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What You Need to Know About Misdiagnosis of Skin Cancer and Medical Malpractice?

Unfortunately, one of the most common types of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis, in which a doctor should have diagnosed you with a condition, but fails to do so or gives you a diagnosis that is not in line with your actual medical condition. This can have significant repercussions for a patient who may even go and get treatment for the incorrect condition, thereby missing out on the opportunity to receive the appropriate treatment for the patient’s actual condition. In more moderate situations, this may not come with significant cost. However, in a cancer misdiagnosis, the patient may miss out on imperative frequent opportunities that could eliminate or reduce the implications of the cancer.

Skin Cancer: An All Too Serious Diagnosis
Skin cancer is one of the most frequent kinds of misdiagnosis in the medical community. This is extremely problematic because skin cancer is also the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. The three most common kinds of skin cancer across the country include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

Skin Cancer Facts
Most diagnoses cases of skin cancers are associated with basal cell carcinomas, which in and of themselves are not dangerous outright. Many of these can be noncancerous for years and not lead to a diagnosis as they rarely metastasize. Squamous cell carcinomas, however, have a higher, although relatively low, in comparison to other danger of metastasizing.

These cancers are easily treatable when discovered, and over two million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with these each year. However, melanoma is the most significant form of skin cancer and can easily be fatal. If it metastasizes quickly, the chances of surviving are extremely low.

This is why it is important for anyone engaged in the process of helping a patient with a potential skin cancer diagnosis to do all of the right diagnostic steps and tests to insure whether or not the patient has a concern that needs to be addressed immediately. Skin cancer is frequently misdiagnosed because it can have so many different forms or looks. Skin cancers can be associated with flat or raised areas of the skin, can be unpigmented or pigmented, and can look like a minor blemish or like a sore, in addition to having vague or clear borders. Physicians might misdiagnose skin cancers as other skin conditions like eczema, acne, psoriasis, or cysts.

The Primary Care Provider and the Specialist’s Role
As a result of the struggles of diagnosing this serious condition, a primary care doctor should always send the patient out to a dermatologist in order to get a clear diagnosis. The majority of skin cancer misdiagnoses in the United States are associated with a primary care physician’s attempt to handle the skin cancer or potential diagnosis by themselves. This could be classified as medical malpractice if the primary care physician should have referred the patient to a specialist in the form of a dermatologist.

Even a dermatologist, however, can misdiagnose skin cancer. They might not get a large sample. They may make an error during the biopsy, and in certain situations, the pathologist may not even have enough appropriate tissue samples to manage the situation.

Even in situations where the pathologist does have an adequate tissue sample, the pathologist could even misread biopsy results or the specialist might not understand the full implications of the pathologist report. Medical malpractice cases may be filed by those patients who have been misdiagnosed and have suffered the consequences. You need to consult with an experienced Maryland medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible after you discover the situation. Consulting with a lawyer is the best way to protect yourself in this situation and to increase your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries.

A lawyer can help you determine the next steps, which might include filing a medical malpractice case. This may be your only way to recover compensation associated with a serious injury or misdiagnosis case. Skin cancer can be deadly, and while it can be overwhelming to realize that your doctor made a mistake, taking action sooner rather than later can allow you to focus on recovery.
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