Scottsdale Melanoma Misdiagnosis Lawyers
Many types of skin cancer are treatable if diagnosed and treated early. However, when skin cancer is misdiagnosed or if there is a delay in diagnosis, the disease can dangerously progress — sometimes beyond the point where treatment is effective.
If your doctor or dermatologist failed to diagnose skin cancer and your cancer spread, you should consult a medical malpractice attorney. You may have legal recourse if you were the victim of a medical mistake. You may be eligible for compensation if you have been affected or if you have lost a loved one.
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When Skin Cancer Progresses Unnecessarily
Examples of medical negligence that could lead to a failure to diagnose skin cancer include:
- Failing to order a biopsy of a mole
- Freezing off a mole without ordering a biopsy
- Removing a lesion or mole inadequately
- Failing to refer a patient to a dermatologist or specialist
- Misreading pathology slides
If your doctor told you that your mole was normal and you later found out that you had melanoma or another type of skin cancer, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Your cancer may have spread unnecessarily. We will work with medical experts to determine if your mole or lesion was inadequately removed, if your doctor misdiagnosed your cancer, or if your pathology slides were misread. If we discover that a medical error contributed to the advancement of your cancer, we will help you pursue a claim against your doctor. If a loved one died unnecessarily, we will help you pursue a wrongful death claim
Scottsdale Melanoma Misdiagnosis Attorney
Free initial consultation. To learn more about your legal options after a failure to diagnose skin cancer, contact our Arizona law office today.