My Doctor Failed to Diagnose Lung Cancer | Can I Sue?

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If you are someone who smokes or if you have noticed anything out of the ordinary, you likely have turned to a medical professional. Unfortunately, there are far too many cases where doctors have failed to diagnose lung cancer. If this has happened to you, this may have caused your cancer to worsen or spread. For this reason, you are likely looking to recover financial compensation to cover the cost of medical treatments, bills, and other damages associated with your doctor’s failure to diagnose.

Reach out to our experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney for assistance recovering your damages. Continue reading to learn more about filing a medical malpractice claim. Here are some questions you may have regarding the process:

Can I sue a doctor for failing to diagnose lung cancer?

You can take legal action against your doctor for failing to diagnose lung cancer. However, you will need the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney in your corner. Your attorney will be able to prove several factors to support your claim to recover the compensation you deserve.

Your attorney will have to demonstrate that you were the doctor’s patient and that they owed you a duty of care. They will next prove that the doctor failed to keep up this duty of care and has harmed you by failing to diagnose your cancer which has caused you significant damages as a result.

Our firm has helped countless individuals who have been victims of the failure to diagnose. We are prepared to take on your case today.

How long will I have to sue a doctor for medical malpractice in New York State?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is generally three years. However, when it comes to medical malpractice claims, the statute of limitations is generally two and a half years. This means that you will have two and a half years to file your claim after your doctor has failed to diagnose your cancer.

Waiting any longer than two and a half years will most likely result in you being permanently barred from suing. T0 get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our dedicated medical malpractice lawyer today. Our firm is prepared to assist you when you are ready.


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.