Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis of Skin Cancer

Lawyers in Phoenix: Skin Cancer Claims

Handling Cases Involving Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis

The failure to diagnose skin cancer or melanoma properly can have devastating consequences. If your dermatologist or doctor neglected to biopsy a mole and send it for analysis, a treatable melanoma can rapidly metastasize and become life threatening. Conversely, a harmless mole can be incorrectly diagnosed as melanoma, leading to unnecessary biopsies, chemotherapy and other medical treatment. If you have suffered needlessly or face advanced stage melanoma because of a failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, you want an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate attorney to protect your rights.

At Langley Law Firm, P.C., we work closely with individuals in Arizona who have suffered injury or loss of a loved one because of the failure of a medical professional to diagnose skin cancer correctly, either because of a complete failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis. We understand the emotional difficulties that come with a cancer diagnosis and passionately protect your interests, listening carefully to your concerns. To learn more about how we can help you, contact our office online or call us at 866-967-6236 to arrange a free initial consultation.

Representing You With Experience, Knowledge and Compassion

We represent individuals who now face stage 3 or stage 4 melanoma because a physician or other medical professional failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed the cancer. We handle negligence cases stemming from:

  • Failure to take a biopsy of a mole or lesion and send it to pathology for analysis. You may have shown a mole or lesion to your doctor but your doctor took a wait-and-see attitude.
  • Failure to advise a patient how to properly monitor the growth of or changes in a mole or lesion. Your doctor may have neglected to tell you what to look for or how to recognize a potentially cancerous mole or lesion.
  • Misdiagnosis of a melanoma as benign, resulting in the spread of cancer to other parts of your body.

We also work with clients who have incorrectly had a benign mole or lesion diagnosed as skin cancer, leading to unnecessary medical treatment and discomfort.

We will aggressively protect your rights, helping you seek full and fair compensation for medical bills, loss of income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. We also represent individuals and families in wrongful death cases who have lost a loved one to cancer because of the failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of skin cancer.

For a free initial consultation, contact our office online or call us at 866-967-6236. We are located in Scottsdale, AZ, near Loop 101.


The Langley Law Firm, P.C., provides legal services to the cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Tucson, Prescott, Flagstaff and Payson and to Maricopa County and Pima County in Arizona.