Can I Sue my Doctor for Not Finding Cancer?

We trust our doctors to do their jobs both competently, honestly, and carefully. Fortunately, our country is home to some of the most skilled doctors in the world. However, in some cases, doctors fail to diagnose patients, and if you are someone with cancer that went undiagnosed, you most likely now require financial compensation to help you with treatments, lost wages, and any other damages you have incurred as a result of that doctor’s negligence. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Middlesex County medical malpractice attorney to learn more about how we can help you.

What are some ways that doctors fail to find cancer?

The unfortunate reality is that failing to diagnose a patient is perhaps the most common type of medical malpractice lawsuit. Some of the most common reasons doctors fail to diagnose patients include failing to listen to patients’ complaints of pain or discomfort, neglecting to order or conduct all the necessary tests, misinterpreting test results, and failing to refer patients to specialists when they need them. No matter the cause of your doctor failing to diagnose cancer, it is simply inexcusable.

What happens if a doctor fails to diagnose cancer?

When a doctor fails to diagnose cancer at an early stage, it can progress–and rapidly, resulting in further complications, and, in the worst cases, it can be fatal. Unfortunately, this happens more than we’d like to admit, and if you are now feeling the effects of a missed cancer diagnosis, you may qualify for compensation.

What are some of the most common types of undiagnosed cancer?

Certain cancers are a bit more sneaky than others, making them among the most commonly undiagnosed. Some of the most frequently-missed cancers include lung cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, and a few others.

How long will I have to sue a doctor for failing to diagnose cancer?

If your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. However, you should bear in mind that in New Jersey, individuals only have a certain amount of time to take legal action against their negligent doctors. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New Jersey is two years, which means you will have two years from the date the cause of action occurred. Our firm is ready to fight for your rights–all you have to do is ask.

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