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Malignant Melanoma Solicitors - Cancer Medical Negligence Claim Lawyers

Skin cancer is a malignant growth on the skin that is usually clearly visible making it detectable in its early stages. There are three common types of skin cancer the most dangerous of which is malignant melanoma representing the least common of the group. This variant of skin cancer does however cause 75% of all skin cancer deaths and is the condition most likely to give rise to claims of medical negligence. Malignant melanoma is believed to be mainly caused by unprotected direct exposure to sunlight and is a particular problem in Australasia where ozone levels have been implicated. If you believe that your condition has was worsened as a result of medical negligence, contact our malignant melanoma solicitors for advice at no cost.

Our medical negligence solicitors have offices situated in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, and Sydney. Do yourself justice - give us a call.

Malignant Melanoma Diagnosis

Public awareness of skin cancer generally ensures that most victims self refer themselves to a doctor, hospital or clinic when the initial signs of a skin eruption are present. Most patients complain of a growing mole that may itch or bleed, that is of irregular shape or colour. On most occasions malignant melanoma is initially diagnosed by clinical features subsequently confirmed by a consultant following laboratory tests and often results in immediate surgery. There are several situations where medical negligence may arise, the most common of which is misdiagnosis by a doctor with subsequent failure to refer the patient on to a consultant. It is equally possible for the specialist to misdiagnose or for laboratory results to be in error or for surgery to have been carried out negligently.

Medical Negligence Solicitors

If you are suffering from skin cancer and you believe that you are a victim of medical negligence we can help you. Our malignant melanoma solicitors provide legal advice at no cost and in most cases we are able to deal with medical negligence compensation claims for malignant melanoma using the no win no fee system. Just call our solicitors helpline or complete the contact form or email our lawyers offices and a specialist solicitor will speak to you on the telephone. We will take an initial statement over the phone and will give our opinion on liability and the likely value of the claim with no further obligation whatsoever. Do yourself justice and give us a call.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and it is likely that medical negligence has put you at a disadvantage, you could benefit from a personal injury compensation claim. Such claims exist to compensate the victim for loss they have incurred with the intention of putting them back into a position they would have been but for the negligence. You can obtain damages for financial and emotional loss, and even though the latter may seem immeasurable, it will be valued in financial terms. Monetary compensation can be received for pain, suffering and loss of amenity—which are usually valued together and this, where appropriate, may extend to compensating emotional shock,fear, anxiety and embarrassment.

What determines the value of an injury? Pain and suffering may appear elusive, but will be valued according to a set of criteria including the extent of physical trauma, the discomfort involved, and the nature of any long-term problems that may have arisen. Judges will decide on the value of any pain and suffering by using precedent and consideration of previous, similar cases, tempered by the Judges own experience in practicing personal injury law.

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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here