Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer

Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer Attorney in NYC

When an individual has colon cancer, time is of the essence to achieve a diagnosis and begin treatment as soon as possible. Patients rely on medical professionals to diagnose cancer in a timely manner. If a colon cancer patient does not receive treatment early enough, the prognosis can be bleak. Unfortunately, medical professionals fail to diagnose colon cancer when they fail to order the proper tests, don鈥檛 heed the patient鈥檚 complaints, incorrectly read test results, or take too long to refer the patient to specialists. When this happens, there may be a case for medical negligence. If you have been diagnosed with colon cancer and believe that a doctor was negligent in your diagnosis or treatment, contact Mark L. Bodner, P.C.

Consequences of failing to diagnose colon cancer

The early diagnosis of colon cancer is the best way for the patient to have a good prognosis. If the cancer is diagnosed too late, it may have already advanced too far for the patient to ever recover fully. Advanced stages of cancer often result in the patient鈥檚 diminished quality of life, the requirement of more invasive procedures, and a significantly higher risk of death. Unfortunately, cancer patients and their families usually face overwhelming medical bills, procedures, and the lost wages of someone the family depends on. Of course, this is in addition to the patient鈥檚 diminished health and the emotional toll that colon cancer takes on the patient and their entire family. The cancer patient may require a large team of medical professionals to assist with recovery efforts and may face a permanent disability as well as chronic pain and suffering. The cancer recovery process is a very long and difficult road and unfortunately, not all cancer victims survive. If the victim passes away, the family may face the loss of financial support, exceedingly high medical expenses, the loss of inheritance, and costly funeral expenses as they grapple with this tragic loss of their loved one. If the victim had a spouse or children, they will suffer the loss of nurture and guidance from their deceased parent or partner. It is essential to contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can help you fight for your rights during this difficult time.

Contact our firm

Mark L. Bodner, P.C. is a New York medical malpractice law firm that has successfully represented many victims and families who have been forced to deal with the impact of a failed diagnosis of colon cancer. We have both the legal and medical knowledge that is needed to effectively represent your interests in and out of court. If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of a failure to diagnose colon cancer, contact our firm.

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