Hearing the news that you have testicular cancer is nothing short of devastating. But what might be even more devastating is hearing that your cancer goes undiagnosed for too long, making treatment options slimmer and slimmer. Follow along to find out what happens if your testicular cancer goes undetected and how a proficient failure to diagnose testicular cancer attorney at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. can work on your behalf in holding the negligent medical professional accountable.
What happens if a medical professional fails to detect my testicular cancer?
First of all, testicular cancer is a type of cancer in the male organs that make male hormones. Necessary treatments for this type of cancer may include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. And if your medical professional fails to detect your testicular cancer promptly, then you may suffer from any or all of the following consequences:
- Pain and suffering from undergoing unnecessary medical procedures.
- Pain and suffering from taking unnecessary medications.
- More frequent procedures due to a delayed diagnosis.
- More invasive procedures due to a delayed diagnosis.
- An increased risk of death due to a delayed diagnosis.
- An increased medical bill due to an unnecessarily prolonged treatment plan.
- An increased time away from earning wages due to an unnecessarily prolonged treatment plan.
- An increased physical and emotional toll due to an unnecessarily prolonged treatment plan.
What should I do if my testicular cancer goes undetected?
It is unacceptable for your testicular cancer to go undetected for so long, especially if you made continual efforts to be healed. In a case like this, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim. And to confirm that your medical professional was practicing medical malpractice, you should consider the following:
- You sought out your medical professional so you can be healed.
- Your medical professional owed you a duty of care.
- Your medical professional breached this duty of care by failing to meet the standard established by their peers in the same field.
- Your testicular cancer went undetected as a direct result of your medical professional’s breach of their duty of care.
What is my deadline for filing a claim?
Understandably, you are likely focusing on making up for lost time and treating your cancer. However, if you are interested in taking legal action against the at-fault medical professional, then you must keep in mind that you only have a small window of opportunity to do so.
That is, the deadline, otherwise known as the statute of limitations, for filing a medical malpractice claim in New York State is typically two and half years from the date of your incident. Otherwise, you will be permanently barred from suing. So, to kickstart your claim, contact a talented New York diagnosis error attorney today.