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Is it malpractice if a doctor does not order a biopsy to diagnose melanoma?

Yes, it may be malpractice if a doctor does not order a biopsy to diagnose melanoma. Biopsies are necessary to diagnose melanoma at an early state so that aggressive medical treatment can be made.  If a doctor does not order a biopsy, and due to the doctors failure to do so the patient has a delayed diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, negligence has occurred and that is considered malpractice.

A doctor is expected to understand the signs of melanoma and know when a biopsy should be ordered.  The failure of doctor to request a biopsy when the patient is showing signs of possible skin cancer can give rise to lawsuit against the physician.

Call today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. medical malpractice attorneys. We will obtain all of the medical records, personally review them, and then consult about your case with a board certified physician. We'll then tell you exactly what happened. If you have a medical malpractice case, we will start working on it immediately! Call today for a free, no obligation case review.

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