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 Plaintiff – Gregory 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.