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Pathologist not negligent in treating patient’s skin cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged the defendant pathologist negligently misdiagnosed an Aug. 9, 2012, skin punch biopsy as malignant melanoma in situ, an early stage of melanoma in which the cancer is confined to the epidermis. Based on the malignant melanoma in situ diagno­sis, plaintiff underwent a wide excision of the lesion – approximately 6.1 cm in diameter ...