Can I Sue for the Failure to Diagnose Renal Cancer in NYC?

When a patient seeks the medical attention of a doctor, either because he or she expects something isn’t right, or because he or she is simply going for a checkup, the individual has a right to believe that their doctor will follow proper procedure and do everything in his or her power to ensure their well-being. In most cases, this happens, as New York City is full of some of the most competent doctors in the world. Unfortunately, there are times where doctors fail to act in their patient’s best interests, and in many cases, this can result in adverse effects on the patient. Failing to diagnose cancer, including renal cancer, is a perfect example of medical negligence. Renal cancer is a form of cancer that affects the kidneys, and if your doctor recently failed to diagnose renal cancer, there is a very good chance that your condition worsened and that you are now seeking financial compensation. Read on and speak with our NYC medical malpractice attorney to learn more.

What happens when a doctor fails to diagnose renal cancer in a timely fashion?

If your doctor failed to diagnose your renal cancer in a timely fashion, there is a very good chance that your condition worsened as a result. In many cases, this can result in a patient having to undergo multiple additional surgeries, receive additional medical treatment, and, unfortunately, it can also result in cancer spreading. When this happens, it can become far more difficult, and in some cases, impossible, to successfully eliminate cancer. This is unacceptable, and if this has happened to you, there is a very good chance that you may have a valid medical malpractice lawsuit against your physician.

What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York City?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to filing medical malpractice claims. The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which you will have to file a claim against a medical professional for their negligence. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York City is, generally, 2.5 years, which means that under most circumstances, you will have 2.5 years from the date of the failure to diagnose to take legal action against the medical professional. Waiting any longer than 2.5 years may result in you being permanently barred from suing. The sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the sooner we can begin your medical malpractice claim. Give us a call today so we can get started.


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. Contact our firm today.