What Happens When a Doctor Misdiagnoses Prostate Cancer?

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Cancer is a devastating disease that millions of Americans go through every single year. Fortunately, in its earlier stages, cancer is treatable, as long as it’s detected timely, however, when a doctor fails to notice cancer developing or warning signs of potential cancer in the future, it can have drastic impacts on a person. Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that affects more than three million men per year, and unfortunately, many of those people have to suffer extensively due to acts of medical malpractice. If you’re looking to sue your doctor for a failure to diagnose prostate cancer, our New York City medical malpractice attorney聽is here to help. Continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more about what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the effects of failing to diagnose prostate cancer?

There is a wide range of ways in which a person can suffer after their doctor failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed prostate cancer. Without the necessary treatments, the cancer can worsen, spread throughout the body, and ultimately become untreatable. In the worst cases, this can even lead to the death of a patient. There are various warning signs doctors need to be aware of, and if you can prove that your doctor failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed your cancer and another reasonable physician would have properly and timely diagnosed it, there’s a strong chance you’ll have a valid medical malpractice claim against your physician.

What do I need to do if my doctor failed to diagnose my cancer?

If you believe your cancer was ignored or incorrectly diagnosed, the most important thing you can do (after getting the necessary medical treatment to correct or stave off the cancer) is speak with a competent attorney who has significant experience in the medical malpractice realm. Our legal team can assess the circumstances of your case, and, from there, fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled via a medical malpractice claim.

How much time do I have to file a medical malpractice claim?

In New York State, you will likely have 2.5 years from the date the act of malpractice occurred to file your medical malpractice claim. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to sue–our firm is prepared to assist you today. You just need to pick up the phone and give us a call.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process.聽Contact聽us聽today.