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Misread Biopsy Slide Causes Melanoma Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis

Our medical malpractice lawyers handle cases involving misread biopsy slides by a pathologist, physician, or lab.  The failure to properly read the biopsy slides of a patient can have serious consequences, including the crucial delay in diagnosing skin cancer or missed melanoma cancer diagnosis. This type of negligence can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Biopsy slides have a key role in decisions made about the diagnosis and treatment of a patient with a suspicions mole or skin condition.   Unfortunately, it is often reported that a pathologist or lab technician misread a biopsy slide for a patient with melanoma skin cancer.  When a slide is misread, it can lead to significant damages to a patient, even death. 

A misread biopsy slide can have devastating consequences.  A patient who may already be suffering from some type of skin cancer may miss their chance for early detection of the disease or go completely diagnosed altogether.   This can result in the delay in the cancer treatment necessary to kill the cancer cells or other treatment needed for the skin cancer.

If you or your loved one had a missed skin cancer diagnosis due to a misread biopsy slides, 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 skin biopsy slides 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.  These cases can be quite complex and require the experience and knowledge of a qualified medical malpractice attorney. Call now for your free, legal consultation and we will determine whether or not you have a possible medical malpractice claim.

Lawrence J. Buckfire
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