The attached tool is based on GNYHA’s survey of state malpractice laws on statutes of limitations and damages caps. Explanatory notes follow the table.
Survey of State Statutes of Limitations and Caps on Damages
September 18, 2023
PDF Attachment / 398 KBSurvey of State Statutes Of Limitation & Caps on Damages
Governor Hochul Vetoes Wrongful Death Bill
Governor Kathy Hochul last night vetoed the “Grieving Families Act,” a bill GNYHA has strongly opposed since it passed in June. We thank the Governor and her staff for their balanced and thorough evaluation of this complex and far-reaching bill, particularly the concerns she expressed in her veto message about the impact on “already stressed...
January 31, 2023
GNYHA One of Many Groups Pushing for Veto of Wrongful Death Bill
GNYHA strongly opposes A.6770/S.74-A, which passed at the end of the New York State legislative session in June. The bill expands the universe of individuals who may recover damages for wrongful death; creates a new category of non-economic damages for grief and anguish; allows for recovery for loss of love, society, protection, comfort, companionship, and...
July 25, 2022
Legislature Considers Medical Indemnity Fund
Stakeholders met for a wide-ranging virtual discussion on the Medical Indemnity Fund (MIF) on Wednesday, 10 years after the program’s creation. The MIF, a landmark GNYHA-advanced medical liability reform, covers the ongoing medical costs of neurologically impaired newborns. Senator Liz Kreuger (D-Manhattan), the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and Assembly Member Tom Abinanti (D-Westchester)...
November 22, 2021