New York Wrongful Death: Attorney Answers FAQs

Having practiced law for nearly 25 years, Ira Slavit, a New York wrongful death lawyer is frequently asked questions about how NY wrongful death lawsuits work, what is the statute of limitations for filing a suit, what type of experts are used, who can obtain medical records and more. Here are answers to some of those FAQs.

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NY Wrongful Death: What Is It & How Do File a Lawsuit?

Wrongful death generally refers to the death of somebody as a result of the negligence of another party such as the driver of a motor vehicle, a doctor or hospital in a medical malpractice situation or by someone at a construction site. The process of filing a lawsuit requires meeting the statute of limitations and having the legal capacity to bring the claim. Our New York legal expert provides the details.

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New York Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Controversy Over the Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in New York differs between a statutory wrongful death action and a common law conscious pain and suffering action. It’s possible for one of the statutes of limitation to have run, but not the other, according to Ira Slavit, a New York Attorney whose practice represents the families of wrongful death victims. He explains how the statute of limitations works in New York and the controversy over the state’s lack of a discovery rule.

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New York Wrongful Death: When Are Punitive Damages Available?

Although awards for punitive damages in a New York wrongful death lawsuit are rare and depend upon how the accident happened or in what context the medical malpractice was committed, there is a section of New York law that may allow for them. Click here to find out when punitive damages are allowed.

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