Dermatologists are doctors who specialize in treating conditions that affect the skin, hair and nails. Patients who seek treatment from dermatologists can sometimes be mistreated if the physician or their support staff fails to follow appropriate medical standards of care. The most common cause of dermatology medical malpractice is when a physician fails to timely diagnose and/or rule out skin cancer. If there are questionable lesions on the skin, biopsies are often required to confirm whether they represent a potentially life threatening condition.
Dermatologists can also commit medical malpractice in a variety of other ways. Changes in the skin need to be appropriately and regularly monitored. If a lesion is removed, it is imperative that the dermatologist get clear margins to ensure that no cancer or other cells are left behind. If medications are prescribed, the medications need to be appropriate for the specific condition that they are treating. Sometimes skin and hair treatments are not appropriate for certain patients or the treatment causes serious injury to people.
When your dermatologist or their support staff fail to act appropriately, sometimes a patient can suffer devastating consequences. Some injuries include premature death, significant pain and suffering, and disfigurement. Non-physical injuries can include medical costs, therapy costs, and loss of services, which can be recovered.
The DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Law Firm has extensive experience handling dermatology medical malpractice cases. Some additional examples of dermatology malpractice that we have pursued include:
- Failure to timely diagnose skin cancer
- Failure to properly treat skin cancer
- Failure to appreciate the patient's complaints
- Failure to monitor a patient's condition
- Failure to prescribe the appropriate skin medication
- Failure to timely follow up
- Causing injury to patients during office procedures
The DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Law Firm has handled many dermatology medical malpractice cases. Our firm has access to highly qualified dermatologists from outside the area that will objectively review your case to determine if a physician failed to provide dermatology care in accordance with the generally accepted medical standards.
Contact Our Dermatology Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or a loved one may have been injured due to dermatology medical malpractice, call us at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. All consultations are free and you are never responsible for attorney fees unless we can recover compensation for you. We also offer evening and weekend appointments.