CASE REPORT: JURY AWARDS DAMAMGES IN SKIN CANCER CASE

A Superior Court (San Diego, California) jury awarded $5.7 million in damages to a bedridden man who claimed a doctor failed to diagnose his skin cancer. The verdict is the largest medical-malpractice award in California this year, but will be cut to $1.9 million under a state statute limiting damages in malpractice suits.

Regis M. Reilly, 53, claimed dermatologist Dr. James C. Powers failed to biopsy a cyst that later metastasized into cancer. Reilly has a family history of skin cancer. Read the newspaper account here.

Dan Frith

Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.