Medical Malpractice

Client vs. Pathologist

Type of Action – Misdiagnoses

Type of Injuries – Desmoplastic Melanoma

Name of Case – Client vs. Pathologist

Court/Case No – Virginia Beach Circuit Court CL00-3532

Awarded or Settled – Settled

Attorney for PlaintiffGregory S. Larsen, Chesapeake

Useful Information – Client’s doctor breached the appropriate standard of care when he failed to diagnose a malignant melanoma in 1996. It was correctly diagnosed three years later. This delay in diagnoses will lead to a significant increased risk of numerous future effects including reoccurrence of cancer and untimely death, and an increase in the necessity and frequency of monitoring and testing.