My Doctor Missed My Colon Cancer. What Should I Do?

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If you are someone who recently trusted your doctor to provide you with the standard of care you deserve, only to find that he or she missed colon cancer and you now have to pay the price, you need a New York City medical malpractice attorney who is prepared to fight for the compensation you need. When colon cancer goes undiagnosed, much like other types of cancer, it can spread, and people can become significantly more ill as a result. In some cases, cancer can spread to a point where it’s irreversible and there is very little medical professionals can do to improve your condition. The bottom line, however, is that if you were wrongfully harmed as a direct result of your doctor missing your colon cancer, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Read on and contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What can I do if my doctor missed my colon cancer?

If your doctor missed your colon cancer, caused your condition to worsen, and you suffered significant damages as a result, you need to hire a competent medical malpractice lawyer who can effectively gather and present evidence to prove as much. If we can prove that your doctor fell below the medical standard of care, missed your cancer, and that another reasonable physician wouldn’t have made that mistake, you should receive the financial compensation to which you are entitled.

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

Those harmed due to delayed diagnoses must make it a point to file their medical malpractice claim as soon as the cancer comes to light. The statute of limitations for most medical malpractice claims in New York State is 2.5 years. This means that those who wait longer than 2.5 years from the date the missed diagnosis occurred or the date the cancer became apparent to take legal action. Don’t make the mistake of waiting past this deadline. We can begin the claims process on your behalf today. You just have to pick up the phone and give us a call so we can start fighting.


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.