Among the Best Skin Cancer Lawyers in New York
Skin cancer is an increasingly common form of cancer. While skin cancer
can be very responsive to treatment if it is detected at an early stage,
like many other types of cancer, the prognosis changes if the cancer is
not diagnosed before it reaches a late stage.
Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer. If caught early and treated,
it is almost completely curable. According to
Medicine.net, spots suspicious for melanoma usually show one or more of the following
symptoms and signs (the
Color changes or too many colors in one mole,
Diameter more than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser).
Some now add a fifth letter:
Evolving, or changing over time.
Self-inspection of moles or suspicious areas often results in early detection.
Typically, a patient will notice a mole that looks "different"
and brings it to the attention of their dermatologist or primary care
doctor, who will then perform a skin inspection. These physicians are
required to carefully inspect the skin to determine if the mole is suspicious
and needs further testing.
Medical malpractice cases in this area often involve a doctor failing to
order a biopsy of a suspicious mole. When this happens, a patient may
not receive treatment early enough to stop the spread of the cancer. If
discovered early, a precancerous mole can be removed before it metastasizes
and spreads through the lymph system to other tissues in your body. Malignant
melanoma is one of the most aggressive and life-threatening forms of skin
cancer. Early diagnosis can truly make the difference between life and
death. A mole or lesion that is not properly biopsied can grow to a size
that is significantly more dangerous or can metastasize.
Experienced New York Skin Cancer Attorneys
Due to the complex nature of skin cancer and medical malpractice cases,
it is important that injured patients seek the counsel of a skilled medical
malpractice attorney. A skilled lawyer will investigate the conditions
that led to a patient's injury, use medical experts to help gather
and review the records surrounding the injury, accurately evaluate the
monetary damages suffered by the patient, and pursue maximum compensation
if the injured patient has a valid claim.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our medical malpractice attorneys
use a process with a history of success for handling failure to diagnose
cancer claims. We hire trusted medical experts who assist us in gathering
and reviewing medical records and other evidence. We use the information
obtained by our experts to determine the doctor's role in our client's
injury. When the evidence suggests our client has a valid claim, we will
file a lawsuit to recoup any damages they may have suffered. If the case
goes to trial our experts will testify on our client's behalf to help
prove the doctors acted negligently.
We Handle Wrongful Death Claims for Skin Cancer Misdiagnoses
When cancer causes a patient's death, their family may have grounds
to file a wrongful death lawsuit if the cancer was misdiagnosed. While
the loss of a loved one can cause immense emotional pain, it can also
put their surviving family in a serious financial bind. As a result, a
wrongful death lawsuit can provide families of deceased patients with
compensation for loss of income, medical bills incurred before death,
and funeral costs. Furthermore, the deceased individual's family can
recover compensation for a number of non-economic damages, such as pain
and suffering the victim endured before death, loss of consortium, and
loss of parental guidance. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool
our wrongful death lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help alleviate
the financial burden placed upon the families of deceased patients. Our
attorneys have been defending the rights of victim's families for
over 50 years. Our knowledge and resources has led to numerous multi-million
Has cancer killed or injured a loved one? Was their cancer initially misdiagnosed
by a medical professional? If so, you may be able to file a wrongful death
lawsuit against the doctor responsible for the misdiagnosis. For a free
review of your legal options, fill out our case review form or call 212-406-1700.