Yes, it may be considered medical malpractice if a biopsy slide is misread for melanoma skin cancer and due to that misread the patient had an untimely diagnosis. With diseases, such as skin cancer, timely diagnosis is key and often results in a better outcome to the patient. Physicians and medical professionals should be properly trained to read a slide. When they do not, and as a result there is a delay in melanoma skin cancer treatment, the doctor has committed negligence, and this is considered medical malpractice.
The failure to properly read the biopsy slides of a patient can have serious consequences including: obtaining the necessary treatment to kill the cancer cells or other treatment needed for the skin cancer before serious injury or death occurs.
If you suspect that you or your loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice because of a misread biopsy slide for melanoma skin cancer, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the Get Help Now box to the right of this page and “Click to Submit.” Our experience attorneys will get back to you shortly.