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Settlement Agreement reached in 17 month Delay of Melanoma Diagnosis The Case

November 26, 2013

The Case

A woman in her 50's with a 16 year history of multiple sclerosis and wheelchair bound, presented to her family practice physician (FP) with a "black mole" on her chest. The patient stated that the lesion had been present for about three years. It had been biopsied on two previous occasions. A report of the most recent biopsy was in the FP's records describing the lesion as a compound …

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