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.
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