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Failure to diagnose skin cancer: can you sue?

Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis is a valid medical malpractice claim. This post will go over the nuance of medical malpractice claims for missing a skin cancer diagnosis. It requires you to prove the same elements as you would in any other malpractice suit, except this time, the negligence is that the doctor missed something critical that another doctor would have discovered. Furthermore, you must prove that if that doctor had caught it, you would have had a reduced or preventable injury.

Skin cancer is one of those scary diseases that, if left untreated, can quickly spiral out of control. Therefore, it is critical that doctors catch it early so they can begin treatment. Failure to catch skin cancer in time could result in serious or even fatal consequences.

Misdiagnosis claims, while provable, require you to establish the absence of an action. In this case, that means proving that you did have a disease and the doctor did not diagnose or address it. For misdiagnosis claims, you can sue the doctor and all of the other medical institutions and professionals involved. The theory is that everyone is involved in the diagnosis, not just the doctor.

If you believe your doctor failed to diagnose skin cancer, then you may want to call a lawyer. As established above, proving a valid claim for medical malpractice for misdiagnosis is another variant of the personal injury suit. These claims are not any harder or easier than a different medical malpractice suit. An attorney can go over the specific requirements of your claim and advise you of the various methods to pursue compensation. You don't need to go through this alone; a lawyer can help.

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