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Misread Biopsy Report Delays Skin Cancer Treatment

At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our medical malpractice attorneys are experienced in handling claims involving the delay of skin cancer treatment to a patient due to a misread biopsy report.  This type of cancer malpractice lawsuit is very complex and requires the expertise and knowledge of an experienced and qualified attorney.

A biopsy report is the document that contains the findings of the biopsy taken from the skin of a patient when there is a suspicion of skin cancer by the physician.  The report is created by a pathologist after reviewing the biopsy under a microscope.  The accurate findings of the biopsy are essential for making a timely diagnosis of skin cancer and commencing necessary and prompt treatment.  The requesting physician is required to read the report and make proper recommendation. 

Physicians and medical professionals should be properly trained to read biopsy reports and issue a correct diagnosis. Patients expect doctors to properly read these pathology reports so that they are diagnosed correctly or in time so that the proper treatment may be implemented.  Misread pathology reports or failure to properly read a pathology report can lead to a delay in cancer diagnosis, and therefore delay in treatment. Delay in treatment to a skin cancer patient can be a harmful and sometimes a deadly combination. Early detection and diagnosis often times is key in battling this disease so that treatment is implemented as soon as possible.

When a patient’s pathology report is misread and there is a delay in cancer treatment, the patient can often file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent medical provider.  In this type of lawsuit, it must be proven that the physician did misread the pathology report, and due to this error there was a delay in your skin cancer treatment.  In addition to proving the medical error, it must also be proven that if the pathology report had not been misread, a more favorable outcome to the patient would have resulted.

If you or your loved one had a delay in cancer treatment due to a misread biopsy report, you should contact our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers today to discuss your case. Patients who suffer serious harm due to the failure to properly read a biopsy report can pursue a case against the negligent medical professional. In cases involving death, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Call today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys.  We will represent you in your medical malpractice claim under our No Win No Fee Promise. This means that there are no legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your case. Call now for your free, no obligation consultation!

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