Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim if My Doctor Failed to Diagnose Colon Cancer?

When someone develops colon cancer, at times, they are in for the battle of a lifetime. Unfortunately, when colon cancer goes untreated, it can have drastic impacts on an individual. If you believe that your doctor failed to diagnose your colon cancer and you are now in a worse position because of it, you must continue reading and reach out to our New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about these cases and how our firm can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens when colon cancer goes undetected?

Colon cancer, not unlike other cancers, can rapidly progress and spread throughout the body if gone undetected. As you know, the sooner cancer is detected and treated, the better, and if your colon cancer went undetected as a result of your medical professional failing to run the proper tests, read test results correctly, or otherwise behaving in a negligent manner that caused your cancer to go unnoticed until it was too late, there is a very good chance that you will have a medical malpractice claim against your doctor.

Do I have a valid medical malpractice claim if my doctor failed to diagnose colon cancer?

When doctors face medical malpractice claims, oftentimes, they understand that their careers are at stake, which is why they will hire an aggressive team of attorneys to represent them and combat your claim. For this reason, you must hire an attorney who has significant experience effectively handling medical malpractice claims in New York State. To win a medical malpractice claim, you and your attorney will have to prove that you were the doctor’s patient and that the doctor owed you a duty of care. You will then have to prove that the doctor breached that duty of care through a negligent act, and that the breach of care caused your cancer to worsen, causing you, in turn, to sustain significant damages as a result.

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

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York State is, generally, 2.5 years, meaning that in most cases, you must not wait any longer than 2.5 years from the incident of malpractice to take legal action against the liable medical professional. Our firm is here to fight for your right to financial compensation today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.