Dermatology Malpractice – Do I Have a Case?

Medical Malpractice

When most people think about dermatology, they think in cosmetic terms or the myriad of doctors that are available on social media platforms such as Instagram. Unbeknownst to most people, dermatologists serve a vital role in the prevention and resolution of serious illnesses such as skin cancer, moles and other hard-to-treat bacterial or viral skin diseases. This makes them a pivotal part of the medical profession as the skin is the largest organ in the human body. Dermatologists are bound to a certain duty of care that they must provide to each patient that comes seeking treatment from them. Breaching this duty of care by acting in a manner that is negligent, leading to the patient developing skin complications will make it possible for the patient to file a dermatologist malpractice lawsuit to recover money damages.

Did you receive substandard medical care from a dermatologist leading to your suffering skin-related complications? McCready Law is a premier medical malpractice lawsuit law firm helping the injured get justice for a dermatologist’s careless actions. Our attorneys bring to the table over 90 YEARS of legal experience helping individuals just like you. Please contact us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about how we can help. We work on contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t charge you a cent until we recover money on your behalf. For your 100% FREE consultation, please contact our dermatology malpractice attorneys NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about the true value of your malpractice case. Serving dermatology malpractice victims countrywide.

Here are some of the most common causes of dermatology malpractice:

  1. Failure to diagnose skin cancer in a timely manner
  2. Prescribing the wrong cream for a skin condition leading to chemical burns
  3. Prescribing the wrong dosage of  corticosteroids
  4. Misdiagnosis of a skin condition
  5. Failure to review the patient’s medical history
  6. Failure to listen to the patient’s complaints and act on them
  7. Failure to follow up with the healing progress of a patient
  8. Failure to accurately read lab test results
  9. Failure to get consent from you to use your skin disease photos
  10. Not using reasonable care when treating a patient leading to skin injury

Conditions To Meet In Order to Sue a Dermatologist

In order to successfully sue a dermatologist, certain legal tenets must be met. First off, there must be a doctor-patient relationship established. This will establish what’s legally termed as duty of care which you are owed by a medical professional. Second, there must be a breach of duty of care leading to you suffering injuries, and lastly, these injuries should be able to be classified in terms of damages, whether economic or non-economic in order to be compensable. It is also important to understand that an expert must be called in to testify on how the dermatologist’s actions caused your injuries.

Dermatology Malpractice Attorneys – Call Us Today!

There’s so much when it comes to dermatological malpractice that we can’t cover all aspects without knowing the particulars of your claim. If you’d love to, let’s talk via (773) 823-0298 so we can advise you further on the next steps to take. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.