Medical Malpractice LawNew YorkPart 4 Gerry Oginski Lectures to the NYC Bar Association
What do we doorder to evaluate whetheror not we have a valid basis for a caseé Rememberlaw school when you're preparing for thebar exam, you had issue finding and fact findingé When you're listening to someone tell youa story about what was done wrong, it's the same exact thing. You're listening to thefacts and trying to filter out, what's the really important factsé You're trying to figureout, what are the key issue'sthis caseé What wrong doing occurredé Was there an actof omission, where a failed to do somethingé Was it an act of commission, where they didsomething improperlyé Those differences are really important.As you begin to listen to someone's story,
all of the sudden you're now thinking, quot;Okay,what are the factsthe caseé What are the key issue'sé What was the wrong doingéquot; Theseare just some of the things that are running through your mind as you begin to listen toany type of story. Before you get into the details of any type of story you hear fromanybody, you have to determine this one thing. If you make the mistake of not paying attentionto this at the beginning, you run the risk of having wasted all your time. That is, isyour case timelyé Is it timelyé You may learn that this incident happened ten years ago.It may have happened twenty years ago. It may have happened five years ago. You mustfind out whether or not their matter is within
the statute of limitations.We're going to spend a bit of time talking about the time limits that we have, here inNew York, for medical malpractice and you are going to see, as with everythinglaw,there is a general rule, and then there are multiple exceptions to that rule. Talkingabout the time limits, anybody here know how much time an adult has to bring a lawsuitagainst a private or a private New Yorké Shout it out . What was itéTwo years six months. Bingo.Okay, I'm going to get to that. The answer is, you have typically two and a half yearsfrom the date of the wrong doingwhich
to bring a lawsuit against a private physicianor a private hereNew York. That's the general rule for adults. It's differentfor chilen. It's different for municipal s. It's different for state sand it's different for multiple series of other events that can occur. I'm going toshare with you some of the biggest one's you need to keepmind.
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pregnant women who are at risk for gonorrheaor live where it is common be tested for gonorrhea. The World Health Organization recommendsthat all pregnant women be tested for HIV and syphilis and checked forsymptoms of other sexually transmitted infections.If you are pregnant, have chlamydia, and don't get treated, your baby may have problemsincluding: * premature delivery* infections of the eyes and lungs * pneumoniaBy getting tested for chlamydia and treated if you need it, you can protect your ownhealth and your baby's health too. So if you