is brought beyond this time limit will be dismissed. ┬áThat is why this limit, memorialized in New York CPLR 214-a, is known […]

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