Can I Sue My Doctor if He Failed to Diagnose Lung Cancer?

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There is nothing more frightening than discovering something is wrong with your health, especially when it’s something serious, such as lung cancer. Unfortunately, many people have untreated lung cancer and don’t realize it until it’s too late. That said, if you recently went to the doctor, and your doctor should have noticed that you had lung cancer and failed to diagnose it, there is a very good chance that you are entitled to compensation. When lung cancer goes untreated, the condition worsens, spreads, and sometimes reaches a point of no return. If you’ve sustained damages due to your physician’s negligence, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about how we can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if my doctor failed to diagnose lung cancer?

If your doctor failed to diagnose lung cancer, you’ll need to hire a competent lawyer who can assess the circumstances of your case and determine whether you have a valid claim. Our legal team can analyze medical documents, review your medical history, and determine whether the medical professional is to blame for the failure to diagnose. For example, if we can prove that you were showing symptoms of lung cancer and your doctor failed to order appropriate testing that an otherwise reasonable and knowledgeable physician would have, and this caused your cancer to go unnoticed and undiagnosed, you should have a valid medical malpractice claim.

How long do I have to take action after a failure to diagnose in New York City?

In New York City, victims of medical malpractice only have 2.5 years from the date of the act of medical malpractice to bring their medical malpractice claim. This is roughly half of a year shorter than the statute of limitations for most other personal injury claims. The most important thing you can do, once you realize you’ve been made a victim of malpractice, is to get medical treatment and retain the services of a seasoned medical malpractice lawyer who can fight for the justice you deserve. We understand that this is a difficult time in your life, and we’re here to walk you through it. Give us a call today so we can get working on your case.


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