Failure to Diagnose Skin Cancer
Attorneys Helping After a Failure to Diagnose Skin Cancer
Most skin cancers are curable if identified during the initial stages of the disease. Treatment of very early skin cancer is almost always performed in a doctor’s office and is rarely painful. However, if skin cancer is not identified and allowed to spread, the treatment can be invasive and painful. If left untreated altogether, skin cancer can be fatal.
Pennsylvania Delayed Diagnosis Lawyers
At Raizman Frischman & Rizza, P.C., our Pittsburgh lawyers are aggressive in pursuit of payment for clients whose skin cancer was undiagnosed or whose loved one died because of undiagnosed skin cancer. We handle a broad range of medical malpractice cases related to cancer and have the knowledge and resources to build strong claims for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other costs of the illness. Our attorneys will work hard to obtain full compensation for clients who were victimized by medical malpractice.
Examples of Medical Malpractice Related to Skin Cancer
Clients come to our law firm with stories of:
- A doctor failing to test patient-identified spots or changes in moles
- A physician failing to perform a shaved biopsy after looking at a suspicious mole or skin lesion
- A doctor failing to offer routine skin cancer screening to a patient with a family history or other indicators of increased skin cancer risk
- A pathologist failing to correctly interpret test results
- Misdiagnosis of the type of skin cancer
- Failure to aggressively treat identified skin cancer
- Failure to biopsy removed growths or moles
These types of medical malpractice may result in cancer spreading, sometimes to the point where treatment is unlikely to lead to a cure. Delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or failure to properly treat skin cancer can cause the patient to suffer more expensive, aggressive and painful treatment that requires greater recovery time. As a result, patients cannot return to work quickly and many experience significant wage loss. Our law firm addresses these concerns and others when filing a medical malpractice claim for a skin cancer patient.
Contact a Pittsburgh Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
If you or a loved one has had skin cancer that was untreated due to medical error, call an experienced medical malpractice attorney at 855-90-4INJURY to schedule your free initial consultation. Or send us an e-mail to learn about our experience with cases involving delayed skin cancer diagnosis.