Entries by ScottHobson

Trial Lawyers Push Dramatic Expansion of Medical Liability

As the end of the 2015 legislative session draws near, the personal injury lawyer lobby has engaged in an all-out push to extend New York’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases. Under current law, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases is 2.5 years after the act or omission which gave rise to […]

Citing Concern Over Lawsuits, Governor Vetoes “Kovacs Law”

On December 17th, Governor Cuomo vetoed “Steven Kovacs Law,” a bill which would have imposed liability on the host of a gathering in a private home to render reasonable assistance to a guest suffering from a medical emergency. Certainly, the measure was well intentioned; Steven Kovacs, the young man for whom the law was named, […]