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Mistakes made by doctors, nurses, pharmacists or other medical professionals often have dire consequences. Life-threatening illnesses go untreated. The wrong medication may be administered, causing serious side effects. Surgical errors cause permanent health problems.

Knowing what to do after a serious or fatal medical emergency can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you’re not alone. You have access to attorney Jonthan C. Reiter, an accomplished medical malpractice lawyer in New York City, with a track record of success. 

Located in Manhattan and serving families throughout New York, New York City medical malpractice attorney Reiter and his team of talented attorneys, nurses and investigators have handled a wide range of major medical malpractice cases. We’re proud of our verdicts and settlements and we’re eager to help you. Our firm’s case results speak volumes. In 2014, attorney Reiter obtained one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the United States for that year.

A jury awarded more than $22 million in a medical malpractice case involving brain damage caused by delayed treatment.

You have the Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC on your side.

New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter

Best New York City medical malpractice lawyer wins 22.9 Million Jury Verdict
More than
$22.9 Million
awarded by the jury for our client in one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the United States*

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What is medical malpractice in New York Hospitals?

Medical malpractice is a legal term used to describe when doctors, nurses, pharmacists or other health care providers make mistakes which result in a serious injury or death of a patient. The medical treatment provider has departed from the standard of care and may be liable for the injury that has occurred. The medical professional has a duty to provide good care according to the accepted standards of the community or the accepted standards of a particular medical specialty. Medical malpractice often involves either reckless actions or negligent behavior. In either case, the consequences can often be catastrophic. Victims of medical malpractice often suffer serious consequences, including:

  • Permanent disability
  • Large medical bills
  • Inability to work
  • Pain and suffering

In certain extreme cases, victims of medical malpractice die as a result of their injuries. In such cases, families often have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York against the doctor or hospital or other medical professionals who caused the death.

What are examples of medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice claims can cover a wide range. Some of the most common NY medical malpractice cases we handle in Manhattan and rest of New York at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, include:

See our latest Verdict by New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter who wins a unanimous verdict of $5 Million in Chiari malformation medical malpractice case. 

Meconium Aspiration Syndrome: If your child has suffered a birth injury and the failure to properly manage meconium aspiration was the reason your child has suffered, you may have a medical malpractice claim.

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TYPES OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE & DOCTORS ERRORS

Delay in Diagnosis
Medication Error
Hospital Injury
Hospital infection
Medical Misdiagnosis
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Do I have grounds for a medical malpractice case?

Medical malpractice is notoriously hard to prove. Often, the medical professional who caused the injury to you or a loved one will deny wrongdoing. And even if the doctor or surgeon admits making a mistake, insurance companies often do everything they can to avoid paying victims.

The hospitals and insurance companies have aggressive attorneys working to protect their interests. If you believe you have a legitimate medical malpractice case, it’s critical that you contact us as soon as possible.

We provide a free consultation to all potential clients. We want to help you determine if you have a case. We’re eager to answer your important questions.

Who investigates medical malpractice cases in New York?

Who handles medical malpractice investigations depends on who caused your injury. In New York State, various government agencies inspect complaints filed by patients or family members. Sometimes, a District Attorney will investigate complaints on behalf of the State of New York. Other times, the New York State Health Department investigates claims. Complaints are also investigated by various organizations overseeing specific professions, including:

New York State Health Department’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct (for complaints about doctors, surgeons and physician assistants)
Board of Registration in Nursing (for complaints against nurses)
Office of the Professions for New York State Licensed Professions (for complaints against pharmacists)

 

But don’t simply leave your investigation to a state or federal agency. It’s important to have an experienced team of investigators on your side looking out for your best interests. That’s why people hire us. We have two experienced nurses on staff and other qualified people ready to investigate your medical malpractice case to determine liability. In particular, we have extensive experience investigating hospital negligence/malpractice cases in Manhattan, including at many major hospitals. Contact top medical malpractice attorney if you have a case involving:

  • Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Lower Manhattan Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

​Am I eligible for medical malpractice compensation?

​Financial costs can add up quickly and over time can drain the savings accounts of victims and their families. Obtaining compensation in medical malpractice cases in a timely manner can be extremely difficult. The burden of proof in such cases can often be very high. Without sufficient evidence, you may have a hard time proving you are the victim of medical malpractice. Fortunately, our knowledgeable attorneys know what is required to get results and have a proven track record of success. We have won many major, multi-million-dollar medical malpractice cases in New York, including:

$5
million
delay in diagnosing chiari malformation
$22.97
million
for family for medical malpractice victim
$4
million
faulty neck surgery causes quadriplegia
$3.5
million
failure to diagnose pulmonary edema during labor causes severe brain damage
$2.25
million
negligent treatment of skull fracture causes infection, brain damage to child
$2.1
million
failure to diagnose prostate cancer in time manner due to lost lab results
Financial costs can add up quickly and over time can drain the savings accounts of victims and their families. Obtaining compensation in medical malpractice cases in a timely manner can be extremely difficult. The burden of proof in such cases can often be very high. Without sufficient evidence, you may have a hard time proving you are the victim of medical malpractice. Fortunately, our knowledgeable attorneys know what is required to get results and have a proven track record of success. We have won many major, multi-million-dollar medical malpractice cases in New York, including:
Am I eligible for medical malpractice compensation?

Why should I hire Jonathan C. Reiter?

Government investigators have a very different agenda from medical malpractice attorneys like Jonathan C. Reiter. They’re simply concerned with protecting the public at large.

Our law firm is focused on your specific case and your unique needs. When you hire us, you will discover we take an aggressive approach right from the start. Our dedicated team of professionals will:

  • Review your medical records for any errors or inconsistencies
  • Consult with experts in their field on your case
  • Interview witnesses who observed your medical procedure
  • Investigate medical professional’s background for history of medical malpractice
  • File medical malpractice lawsuit if necessary on your behalf

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He Fights for YOU! – Make Your Case Matter.

We’re willing to do whatever it takes within ethical and legal bounds to help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. Your family shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s mistakes. Take back control. Contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, today. When you contact us, you’ll notice the difference right away. We’ll take the time to learn about your case.

We listen. And we’ll communicate clearly with you throughout the legal process. We will keep you informed and consult with you every step of the way. We’re on the same team, moving toward the same goal. Give your case an edge. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We’re conveniently located in The Empire State Building in Manhattan. Best of all, you only pay us if we win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. It’s that simple. Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC – the name you can trust to make things right.

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Overuse of Testing Increases the Risk of New York Medical Mistakes

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Doctors routinely overuse testing for both serious and minor medical conditions. The Annals of Internal Medicine published a study indicating that hospitals reported overuse of testing in the majority of situations.

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Report Suggests Ways to Reduce Medical Malpractice Incidents at Hospitals

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NEW YORK CITY OFFICE

350 5th Avenue #6400
New York, NY 10118
Phone: 212-736-0979

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BRONX OFFICE

901 Sheridan Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: 718-590-4009

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​Locations

​​Located in the Empire State Building
with Satellite Offices in Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens

​The Empire State Building, the most prestigious skyscraper in the world, is located on the west side of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, between 33rd and 34th Streets.
Visitors enter through the historic Art Deco Lobby where they receive a pass to come to our office suite  on the 64th floor which has magnificent views of the  New York skyline.

Empire State Building

350 5th Ave Suite 6400
New York, NY 10118

350 5th Ave #6400
New York, NY 10118

Bronx

901 Sheridan Ave
Bronx, NY 10451

Queens

108-14 72nd Ave 2nd Floor,
Forest Hills, NY 11375, USA

Brooklyn

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC
167 Division Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11211,
Suite 221

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What are the Contingent Fees in a New York Medical Malpractice Case?

New York’s Judiciary Law Section 474-A provides that in a medical malpractice case the attorney’s fee is 30% of the first $250,000 of the “net sum” recovered. For the next $250,000 recovered, the fee is 25%. For the next $500,000 recovered the fee is 20%. For the next $250,000 recovered the fee is 15%. After that for any amount recovered over $1,250,000 the fee is 10%. The “net sum” recovered is the gross amount of the judgment or settlement, minus the amount of money the attorney has laid out for the expenses of the case. The expenses usually include fees for expert witnesses, court filings, transcripts, subpoenas, medical records and other similar expenses. As an example, if there is a gross settlement of $1million and expenses of $50,000, the fee would be calculated as follows: $1 million minus $50,000 equals $950,000 (the net sum recovered).

30% of the first 250,000= 75,000
25% of the next 250,000= 62,500
20% of remaining $450,000= 90,000
Total fee= 227,500
Net to client= $772,500

Is an Expert Required in Order to File a Complain in a New York Medical Malpractice Case?

Yes. Pursuant to New York Civil Practice Law and Rules section 3012-A, a certificate of merit must accompany the complaint which states that the attorney for the plaintiff has consulted with an expert physician and that on the basis of that expert review, there is a reasonable ground for the commencement of a medical malpractice case. If there is insufficient time to obtain this medical review before the statute of limitations expires, then the attorney can state that in the certificate and later file a supplemental certificate when the expert review has been obtained.

What is a Notice of Medical Malpractice in New York?

Pursuant to section 3406 of the NY Civil Practice Law and Rules, the notice of medical malpractice action is a mandatory form that must be filled by the plaintiff with the clerk of the Court within 60 days of the service of answers by all defendants

What is the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case in New York?

Answer: Pursuant to section 214-a of the NY Civil Practice Law and Rules, the basic medical malpractice statute of limitations is 2 and ½ years from the date of the malpractice or the last date of continuous treatment by the physician or hospital sought to be held responsible for the same injury or condition that gave rise to the malpractice. This statute of limitation applies to private physicians, hospitals, nurses and other health care providers.

What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation? (NYCHHC)

Answer: There are special rules applicable to malpractice by public hospitals run by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, such as Bellevue, Jacoby, Elmhurst, Metropolitan, Lincoln and others. Pursuant to Section 7401 of the NY Unconsolidated Laws, a medical malpractice lawsuit against the NYCHHC must be commenced within one year and ninety days. There is also the requirement that a notice of claim be filed with NYCHHC within ninety days in conformity with NY General Municipal Law 50-e.

What is the statute of limitations for a malpractice in failing to diagnose cancer?

Answer: Section 214-a of the NY Civil Practice Law and Rules provides that the statute of limitations for cancer misdiagnosis is 2 and ½ years from the date that the cancer was diagnosed, or that the patient should have known of the diagnosis of cancer. This is a special provision applicable only to cancer that measures the 2 and ½ years from the date of discovery of the cancer, rather than the date of misdiagnosis. This provision was added by the legislature to remedy the situation where a misdiagnosis is made and the patient is unaware of the cancer for a prolonged period of time until it is discovered.

What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice that causes the wrongful death of the patient?

Answer: When medical malpractice causes the death of the patient, there is a claim for the patient’s injuries, pain and suffering up to the time of death, that is governed by Section 214-a of the NY Civil Practice Law and Rules, which provides for a 2 and ½ year statute of limitations measured from the date of the malpractice, the last date of continuous treatment, or in the case of cancer misdiagnosis, from the date of discovery of the cancer. There is also a separate claim for the wrongful death of the patient. Pursuant to Section 5-4.1 of the NY Estates, Powers and Trusts Law, the claim for wrongful death must be brought within 2 years from the date of death by the legal representative of the patient’s estate, e.g, an executor or administrator.

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