Our medical malpractice lawyers handle cases involving misread biopsy slides by a pathologist, physician, or lab. The failure to properly read the biopsy slides of a patient can have serious consequences, including the crucial delay in diagnosing skin cancer or missed melanoma cancer diagnosis. This type of negligence can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Biopsy Interpretation Errors
Biopsy slides have a key role in decisions made about the diagnosis and treatment of a patient with a suspicious mole or skin condition. Unfortunately, it is often reported that a pathologist or lab technician misread a biopsy slide for a patient with melanoma skin cancer. When a slide is misread or the cancer is not diagnosed, it can lead to significant damages to a patient, even death.
A misread biopsy slide can have devastating consequences. A patient who may already be suffering from some type of skin cancer may miss their chance for early detection of the disease or go completely diagnosed altogether. This can result in the delay in the cancer treatment necessary to kill the cancer cells or other treatment needed for skin cancer.
Not Communicating Positive Biopsy Findings
A major medical mistake occurs when a biopsy is properly interpreted for skin cancer but the results are either not communicated to the referring doctor or the patient. This can be tragic because the patient believes that the biopsy was normal and he or she is cancer-free. However, the cancer was present and was not being treated due to the lack of communication between doctors or physician and patient.
Filing a Biopsy Cancer Malpractice Lawsuit
If you or your loved one had a missed skin cancer diagnosis due to a misread biopsy slides, you should contact our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers today to discuss your case. A patient who suffers harm due to medical negligence can file a lawsuit demanding compensation for the harm and losses caused by the mistakes.
Lawsuits demand settlement payouts for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, loss of income, medical bills and other compensation. In the event of death, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death case demanding compensation resulting from the loss of the loved one.
Contact Our Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
Call today to speak with one of our top-rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. medical malpractice attorneys. These cases are complex and require the experience and knowledge of a qualified lawyer. We will obtain all of your records and lab studies and determine if you have a winning case.
It costs you nothing to get started on your case and there are no legal fees unless you win a settlement. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing!
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