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Can I sue my doctor for not ordering a skin biopsy of a mole on my back?

Yes, you may be able to sue your doctor for not ordering a skin biopsy of a mole on your back.  A common basis for failure to diagnose skin cancer or delay in treatment is due to the doctor not ordering a biopsy of the mole.  If this scenario fits what you or your family member has experienced, you do have legal rights against the medical professional and you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Physicians are trained to screen patients for skin cancer.  Even during a routine physical exam, the doctor should be performing a head-to-toe inspection of the skin.  It is often during these routine exams, that a suspicious mole, freckle, or skin mark is observed. If a physician does not examine a patient fully resulting in serious injuries or harm to the patient, then the physician may be held liable.

In this type of lawsuit, it must be proven that the physician should have ordered the biopsy of the patient based upon the appearance of the skin condition. In addition, it must also be proven that the biopsy would have diagnosed melanoma and that a more favorable outcome to the patient would have resulted with earlier treatment.

If you suspect that you or someone you know has been the victim of medical malpractice from a doctor not ordering a skin biopsy of a mole contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 for a free consultation! We will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.

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