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Can I sue a pathologist or lab for misreading my skin biopsy slide?

Yes, you may be able to sue a pathologist or lab for misreading your skin biopsy slide if that misread caused you to suffer serious injuries or harm, including delayed cancer treatment. If this type of negligence has taken place, the type of lawsuit that can be pursued is called a medical malpractice lawsuit.

A misread skin biopsy slide can be very detrimental, even deadly to a patient. This is because 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 undiagnosed altogether. In these types of cases, the patient must not only prove that the physician, pathologist, or lab misread the skin biopsy slide, but also that a proper and timely diagnosis would have resulted in a better medical outcome. That is, with a proper diagnosis, the patient could have received appropriate treatment and avoided additional injury and possible spreading of the disease. 

Call today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. medical malpractice attorneys.  These cases can be quite complex and require the experience and knowledge of a qualified medical malpractice attorney. Call now for your free, legal consultation and we will determine whether or not you have a possible medical malpractice claim. We also offer a No Win, No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your case.  Even if you think your case does not quite qualify, call us now and we will help you determine your legal rights.

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