The treatment of cancer, including skin cancer, needs to begin as soon as possible to be the most effective. This also necessitates a timely, correct diagnosis. Delays in recognizing the symptoms of skin cancer can result in cells metastasizing throughout the region, often resulting in radical surgical treatment and possible death. The failure to properly evaluate a biopsy or pathology report, or recognize other symptoms, may be considered medical negligence.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with skin cancer and you believe your doctor failed to follow the proper steps of diagnosis, talk to an attorney on the medical negligence litigation team at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., in Manhattan. We are recognized among New York City's leading personal injury law firms. We provide more than four decades of knowledge, skill and experience handling medical malpractice claims involving delayed diagnosis of cancer and other serious medical conditions.
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Skin cancer, including melanoma, is highly curable if it is diagnosed in its early stages. If a diagnosis is made late, it may result in complications, additional procedures or death in the worst cases. Skin cancer affects people of all ages, not only the elderly.
Many doctors fail to diagnose skin cancer and fail to send their patients on to dermatologists and other specialists. Even if a doctor accurately diagnoses skin cancer and removes an area of skin, many times he or she does not remove the "margins," or the tissue surrounding the cancer that may also be affected.
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