Call Bridgeport.....(203) 386-9844
Danbury..........(203) 816-8476
Greenwich.....(203) 489-2952
Hartford.........(860) 785-6585

New Haven…..(203) 916-5796
New London…(860) 785-6581
Waterbury…….(203) 916-5785
Westport……….(203) 349-8154

Misdiagnosis Leads to the Fatal Spread of Skin Cancer

Case Study
A 50-year-old man died after a dermatologist misdiagnosed a facial lesion as benign, despite a biopsy report indicating potential skin cancer. After a significant delay, the lesion was diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma, which had fatally spread due to the delay in treatment. Jury verdict of $5.1 million. At the time of the award, this was the highest medical malpractice jury verdict for wrongful death in state history.

*The content of this page has not been approved by the Court nor does it constitute legal advice. It is for the purpose of providing general information only.