Medical malpractice and negligence occur when a doctor, surgeon, hospital, nurse, or other healthcare provider fails to treat a patient in accordance with the generally accepted standard of medical care and such departure from the accepted standard of care causes injury or death.

While doctors and health-care providers are trained to know the applicable guidelines and standards of medical care that they are supposed to render to their patients, it is usually complicated and difficult for a patient or the family of a patient, who may have become a victim of malpractice, to know and understand if a health-care provider’s medical treatment was a departure from acceptable standards of medical care, what the medical provider did wrong, what medical treatment should have been appropriately rendered, and whether the injury or death of a patient was due to or caused by something the doctor or health-care provider did or should have done. In the event of death, it is even more difficult for the family of a victim of malpractice, who were not present during the medical treatment provided to their parent, sibling, spouse, grandparent, etc., to answer these questions and determine whether their loss was caused by the malpractice of a health care provider. Not all undesirable medical results are considered medical malpractice. An experienced medical practice law firm can assist you in answering these complex questions and determine whether you or a member of your family has been a victim of medical malpractice.

Wolf & Associates is a well-known, aggressive and recognized medical malpractice law firm in New York City and the surrounding areas. Its attorneys have successfully represented victims of medical negligence and malpractice and have recovered millions for its medical malpractice clients. Our attorneys have been rated by New York Magazine’s Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers Magazine as a top in their State and by The National Trial Lawyers Association and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York. Wolf & Associates also practices medical malpractice law in the State of New Jersey.

As an experienced medical malpractice law firm, Wolf & Associates attorneys understand how to define the applicable standards of medical care, are able to illustrate the violation of those standards and can establish the link between the violation and your injury or the injury or death of a loved one. It is the goal of our law firm to ensure health care providers follow safety guidelines and standards that are intended to ensure that patients are never exposed to unreasonable or unnecessary health risks. If health care providers fail to follow those patient safety guidelines and standards, and a patient is hurt or killed, the law firm of Wolf & Associates is available to make sure that the doctor, hospital, nurse or another medical professional that committed the malpractice pay for their mistakes and adequately and fairly compensates the victim and/or the family of a victim of the malpractice.


Our law firm accepts a full range of medical negligence cases, including the following.

  • Surgical errors

  • Failure to diagnose:

  • Birth injuries

  • Prescription drug malpractice

  • Failure to properly administer medication

  • Anesthesia errors

  • Hospital negligence


In New York, any medical malpractice action must generally be brought within two and a half years from the act or omission complained of or from the end of a continuous treatment during which the act or omission took place. (N.Y. C.PL.R. § 214a). However, in the circumstance of a foreign object, the action may be brought within one year from the date upon which the foreign object is discovered. A claimant's incompetency (such as infancy or insanity) tolls the limitations period until the disability ceases, to a maximum period of ten years (N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 208).

In New Jersey, a medical malpractice action must be brought within two years from the date the cause of action accrued. New Jersey courts have held that a cause of action does not accrue so long as a party reasonably is unaware either that he has been injured, or that the injury is due to the fault of an identifiable person. If, at the time the cause of action accrued, the claimant was under the age of 21 or insane, the time does not begin to run until the disability is removed. Wrongful death actions must be brought within two years from the date of death.

If you or a loved one have been injured, contact Wolf & Associates, medical malpractice lawyers. Our main office is located in Manhattan, but we successfully advocated for clients throughout the state of New York and New Jersey. Call for a free consultation.