Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Wednesday that makes it easier for those who have had missed cancer diagnoses to file lawsuits.

The legislation, known as Lavern’s Law, is named after Lavern Wilkinson, who died after she received an incorrect diagnosis. The measure extends the statue of limitations for filing lawsuits from when the plaintiff has learned of a diagnosis instead of when the cause of the illness occurred.

A three-way agreement between the governor and top lawmakers in the Assembly and Senate for the measure’s final approval was announced over the weekend.

“No one should have to go through what Lavern Wilkinson and her family experienced and I’m proud to sign this legislation that rights this wrong in the law and provides new protections and peace of mind to New Yorkers seeking care,” Cuomo said in a statement.

The bill was sponsored in the Senate by Sen. John DeFrancisco, the Republican lawmaker who formally announced Tuesday that he would run for the GOP nomination to take on Cuomo in the fall.