Am I Entitled to Compensation if a Physician Failed to Diagnose my Cancer?

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We are fortunate enough to live in a country that has some of the most intelligent, hard-working doctors in the world. Unfortunately, though it is disturbing to think, individuals often leave the doctor鈥檚 office worse off than when they entered as a result of medical malpractice. If you have cancer that was improperly diagnosed, or completely undiagnosed, you are most likely extremely frustrated and seeking financial compensation as a result. Please read on and reach out to learn more about how we can help.

What are some ways in which a physician could behave negligently?

There are various types of negligent actions a physician can take that can lead to your cancer being undiagnosed. Some of the most common types of physician negligence include failing to order proper testing, ignoring patients鈥 complains, waiting too long to refer a patient to medical specialists, or misinterpreting test results.

How do I know if I can sue a physician for failing to diagnose cancer?

There are several steps to winning a medical malpractice case, which is why it is always best to retain the services of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. First, you will have to confirm that you were, indeed, the physician鈥檚 patient and that he or she, therefore, owed you a duty of care. From here, you will have to prove that the physician deviated from the reasonably accepted standard of care, and that your condition, in this case, cancer, progressed or worsened as a result. If your physician鈥檚 negligence caused your condition to worsen, there is a very good chance you will have a valid medical malpractice claim.

However, you should understand that generally, physicians will hire aggressive legal counsel to disprove your claim, as a serious lawsuit may revoke their right to practice. That is why you must ensure you do the same. Our firm has been helping individuals recover the compensation they need to help pay for their medical treatments, lost wages, and more for years, and we are ready to do the same for you.

What are the most common types of cancer gone untreated?

There are several types of cancer that, for one reason or another, are particularly susceptible to being undiagnosed. They are as follows:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Renal-Kidney Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer

Contact our experienced New York City firm

At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.