Delay in Diagnosis of Lesion Causes Man to Undergo Aggressive Chemotherapy; Settled for $450,000
In 2001, a 47-year-old man was treated by a dermatologist for a lesion that developed on his forehead. The doctor concluded that the lesion represented lupus and treated it only with topical steroids. The lesion did not go away, and in 2008, another biopsy revealed a Stage 4 cutaneous B-cell lymphoma. The Plaintiff underwent aggressive chemotherapy because of the delay in diagnosis.