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Medical Malpractice Milestones

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Mar 03, 2009 | 0 Comments

  • 25 years after the death of Libby Zion at New York Hospital, a physician reflects on the changes in how residents are trained–changes largely brought about by the scrutiny invited by the tragic facts of Ms. Zion's case.
  • The statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits may be increased , and New York's Medical Society is in Albany today to voice its concerns.  Currently two and one half years from the time of the malpractice, state law makers are considering a so called “data discovery” law that would allow potential plaintiffs to initiate a suit whenever the effects of the malpractice manifest themselves. 

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Andrew J. Barovick

Mr. Barovick is a graduate of Columbia College and Cardozo School of Law. He began his legal career at the Queens District Attorney’s Office, where he tried over 20 felonies to verdict, and argued an equal number of appeals before the Appellate Division, Second Department, the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


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