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Malpractice awards are often subject to caps

The majority of New York residents have to rely on a medical practitioner at some point in their lives. Whether you have a minor illness or are in need of a major operation or serious treatment, you hope that your doctors will act with due diligence and do all they can to speed your recovery. Often this is the case. However, all too often patients suffer at the hands of negligent medical professionals. If this happens to you, you may want to consider taking legal action.

You should never have to suffer because of someone else?s negligence. Yet if you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you could find that your condition has been greatly exacerbated or that you have suffered some other injury. Not only can this significantly slow your recovery, but it can also result in costly medical bills.

If this happens to you, it is important to act quickly as there are time limits on reporting instances of malpractice. If you miss the deadline, you may not be able to claim, no matter how much meit your case has. It is also important to be aware, as this article on medical malpractice explains, that awards are often capped at a certain level due to legal limits imposed in some states.

Nevertheless, a successful claim could still dramatically lessen the financial burden of your experiences. If you have been subjected to poor medical care and you are thinking of filing a claim, you do not need to handle it alone. An attorney may be able to oversee the process and offer the advice and support you need.

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