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Why You Must Act Now

Skin Cancer-Protecting Your Legal Rights

Why You Want to Act Quickly After an Improper Diagnosis

If you have been diagnosed with melanoma or skin cancer, you want to act quickly to get the best medical care possible. Melanoma is an aggressive and dangerous form of cancer that can rapidly metastasize, spreading to other parts of your body and becoming life threatening. Melanoma can start with a simple mole and can often be controlled with the biopsy and removal of the mole, followed by regular checkups. A treatable stage 1 or stage 2 skin cancer can quickly progress to stage 3 or stage 4, in which case treatment is more aggressive and expensive, and the likelihood of success of containing the cancer is significantly less.

Just as you want to act quickly to protect your medical interests, you want to take prompt action to protect your legal interests. If you now face stage 3 or stage 4 melanoma because of a failure to diagnose, a misdiagnosis or a late diagnosis of skin cancer, you want to take immediate action to protect your legal rights. You want an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. You want a lawyer who has helped others who have suffered in similar situations.

At the Langley Law Firm, P.C., in Scottsdale, Arizona, we compassionately represent people throughout Phoenix and the surrounding communities who now face advanced stage skin cancer because a dermatologist or other medical professional made a mistake or failed to act. We have handled negligence cases involving failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis and late diagnosis. One of the partners, Kathleen M. Langley, is on the Advisory Board of a foundation dedicated to skin cancer research. Contact our office online or call us at 480-609-9616 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Act Now to Protect Your Rights

Once you have been diagnosed with advanced stage melanoma and you know that there was a failure to diagnose, a misdiagnosis or a late diagnosis, you want to contact an attorney immediately. The statute of limitations allows you only a certain amount of time from the discovery of negligence to file a claim. It is important you do not miss any deadlines and thereby limit or lose your ability to recover full and fair compensation for your losses.

It is also critical to take prompt action so that you can preserve any physical evidence to support your claim. In addition, memory will fade with the passage of time. The sooner you initiate legal action, the sooner witnesses can be questioned on the record and the sooner your personal recollections of what transpired can be permanently captured.

At Langley Law Firm, P.C., we have the experience to provide a timely analysis of your claim so that you know whether to pursue legal action. If we believe you have a valid claim, we will work closely with you to obtain fair compensation for your physical and emotional damages and losses.

Contact Us

To protect your rights, contact our office online or call us at 480-609-9616 to set up a free initial consultation. We are conveniently located just off Loop 101 in Scottsdale, AZ.


The Langley Law Firm, P.C., provides legal services to the cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Tucson, Prescott, Flagstaff and Payson and to Maricopa County and Pima County in Arizona.