$350,000 Settlement for Failure to Diagnosis Skin Cancer
A settlement of $350,000 was recently obtained by medical malpractice lawyer Joseph Sullivan for a woman whose Brooklyn dermatologist gave her the incorrect results of a biopsy of a mole on her forehead. She was told by the office staff that the biopsy was normal, when in fact it showed she had a basal cell carcinoma. When the mole began to rapidly grow, she saw another dermatologist, who made the correct diagnosis. Thankfully, the cancer had not spread and she was able to have it completely removed with Mohs surgery by a Manhattan surgeon. Today, she is cancer free. However, the surgery left scars on her forehead, which Sullivan & Brill successfully argued she would not have been left with had the cancer been immediately diagnosed and removed.
The failure to diagnose cancer leads to thousands of serious injuries and deaths every year. If you or a loved one has been injured by this type of medical malpractice, Sullivan & Brill can help you. For a free consultation, call (646) 741-3884 or fill out the form to the left and an experienced medical malpractice lawyer will call you.
Practice area(s): Medical Malpractice