When Doctors Fail To Notice Skin Cancer

Skin cancer, particularly in the Southwest, is a rapidly growing cause of cancer. People will sometimes undergo specific tests for skin cancer, and there are times where early recognition, diagnosis and treatment are absolutely crucial. Oftentimes it's completely treatable if caught early, but can be fatal in a failed diagnosis.

At Steve German, A Law Firm, in Scottsdale, we offer a free consultation in cases of possible medical malpractice. Call 480-607-9166 to arrange a time to meet with us.

Melanoma is the most dangerous of skin cancers. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease and is caused by changes in melanocytes, cells that produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for pigment and color. A melanoma can appear on normal skin or begin as a mole, or on other areas where the appearance of the skin has changed. While it is not as common as other cancer types, it is steadily increasing.

Negligence can result from a physician who doesn't investigate an abnormality and thinks that a lesion is something else. Sometimes it can be a pathologist who doesn't look at a biopsy correctly.

Delay in diagnosis of melanoma or other types of skin cancers can mean the difference between a nearly certain chance of survival and a nearly certain chance of death.

Phoenix Melanoma Attorney

If you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed or a doctor failed to diagnose a skin disease/cancer, it is possible to seek damages through the legal system. We at Steve German, A Law Firm, have represented clients in some of the most serious and complex Arizona misdiagnosis cases and obtained millions of dollars in the process. We know that nothing can truly restore the faith in the medical community when this kind of misdiagnosis occurs and that the emotion can be overwhelming. We're ready to bring our experience as lawyers to help you and your family obtain the compensation to which you may be entitled under law.

To discuss misdiagnosis with one of our Scottsdale failure-to-diagnose skin cancer attorneys in a free initial consultation, call 480-607-9166 or email us here.