Delayed Melanoma Diagnosis Lawyers in Connecticut
Melanoma skin cancer occurs when there are abnormalities in melanocytes – the cells that produce the skin pigment melanin that protects the deeper layers of the skin. Our Connecticut melanoma medical malpractice lawyers at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers know what you or your loved one is going through because we’ve seen cases like yours.
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Was Your Doctor Negligent?
Almost always curable if found in its very early stages, malignant melanoma comprises a small percentage of all skin cancers, but is perhaps one of the most dangerous. It causes most skin cancer deaths, accounting for more than 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths each year. A delayed diagnosis of malignant melanoma can be life-threatening if your doctor or healthcare provider was negligent.
Some of the ways your doctor may have been negligent include:
- Failure to refer you to a dermatologist for further examination
- Failure to biopsy a mole
- Failure to biopsy lymph nodes if the cancer spread
- Failure to remove the entire melanoma, leaving malignant cells present
- Mistake in classifying a tumor
- Mistake by the pathologist in identifying cancerous tissue
Patients with a delayed diagnoses or missed diagnoses often do not receive the life-saving treatment they need in adequate time to increase their chances for survival.
Questions? Contact Carter Mario Injury Lawyers.
Our medical malpractice attorneys will do everything they can to help patients and families dealing with a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of malignant melanoma. Our team comprises a medical doctor and registered nurse who are also attorneys. We’re the only firm in Connecticut with this type of medical and legal expertise on staff. We make ourselves available to our clients 24/7 and handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.
For high-caliber legal representation, get in touch with us today.