According to New York’s Civil Practice Law & Rules Section 214-A
, a claim for medical, dental, or podiatric malpractice must be filed within two years and six months. There is an exception to the general statute of limitations based on an action for negligent failure to diagnose cancer or a malignant tumor which extends it to:
“(i) when the person knows or reasonably should have known of such alleged negligent act or omission and knows or reasonably should have known that such alleged negligent act or omission has caused injury, provided that such action shall be commenced no later than seven years
from such alleged negligent act or omission, or (ii) the date of the last treatment where there is continuous treatment for such injury, illness or condition.”
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