My Doctor Didn’t Diagnose Skin Cancer. Can I Sue?

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Every day, people here in New York City trust all different kinds of physicians to adequately care for them and ensure their medical needs are met. For the most part, we’re very fortunate to live in a state with so many talented and competent medical professionals, but unfortunately, they don’t always do their jobs to the best of their ability, and patients suffer as a result. One of the most common physician errors is the failure to diagnose patients with cancer on time. One commonly-overlooked type of cancer is skin cancer. That said, if you believed your doctor failed to diagnose skin cancer timely, you may wonder if you have a valid medical malpractice claim against him or her. Please continue reading and reach out to an experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about whether you have a claim and how our firm can potentially help you through the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Do I have a valid lawsuit if my doctor failed to diagnose skin cancer properly?

If you can prove that your doctor fell below the standard of care by failing to diagnose skin cancer when another reasonable and qualified physician would have, there’s a strong chance you’ll have a valid medical professional claim against your doctor. However, you will need to prove that the act of malpractice caused you to incur significant damages, such as causing your cancer to progress, spread, and harm you further.

Is there anything I can do to increase my chances of winning a medical malpractice claim?

When faced with medical malpractice claims, physicians will often hire aggressive legal representation, as a medical malpractice lawsuit could mean the end of their medical career. For this reason, it’s so important that you do the same. Attorney Mark Bodner has significant experience representing clients who’ve been wronged by medical professionals over the years, and he’s prepared to put that experience to work for you. Our firm can assess medical records, have additional testing done, and do anything else needed to prove that your physician’s careless action or inaction was the direct cause of the damages you’ve incurred. Give us a call today so we can begin working on your case. Once we take your case, you will be our number one priority. We will fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled, every step of the way.


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