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The Law Office of Lawrence M. Karam, PC discusses the most common problems in podiatric surgery.

Common Problems in Podiatric Surgery

Podiatric surgery can correct a variety of problems and conditions that can be very painful and debilitating. However, when a podiatric surgeon makes an error or is negligent, a surgical procedure could result in lifelong pain and impairments. Some of the things that go wrong during podiatric surgery are beyond the surgeon’s control. A New […]

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2019
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Lance Ehrenberg, Esq, and Lawrence M. Karam discuss the best time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

When Should You File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

An unpleasant or tragic outcome in a medical case does not necessarily mean that the outcome was because of medical malpractice. A plaintiff must prove several legal elements to recover compensation for malpractice. If you are unsure whether or not you need to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, a New York medical malpractice attorney can […]

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2019
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The Law Office of Lawrence M. Karam discusses the most common types podiatry malpractice.

Common Types of Podiatry Malpractice

While everyone makes mistakes, when doctors and dentists make serious mistakes as a result of inattention or negligence, or (heaven forbid) perform unnecessary surgery out of simple greed, the cost in physical pain, mental anguish, and financial loss to their patients is tremendous. Podiatrists, who specialize in diagnosis and treatment of the foot and ankle, […]

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2019
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When Pain Medications Become Fatal – Who is Liable?

In some cases, a patient may require strong pain medications after surgery or to provide relief from chronic pain. When a podiatrist or other physician prescribes pain medication, there is a chance that the patient could become addicted to pain medication. Large pharmaceutical companies urged doctors to help their patients by “getting out ahead of” […]

  • Posted on: Jun 28 2019
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MRSA Infections and Medical Malpractice

Can I sue the hospital if I contract a MRSA infection? MRSA, which stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a type of infection that can be acquired by those who undergo surgery or stay in the hospital.  A MRSA infection can be quite serious as this type of infection is resistant to many commonly used […]

  • Posted on: Jun 20 2019
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Determining Damages in New York Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical providers can make mistakes and errors that result in traumatic injuries and life-threatening conditions. When a doctor, hospital, nurse, or other medical provider is negligent or breaches the duty of care owed to a patient, that medical provider may be held liable for damages in a medical malpractice claim. Proving malpractice is only one […]

  • Posted on: Jun 12 2019
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Reading Hospital Analyzes Diabetic Foot Care

The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (www.japmaonline.org) recently published an article describing a study by the podiatry department at the Reading Hospital in Pennsylvania (March/April 2019 – Vol. 109, No. 2) analyzing YouTube videos on diabetic foot care.  The authors of “Analysis of YouTube as a Source of Information for Diabetic Foot Care” […]

  • Posted on: May 30 2019
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Proving Your Medical Malpractice Case

What can make a medical malpractice case difficult to win? Medical malpractice is believed to cause some 250,000 deaths per year, according to a study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins University. This makes medical malpractice the third leading cause of death nationwide. Many Americans, unaware of the true instance of medical malpractice, would never […]

  • Posted on: May 30 2019
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The Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

What are the grounds for a viable medical malpractice lawsuit? Most doctors will spend between 12 and 15 years earning their medical license, depending on the type of medicine practiced. While the many hours of medical school should result in a competent physician, no amount of education can eliminate the reality that doctors make mistakes. […]

  • Posted on: May 27 2019
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Dangers of Gout Misdiagnosis

If you have suffered serious consequences because your podiatrist misdiagnosed gout, you may be a victim of podiatric malpractice. If you have suffered personal harm — physically, financially– from this misdiagnosis, in addition to seeking excellent ongoing medical care, you need the services of a highly competent podiatric malpractice attorney. Although gout misdiagnoses are quite […]

  • Posted on: May 25 2019
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