Oral Cancer and Medical Malpractice

Oral cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and inflict damage in areas involving the lips, tongue, cheek lining, the floor of the mouth, gingiva, and palate. Men are twice as likely to have oral cancer, specifically men over the age of 40. Risk factors include smoking/tobacco use; heavy alcohol use; chronic irritation from rough teeth, dentures, or fillings; human papilloma virus infection; family history; excessive sun exposure; taking immunosuppressants that weaken the Continue Reading

Malignant Melanoma and Medical Malpractice

Each year, approximately 69,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with malignant melanoma of the skin. As a disease that commonly affects young patients, malignant melanoma causes more lost life expectancy per death than almost every other cancer.  When diagnosed at an early stage, the prognosis for melanoma is quite good.  According to the Joint Committee on Cancer, when the lesion is deeper than 4 millimeters, or nearby lymph nodes are enlarged due Continue Reading