Posted in Success Stories on 01 November 2010

In November 2010, the team represented a client whose GP failed to excise a mole, as a result of which he developed metastatic melanoma. He developed secondary cancer with devastating consequences.

This client has gone to his GP some years earlier with a suspicious mole on his leg.  The GP excised the mole and sent it for histopathological investigations.  The Histopathologist advised that the mole was suspicious and that the area around the mole should be widely excised.   This advice was prudent and should have been followed.  Unfortunately the GP did not follow the advice.  Unfortunately the cancer spread from the site of the mole and some years later the man was unfortunately diagnosed with secondary cancer which affected a number of significant organs.  Because of the risk that the man might die, an application was successfully made to the High Court for an early trial.  The matter came on for hearing in the High Court in November 2010 in Dublin.  At the hearing, the GP agreed to settle the claim and significant compensation was awarded.  Shortly after the case settled, tragically the man passed away.

Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or info@cantillons.com if you would like more information.

* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage of any award or settlement.


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