Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim if My Doctor Failed to Diagnose Lung Cancer?


When a doctor fails to diagnose lung cancer, it can have detrimental impacts on an individual’s health. Unfortunately, this happens more often than any of us would like to admit, though if it has happened to you, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills and more. Oftentimes, in these cases, medical professionals will hire a team of legal experts to fight your claim, as their professions are often on the line. This is why you must also hire a knowledgeable Texas medical malpractice attorney who can fight to prove your malpractice claim. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens when a doctor fails to diagnose lung cancer?

As you may know, cancer is always best treated sooner, rather than later, and if your doctor failed to diagnose your lung cancer when signs of cancer were apparent, there is a very good chance that your cancer and condition drastically worsened as a result. The failure to diagnose cancer often makes it so certain treatments that may have been effective are no longer possible, resulting in devastating outcomes for those suffering from lung cancer. If this has happened to you, you are most likely now looking to file a medical malpractice claim against your negligent doctor.

How do I win a medical malpractice claim?

To win a medical malpractice claim, you and your Texas personal injury attorney will have to prove several things. First, you must prove that you were the medical professional’s patient, and that the medical professional, therefore, owed you a duty of care. You must then prove that through a negligent act, your medical professional failed to detect your lung cancer, causing your condition to worsen and you sustaining significant damages as a result. As long as we can prove as much, you should have a valid medical malpractice claim.

How long will I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Texas?

In most cases, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Texas is, generally, two years, meaning that you will, generally, have two years from the date of the incident to take legal action against the medical professional in question. Waiting any longer than two years, in most circumstances, will potentially bar you from taking legal action altogether. Our firm is ready to help you today.


If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.

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