What Should I Do if My Doctor Failed to Diagnose My Renal Cancer?

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Renal cancer, just like all other types of cancer, is best treated when detected early on. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. As you may know, renal cancer is essentially cancer of the kidneys. Some of the most common signs of renal cancer include blood in the urine and a lump in the abdomen, but there are other tell-tale signs of renal cancer as well. That said, if your doctor failed to diagnose your renal cancer in a timely matter (or at all) and you’ve been harmed as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Our seasoned New York City medical malpractice attorney is here to help you pursue the compensation you need. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens when a doctor fails to diagnose renal cancer?

Failure to diagnose renal cancer can be devastating. Typically, when a doctor misses renal cancer, the cancer may worsen and spread throughout the body. Sometimes, the cancer will spread so significantly that there are few options left to treat it. Unfortunately, doctors are often responsible for incorrectly diagnosing renal cancer, or failing to detect and diagnose it altogether.

What should I do?

If you believe your doctor should have noticed your cancer and that another physician would have, there’s a strong chance you’ll have a valid medical malpractice claim against the physician in question. However, you should never try to pursue this compensation on your own. Our legal team has decades of experience representing victims of medical malpractice and negligence, and we have the knowledge and skill it takes to effectively gather and present all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your medical malpractice claim. As long as we can prove you were harmed as a direct result of your physician’s negligence, you should receive compensation to help offset some of the physical, financial, and emotional burdens you’ve incurred.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim?

Here in New York State, victims of medical malpractice are required to file their claim within 2.5 years of the date the malpractice occurred. That said, it’s always best to reach out to a competent medical malpractice lawyer as soon as you can. The sooner you speak with us, the sooner we can get working on your case.


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.