Can I Sue a Doctor For Failing to Diagnose Lung Cancer?

There are few things more dangerous to a person鈥檚 health than a doctor failing to diagnose a case of lung cancer. As with most cancers, the sooner it is treated, the better. However, this is particularly true of lung cancer, as the longer it progresses, the less of a chance an individual has of beating it. If a doctor fails to diagnose a case of lung cancer, an individual may have to undergo a series of invasive procedures, face a severely diminished quality of life, and an overall lower chance of survival. This is unacceptable. If you recently learned that your doctor failed to diagnose you, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New York City medical malpractice firm to learn more about how we can help you fight for the compensation you need. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if I can sue a doctor for neglecting to diagnose my lung cancer?

To sue a doctor for failing to diagnose lung cancer, you will first have to prove that doctor owed you a duty of care, and that you were, in fact, that doctor鈥檚 patient. From here, you must demonstrate that your doctor deviated from the accepted standard of care. If you can prove that this breach of care either injured you or caused your condition to worsen, ultimately resulting in significant financial damages, you will most likely have a valid case against the medical professional. However, you should keep in mind that a serious lawsuit may terminate that doctor鈥檚 right to practice, so you can ensure he or she will employ a skilled legal team who will aggressively combat your claim–that is why you must ensure you do the same.

How long will I have to sue a doctor for failing to diagnose cancer?

Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years, granting individuals three years from the date of an accident to sue the negligent party in question. However, in medical malpractice lawsuits, the statute of limitations is 2.5 years. This is why you must act fast–do not wait any longer than 2.5 years, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing, no matter how badly you need the compensation. We are ready to get the claims process started on your behalf–all you have to do is ask.

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.