Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer Attorney in NYC
Lung cancer requires a timely diagnosis and treatment plan. Medical professionals have been trained to see signs of cancer and treat patients accordingly. Lung cancer victims need to be treated as soon as possible. If not, the prognosis can be dismal. Unfortunately, if a doctor doesn’t order the necessary tests, listen to the patient’s complaints, incorrectly read test results, or takes too long to refer the patient to specialists, the lung cancer may progress without treatment. When this happens, there may be a case for medical negligence. If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and believe that a doctor was negligent in your diagnosis or treatment, contact Mark L. Bodner, P.C.
Consequences of failing to diagnose lung cancer
The early detection of lung cancer allows for the best possibility of a full recovery. If lung cancer is diagnosed too late, it may have spread to other parts of the body and the patient may not ever achieve a complete recovery. Some of the serious consequences of cancer can include the following:
- a seriously diminished quality of life
- the requirement of several invasive procedures
- lower chances of the patient’s survival
Not only does cancer take a significant emotional toll on the patient and their family, it also results in a serious financial burden that the family was unprepared for. Unfortunately, cancer patients are often faced with a very long and difficult road to recovery. In some cases, they may not ever be able to fully recover and may result in chronic, life-long pain and disability. If the victim passes away, the family will have to address the exceedingly high medical expenses, the loss of inheritance, and the costly funeral expenses as they deal with the tragic loss of their loved one. If the victim had a spouse or children, they will suffer the loss of relationship and guidance from their deceased parent or partner. Victims of a missed cancer diagnosis should 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 lung 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 lung cancer, contact our firm.