Skin Cancer And Malignant Melanoma Misdiagnosis
Colorado has one of the highest rates of skin cancer and malignant melanoma in the world. Due to Colorado’s high altitude, individuals of all ages are more at risk for developing skin cancer here than in other areas. One particularly deadly type of skin cancer is called malignant melanoma. However, even malignant melanoma is curable if a timely diagnosis is made.
- Have you or a loved one been wrongly diagnosed when you actually had skin cancer?
- Were you treated for skin cancer, but your physician failed to remove the entire affected area?
When Skin Cancer Is Not Diagnosed
Many people are wrongly diagnosed by doctors who have failed to recognize skin cancer. Whether there was a misdiagnosis from the beginning, or the diagnosis was accurate, but doctors failed to remove enough of the affected area, patients suffer from the errors.
Many doctors are failing to diagnose skin cancer and failing 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 they don’t remove the “margins,” or the tissue surrounding the cancer that may also be affected.
Skin cancer, including malignant melanoma, is highly curable if it is diagnosed in its early stages. If a diagnosis is made late, the prognosis for survival is grim. Skin cancer affects people of all ages, not just the elderly. Our firm has handled many skin cancer cases involving patients in their 20s and 30s.
Attorney And Physician Dennis Mahoney, M.D.
The lawyers of The Mahoney Law Firm, P.C., practice exclusively in medical malpractice law. Lead attorney Dennis Mahoney is also a licensed obstetrician. By understanding the legal and medical components of a medical malpractice case, he is able to seek maximum compensation for clients dealing with the misdiagnosis or lack of diagnosis of skin cancer.