If you are someone who has recently discovered that you have lung cancer and you believe your doctor failed to diagnose it, there is a very good chance that you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that may arise on the road ahead. A failure to diagnose lung cancer initially can be devastating to a person, and doctors who could have diagnosed it but failed to should be held accountable. Lung cancer, in particular, can be extremely challenging for an individual to recover from if a doctor failed to recognize and treat it timely, which is why you now may be looking to hold that doctor liable. If this is the case for you, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about how our firm can assist you through the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Can I sue a doctor for neglecting to diagnose my lung cancer?
Proving medical malpractice is always a challenge, which is why you will need to hire an attorney with years of experience in the field. Once you hire your attorney, he will work to prove that you were your doctor’s patient and that he or she, therefore, owed you a duty of care. Your attorney must then prove that the doctor breached that duty of care, causing you to sustain significant damages. This is not always easy, as doctors frequently retain aggressive legal counsel to combat claims of this nature, which is why you must hire a qualified attorney who knows the ins and outs of lung cancer claims who will fight for your rights every step of that way. Attorney Bodner is that attorney.
What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York State?
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York is shorter than that of standard personal injury claims. In standard injury claims, the statute of limitations is three years, however, when it comes to medical malpractice claims, the statute of limitations is, generally, 2.5 years. This means that you cannot wait any longer than 2.5 years from the date of the negligent act to sue the doctor responsible. Our firm can begin the process today. All you have to do is ask.
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.