My Doctor Failed to Diagnose My Breast Cancer | Now What?

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Breast cancer is a common type of cancer that can be successfully treated in its early stages. Unfortunately, though, far too often the signs of the cancer are missed due to medical negligence, making it more difficult to treat. If your doctor neglected to identify and properly treat your breast cancer in a timely manner, continue reading to learn how an experienced failure to diagnose breast cancer attorney in NYC at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. can fight for the justice and financial compensation that you rightfully deserve.

What types of medical negligence can lead to the failure to diagnose breast cancer?

Some ways in which your doctor may have deviated from the standard of care and ultimately failed to diagnose your breast cancer are as follows:

  • They failed to order the proper tests.
  • They failed to heed your complaints.
  • They misinterpreted your test results.
  • They delayed referring you to a medical specialist.

If any of these incidents happened to you, it is important that you seek immediate representation from a failure to diagnose cancer attorney in NYC today.

What are the consequences of a missed breast cancer diagnosis?

Quite literally, your life depends on how early your breast cancer diagnosis is made. Failure to do so can lead to devastating effects, such as the following:

  • Diminished quality of life.
  • Participation in more invasive and/or frequent procedures.
  • The higher risk of death. And if death occurs, the family is left behind with a loss of financial support, loss of inheritance, leftover medical expenses, funeral expenses, etc.
  • Adaptation to a new way of living.
  • Expensive medical bills and/or lost wages.
  • The possibility of permanent disability or chronic pain and suffering.
  • The need to employ a medical professional to aid in the recovery process.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim for a missed breast cancer diagnosis?

If you were harmed due to a delayed breast cancer diagnosis, you must make it a point to file your medical malpractice claim as soon as your illness gets noticed. In the state of New York, the statute of limitations for most medical malpractice claims is 2.5 years from the date your missed diagnosis occurred or the date your breast cancer became apparent. To make this first step towards justice, do not hesitate in reaching out to a seasoned New York City medical malpractice attorney 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. Contact us today.