Do I have a strong case for a lawsuit (or legal action) against a doctor, hospital or both?
March 20, 2015
6 years ago, I went to a doctor for a problem and they did a bunch of bloodwork. They just sent the bloodwork results in mail never explained the findings. 3 years later, I find out I have really high prolactin levels, and that because of this I have had many health problems, including infertility. I, also, have emotional troubles because my husband and I have wanted to start a family for years. Just recently I found out that I have a small pituitary tumor which is causing the high prolactin levels. My current doctor was shocked when I told her that I have had high prolactin levels for 6 years and the first doctor I saw did NOTHING about it, no MRI, no treatment, didn't even tell me they were high.
The statute of limitations in NY is 2 1/2 years from the date of malpractice or from the end of continuous treatment rendered by the party you intend to sue. Unless you were still treating with the first Dr. within the last two and a half years, you would be too late to file suit.
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