Pittsburgh Lawyers Representing Victims Of Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis
Skin cancer (the medical term is "melanoma") is one of the most common forms of cancer. Highly treatable if discovered early, malignant skin cancer is a deadly disease once it grows into the lymph system and spreads to other parts of the body.
I'm attorney John Gismondi, founder of Gismondi & Associates. We are lawyers who represent families in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania who have suffered losses because of a medical professional failure to diagnose their skin cancer early enough to successfully treat it. A powerful lawsuit can provide full and complete compensation for you, and it can also send a strong message that will help to prevent some other person from being injured by a similar mistake or accident.
Diagnosis Of Your Skin Cancer
Each year, approximately 160,000 cases of melanoma are diagnosed worldwide. Risk factors for melanoma are sun exposure and a family history. Regular inspection of the skin for moles is key to detection. Normal moles are small, symmetrical, and usually brown in color whereas cancerous moles have irregular shape, are multicolored, and may grow over time.
With environmental factors such as global warming and the thinning of the ozone layer, skin cancer is an increasing health concern. Doctors should carefully inspect your skin during checkups and take samples of suspicious blemishes or growths. Those samples are then reviewed under a microscope by a dermatologist or a pathologist.
If detected early, skin cancer is nearly 100 percent curable by cutting away the precancerous tissue. Sadly, some people develop advanced skin melanomas due to misdiagnosis by physicians or when labs fail to properly inspect moles or skin samples under the microscope.
A Lawsuit Provides Compensation ... And More
We wish that we could turn back the hands of time and undo what has happened to you or your family. Unfortunately, no lawyer has that power. However, with a successful lawsuit we can reduce the burdens you face by obtaining full and complete compensation for everything that you have experienced as a result of your injury or the death of a family member ... mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and perhaps most importantly, the loss of the relationship and companionship of a loved one.
We will also fight for compensation to cover everything that you may face in the future. Failure to diagnose cancer cases often involve long-term needs for things such as future surgeries, specialized equipment, personal attendant care and much more. Our goal is to provide full compensation for all of those needs so that you or your loved one can enjoy the very best quality of life possible and make the most of a difficult situation. After all, that is the least that you are entitled to.
Aside from providing you with full and complete compensation, a lawsuit can do one other very important thing: It can force changes to be made by the doctor or hospital that caused the injury to you or a loved one so that no other person or family has to go through what you have.
Our Experience With Skin Cancer Cases
We handled a case involving a gentleman from Somerset who had a mole removed from his back, but rather than sending the tissue to the lab for microscope inspection, the doctor threw the mole in the wastebasket! It ended up being melanoma that wasn't discovered until some years later when the man died. We obtained a very significant award for his wife.
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If you or a loved one has skin cancer that a doctor failed to diagnose, call us now for a free consultation toll free at 1-888-529-1255. And remember, we always return phone calls. Our law office is in Pittsburgh and our attorneys handle skin cancer misdiagnosis cases throughout Pennsylvania.