Failure to Timely Diagnose Malignant Melanoma/Lab Error


Settlement Amount: $2,000,000.00
Settlement Date: 5/2005
Attorney: David A. Kulwicki

Description of Case: Jane Doe (patient) had an unusual looking mole removed from her abdomen. The tissue was sent to Defendant Dr. X to determine whether this was a benign lesion or skin cancer. Dr. X misread the pathology slide. Two years later the skin cancer had spread throughout the patient’s body and was incurable.

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