Can I Sue My Doctor for Failing to Diagnose Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men. This type of cancer can become life-threatening if left untreated. If your doctor has failed to diagnose your prostate cancer, continue reading and reach out to our New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn how we can assist you in filing your medical malpractice claim. Our firm is prepared to assist you in holding this negligent medical professional accountable for your damages.

What are the consequences of failing to diagnose prostate cancer?

The sooner prostate cancer is identified, the sooner action can be taken and the better chances there are of recovery. Like most cancers, failure to diagnose prostate cancer in a timely manner can result in a longer recovery including more invasive procedures and a lower survival rate. When cancer goes undiagnosed, it can then spread to other parts of the body.

Do I have a valid medical malpractice claim if my doctor failed to diagnose prostate cancer?

The first step you should take when filing a medical malpractice claim is to retain the services of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Your attorney will work to prove that your medical professional owed you a duty of care and that they breached that duty of care by failing to diagnose your prostate cancer. Your attorney will also work to prove that an otherwise reasonable and competent medical professional would have detected your cancer at that stage. The next step in this process will be to prove that this negligence led to your cancer worsening and that you sustained significant damages as a result.

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

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is 2.5 years from the date of the incident in New York. This means that you will have this period of time to take legal action against the negligent doctor. This is important to understand in comparison to a standard personal injury claim which is generally 3 years in New York. It is best to bring attention to your claim as soon as you realize that your physician made this error. Speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney today to begin this process. Our firm is prepared to assist you in holding this doctor responsible for your damages. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.


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.