As you know, lung cancer is among the most brutal of cancers, which is why if you are someone who smokes or notices anything out of the ordinary, you most likely asked to be checked out to ensure that you’re okay. Unfortunately, there are far more cases where doctors fail to diagnose lung cancer than anyone would like to imagine. If this has happened to you, there is a very good chance that your cancer progressed, perhaps even to a point where treatment will do little good. For this very reason, you may be seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of medical bills, treatments, or any other damages associated with your doctor’s failure to diagnose your condition. Our experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney is here to help. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can assist you through every step of the claims process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Can I sue a doctor for failing to diagnose lung cancer?
Fortunately, you can, however, you need experienced legal counsel on your side. Your attorney will have to prove several things to win your medical malpractice claim. To start, your attorney will have to demonstrate that you were the doctor’s patient and that your doctor, therefore, owed you a duty of care. That being said, you will then have to prove that the doctor knowingly breached that duty of care, thereby harming you (in this case by failing to diagnose your cancer) and causing you significant damages as a result. Our firm has helped countless individuals who’ve been victims of the failure to diagnose, and we are ready to do the same for you.
How long will I have to sue a doctor for medical malpractice in New York State?
In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is three years, however, when it comes to medical malpractice claims, the statute of limitations is, generally, 2.5 years, giving the wrongly harmed 2.5 years from the date of the incident to take legal action against the doctor responsible. Waiting any longer than 2.5 years will most likely result in you being permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you and your family today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
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. Contact our firm today.