My Doctor Failed to Diagnose Prostate Cancer, Can I Sue?

Prostate cancer can become life-threatening if left untreated. If you believe that your doctor has failed to diagnose your prostate cancer, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. To learn more about filing a claim against your doctor for negligence, continue reading and reach out to our failure to diagnose cancer attorney in NYC. Our firm is prepared to assist you with your upcoming claim. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and how we can help.

What are the consequences of failing to diagnose prostate cancer?

When prostate cancer can be identified quickly, action can be taken as soon as possible, which means that the patient will have better chances of recovery. This is true for most cancers. Failure to diagnose prostate cancer in a timely manner can result in a longer recovery. This recovery may include invasive procedures and a lower survival rate. Undiagnosed cancer can also spread to other parts of the body.

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

First, you will have to retain the services of an experienced medical malpractice attorney in NYC who will assist you in filing a valid claim against your doctor who has failed to diagnose prostate cancer. Your attorney will work to prove that you were your doctor’s patient and that they owed you a duty of care. They will next work to prove that the doctor breached that duty of care by failing to diagnose your prostate cancer. Your attorney will also work to prove that an otherwise reasonable and competent medical professional would have detected cancer at this stage. Finally, your attorney will work to prove that this negligence led to your cancer worsening and you sustaining significant damages as a result.

What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is generally 2.5 years. This means that you will have 2.5 years from the date of the incident where your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer to file your claim against them. It is important to understand that the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is different than the standard personal injury claim statute of limitations which is generally 3 years in New York. It is best to begin working on filing your claim as soon as you realize that your physician made this error.

To get started as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced firm today. We are prepared to assist you in holding this doctor responsible for their negligent actions.


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.