Do I Have a Case if My Doctor Failed to Diagnose Skin Cancer?

While in most cases, skin cancer is, thankfully, treatable, and most people can make a full recovery from skin cancer, when a doctor fails to diagnose skin cancer timely, patients can face serious medical complications as a result. If you are someone whose doctor failed to diagnose skin cancer, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for compensation in a medical malpractice claim. Read on and reach out to our experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens if a doctor fails to diagnose skin cancer?

As you know, cancer should always be treated as early as possible. Unfortunately, if your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer timely, there is a very good chance that you are now facing serious complications as a result. Oftentimes, untreated cancer spreads to other parts of the body, leading to a lesser quality of life, serious medical complications, invasive procedures that require additional recovery time, or, in the worst cases, a significantly decreased chance of survival.

How do I know if I have a valid medical malpractice claim against a doctor?

To prove a medical malpractice claim, our experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney will have to prove that the doctor in question owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care by committing an act of malpractice, and that your cancer worsened and you sustained significant damages as a result. Failing to diagnose skin cancer in a timely fashion due to negligence should constitute a valid medical malpractice claim, and our firm is here to fight for your rights through every step of the legal process ahead.

How long will I have to file a medical malpractice claim in New York State?

While for most personal injury claims in New York State the statute of limitations is three years, this is not the case for medical malpractice claims. In New York, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is, generally, 2.5 years, which means that you will have to file your medical malpractice claim within 2.5 years of the date of the incident. Rather obviously, cancer is a very time-sensitive issue, which is why it is always best to speak with our firm as soon as you can. We are ready to help you today.


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.