Time is of the essence when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. If you believe that your doctor has failed to diagnose your testicular cancer and this act has caused you to directly suffer significant damages, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. To learn more about taking legal action against your doctor, continue reading and contact our New York City diagnosis error attorney.
What can occur if testicular cancer goes undetected?
If testicular cancer goes undetected, this can result in the patient suffering significant consequences due to their doctor’s negligence. A late cancer diagnosis can result in the patient requiring more invasive procedures, an increased risk of death, and diminished quality of life. Cancer patients who receive a late diagnosis will face regular procedures, overwhelming medical bills, and lost wages on top of the emotional toll that cancer takes on an individual and their family.
Do I have a valid medical malpractice claim if my doctor failed to diagnose testicular cancer?
If you are looking to file a valid medical malpractice claim after your doctor failed to diagnose testicular cancer, you will first have to retain the services of an experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney. It is crucial to hire an attorney who has specific experience handling cases such as yours.
When a doctor faces a medical malpractice claim, they will often hire aggressive legal counsel to represent them to fight the claim. Their career is likely at risk and they will fight aggressively to combat this. This is why it is so important to hire an attorney who understands the ins and outs of medical malpractice claims and the best way to approach them.
You and your attorney will work to prove that you were the doctor’s patient, meaning they owed you a duty of care. Next, you and your attorney will work to prove that this duty of care was breached by the doctor in question’s negligence. Finally, you and your attorney will work to prove that this breach in care caused your cancer to worsen, resulting in your significant damages.
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 typically two and a half years. This means that you will have two and a half years from the date of the failure to diagnose your cancer to take legal action against your doctor. The sooner you are able to bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started with our firm today, give us a call to schedule your initial consultation.
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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. Contact our firm today.