There is nothing worse than seeing a medical professional for treatment, only to discover later on that your medical professional was negligent and caused you to sustain further harm as a result. Unfortunately, despite the level and volume of talented physicians here in New York City, this is something that happens far more often than you may think. If your doctor failed to diagnose cervical cancer and your cancer worsened as a result, you may have valid legal recourse. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced failure to diagnose cervical cancer lawyer to learn more about these cases and how our firm can help you fight for the justice you deserve and need. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I discovered a failure to diagnose cervical cancer?
If you discovered that your doctor failed to diagnose cervical cancer, either due to a lack of proper testing, failure to adequately analyze test results, or by simply failing to detect your cervical cancer, the first thing you should do is receive further medical treatment and attempt to correct the mistake. Your health is the most important thing. That said, once you receive treatment, you should make it a point to speak with a competent New York City medical malpractice attorney who can fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled via a medical malpractice claim.
How do I win a medical malpractice claim?
To win a medical malpractice claim, you will have to meet several criteria. First, you’ll have to prove that the medical professional owed you a duty of care. You’ll then have to prove that your medical professional breached that duty of care by acting in a way that another reasonable and competent physician wouldn’t have. You’ll then need to prove that the physician’s negligence caused your cancer to worsen and that you sustained significant damages as a result. Our firm has significant experience handling these claims, and we’re prepared to effectively handle yours as well.
How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim against a negligent physician?
In New York State, in most cases, those harmed by medical professionals will have 2.5 years from the date the act of malpractice occurred to bring a medical malpractice claim against the physician in question. If you wait longer than this, you will most likely lose your right to sue. Give us a call today so we can get started working on your case and fighting for the justice you deserve.
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At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Contact us today.