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Melanoma Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney to File Lawsuit for Medical Malpractice

Melanoma skin cancer is the most dangerous skin cancer—so dangerous that one person dies of melanoma skin cancer hourly. More than 178,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer every year, and nearly 10,000 of people diagnosed die per year. Those diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer in early stages have a 99% five-year survival rate. Those who are treated more than 30 days after being diagnosed have a greater risk of losing their lives—the longer the time elapsed before treatment, the higher the risk of death.

Melanoma skin cancer, like all forms of cancer, must be treated in early stages to increase the likelihood of survival. Melanoma skin cancer misdiagnosis can prevent those suffering from the disease from receiving the urgent treatment necessary for survival. If a doctor’s negligence led to you being misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, and subsequently your condition worsening, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit for not detecting skin cancer.

Normandie Law Firm can help you sue the doctor or hospital for medical negligence. We are a law firm experienced in melanoma misdiagnosis lawsuits. Our skin cancer misdiagnosis attorneys have many years of experience handling the missed diagnosis of skin cancer all over California. You can find our attorneys anywhere in the following cities and counties: Fresno, Bakersfield, Modesto, Palmdale, Lancaster, Victorville, Riverside, Corona, San Bernardino, Fontana, Kern County, and Orange County. No matter where you live or in which city you were affected, our attorneys can help you.

Many people mistakenly believe that doctors and medical institutions are not subject to the law. Because of that, they believe that they cannot sue the hospital or file a claim for medical negligence against a doctor. However, all doctors and medical institutions can be sued. Our law firm has handled claims against many different hospitals across California. These hospitals include the following: Sonoma developmental Center, Porterville Developmental Center, Lanterman Developmental Center, Fairview Developmental Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center, LAC/USC Medical Center, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Fontana, Community Regional Medical Center-Fresno, Huntington Memorial Hospital, University of California Davis Medical Center, Stanford Hospital, San Francisco General Hospital, Methodist Hospital of Southern California, UCSF Medical Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Children Hospital of Los Angeles, and different Kaiser Permanente hospitals. Our attorneys will not hesitate to sue the hospital liable for your claim. We will file claims against Kaiser Permanente, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, or any other hospital in California.

To speak to a lawyer with experience in wrongful melanoma diagnosis, you must immediately contact our law firm. An experienced skin cancer attorney will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Whether you or your loved one were victims of the failure to detect skin cancer, our attorneys can help you sue the doctor and recover the compensation you deserve.

Symptoms of Melanoma Skin Cancer
What are the symptoms of melanoma skin cancer and why is it so easily misdiagnosed? Melanoma can make itself visible as a mole larger than a pencil-top eraser, a cluster of dark and shiny bumps, or dark spot with abnormal borders prone to bleeding and scabbing. Melanoma can also cause changes in existing moles. Signs of melanoma skin cancer include the following: asymmetry, abnormal borders, color changes, larger diameters, size, shape, elevation, bleeding, itching, and crusting. These signs are apparent on the skin, specifically on moles.

If a patient seeks medical attention with concerns of changes in his or her skin, doctors should immediately take action to diagnose the patient. To diagnose melanoma skin cancer, doctors must perform biopsies. The biopsies used to diagnosed melanoma include punch biopsy, excisional biopsy, and incisional biopsy. These tests can also determine the stage of melanoma skin cancer and the extent of the cancer. These tests are essential for beginning the proper treatment.

When melanoma skin cancer is diagnosed and treated in early stages, the skin affected can be removed and require no further treatment. When melanoma skin cancer is diagnosed in later stages, treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy.

Medical Negligence
Medical professionals have the duty to care for all patients. When patients seek assistance for specific symptoms, doctors must take the proper measures to make a diagnosis. Unfortunately, many doctors fail to make diagnoses and leave their patients without treatment. In melanoma skin cancer, treatment is essential in early stages, as it can require minimal treatment. When melanoma skin cancer is diagnosed in later stages, treatment options are extensive, and survival rates decrease. If your doctor did not perform the necessary tests to rule out skin cancer when you first showed symptoms, he or she might have been negligent. If you were later diagnosed with an advanced stage of melanoma skin cancer, you lost valuable time for treatment because of the negligence of your doctor. You have rights—you must immediately contact our attorneys to file a lawsuit against the doctor liable.

Compensation Available for Your Claim
If you file a claim against an oncologist, doctor, or hospital, you might be eligible to receive compensation. The type and amount of compensation you receive depends on the specific details of your claim. Some of the compensation you might be eligible to receive includes the following;

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damage

Many forms of compensation might apply to your claim. However, you might only be eligible to receive some of the compensation listed above. For example, if the skin cancer misdiagnosis did not result in death, you will not be eligible to receive compensation for funeral and burial costs. To learn more about the different types of compensation that might apply to your claim, you must immediately speak to our experienced attorneys. Our attorneys will evaluate your claim and give you information on the compensation you might receive as well as the value of your claim.

Normandie Law Firm Can Help You
Normandie Law Firm is a firm dedicated to helping those who have suffered a misdiagnosis of melanoma skin cancer. Melanoma skin cancer is one of the deadliest types of skin cancer. If treatment is not administered within the first three months, the risk of death increases to almost 50%. In cases in which melanoma skin cancer is diagnosed in early stages, there is a 99% survival rate. Unfortunately, medical malpractice and negligence can cut that rate in half. The delay in diagnosing melanoma skin cancer can prevent you or your loved one from receiving life-saving treatment in time. If your doctor failed to perform the proper screening after you sought medical attention for your symptoms, you might need to speak to a lawyer to sue a doctor for failure to diagnose melanoma. If your loved one lost his or her life because the doctor or hospital failed to diagnose and start treatment, you might have grounds to sue the doctor for wrongful death. You must immediately speak to our experienced attorneys.

Why do the victims of medical negligence and malpractice hesitate to seek legal assistance? Many people mistakenly believe that doctors and hospital are above the law; however, if your health is affected because of their negligence, you have the right to take legal action. At our law firm, we encourage every victim that has suffered from a melanoma skin cancer misdiagnosis to contact us and speak to our attorneys. Our law firm offers free consultations and free second opinions to everyone with a potential claim. During our free consultations, our attorneys are available to answer all questions and all concerns. Our attorneys will give you all the information you need to understand the legality of misdiagnosis and your rights to compensation. We guarantee that you will have the information necessary to start your legal process. If you already have an attorney with another law firm, you might be interested in how our free second opinions could benefit you and your claim. During our free second opinions, our attorneys are dedicated to filling the gaps of information left by incompetent attorneys. If your current attorney left you with more questions than answers, we guarantee that speaking to our attorneys will give you a thorough understanding of your legal situation and your claim—our attorneys will help you get your claim back on the right track. How can you benefit from our free consultations and free second opinions? Requesting a free consultation or a free second opinion is simple. Those interested in speaking to a melanoma skin cancer misdiagnosis lawyer must immediately contact our law firm. A helpful member of our legal team will assist with scheduling an appointment to speak to our attorneys at your earliest convenience.

Throughout the years, we have learned that many people with claims do not seek legal assistance because they fear the expense of legal fees. As mentioned above, our firm provides free consultations and free second opinions. Our free legal services are available through a Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our services. Our law firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will only pay legal fees if our attorneys successfully handle their claim. You will only pay legal fees when our attorneys help you recover the compensation you deserve. Do not hesitate to contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible.

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