Hoboken, NJ asked in Consumer Law for New York

Q: Being sued by NYS for outstanding medical debt from June 2019. Does this fall outside of the statue of limitations?

Not sure how long the statute of limitations is for this situation. Services rendered June 2019, served Dec 2022

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Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
  • Licensed in New York

A: The Civil Practice Law and Rules was amended in 2020 to reduce the statute of limitations on medical debts from 6 years to 3 years from treatment. You must properly draft and plead your defenses in your answer to the complaint or risk waiving them. There may be other defenses as well, which must also be raised in your answer, or waived. Consider consulting with an experienced New York consumer protection attorney to avoid making costly mistakes on your case.

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