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Medical Malpractice Cases: Know Your Rights

Nobody expects when they enter a hospital or office of a doctor that they will be the victim of malpractice or negligence. But unfortunately it happens from time to time. If you believe that you or a loved one are a victim of substandard care, knowing what your rights are is very important. Be sure to contact an experienced malpractice lawyer to learn what they can do for you, as well as what steps you should take. You can start by reading the below articles that discuss medical malpractice law in New York, or give us a call at 785-4900.

David J. Taffany Selected for Inclusion in 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Lawyer of the Year - David Taffany - Medical Malpractice Law, PlaintiffsFor decades, Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany has been one of the top personal injury law firms in the Albany NY region.

In April, it was announced that personal injury lawyer David J. Taffany of Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany in Latham, New York has once again been selected for inclusion The Best Lawyers in America©.

David J. Taffany Recognized as a Top Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York

Best Lawyers® is a well established and highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession. It showcases attorneys in a number of different legal practice areas who have been recommended by their peers for inclusion, and is valuable resource for both lawyers and their clients. Mr. Taffany has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© since 2015. (more…)

What to Do If a Surgical Instrument is Left Inside of You

Surgical instrumentsSaratoga Springs medical malpractice attorney discusses a helpful legal doctrine called Res Ipsa Loquitur

It goes without saying that any surgical operation is a stressful and frightening experience for most people. Whether it is the underlying condition or the fact that the procedure may require general anesthesia, surgery can be an emotional time for the patient and his family. The individual is trusting the surgeon to perform the operation competently and safely.

While accidents do happen, and there are certain known risks in some procedures, some mistakes should not occur. One of these is when foreign objects left inside of a patient. (more…)

Statute of Limitations For Commencing a Medical Malpractice Action in New York State

Wooden gavel and stethoscope representing the idea of medical malpractice If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury in New York as the result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering and lost wages, benefits and cost of medical care. If you’re planning to pursue this compensation by bringing a medical malpractice action, you’ll need to act quickly.

Here, we’ll help you understand why and delve into the details of New York State’s medical malpractice statue of limitations.

What is the Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations?

There is a fixed period of time within which a person may bring an action against another where negligent medical care by a physician, nurse, radiologist, or other health care provider is alleged to have occurred. This is called the “statute of limitations.”

Each type of personal injury claim has its own statute of limitations. While medical malpractice is a type of negligence claim, as the result of lobbying by the medical insurance carriers and physicians in the mid 1980s, the New York Legislature enacted laws providing for a shorter period of time within which to bring suit in case alleging medical negligence. (more…)