Patient getting her foot checked out by the doctor.

Foot Surgery and Podiatric Malpractice

What surgical complications might give rise to a podiatric malpractice case? The wellbeing of our feet is central to our health and happiness.  After all, our feet carry us from place to place.  When our feet are in pain or otherwise injured, we need to take swift action to get better.  Many feet and ankle […]

  • Posted on: Apr 16 2020
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7 Mistakes Dentists Make That Can Lead to a Malpractice Claim

You might not realize the harm that a dentist can do if he delivers substandard dental care, but errors that a dentist can make could cost you your life. If you or a loved one experienced complications from a dental procedure or did not get a timely diagnosis, you might want to talk to a […]

  • Posted on: Apr 9 2020
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Root Canals Gone Wrong

What are my rights if I am injured during a root canal procedure? Root canals are performed to eliminate bacteria within an infected tooth. During a root canal procedure, the infected pulp is removed from the tooth and the inside of the tooth is cleaned then filled and sealed. The goal of such treatment is […]

  • Posted on: Mar 31 2020
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Types of Medical Malpractice Claims: Lack of Informed Consent

What are the grounds for a medical malpractice case based on a lack of informed consent? As a patient, you deserve to know the risks associated with any medical procedure you may undergo.  Informed consent means that before a physician performs a procedure on a patient, he or she must first advise the patient of […]

  • Posted on: Mar 24 2020
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Woman Loses Leg to Amputation, Sues Podiatrist

What are my legal rights if I have been improperly diagnosed by a podiatrist? Recently, in Michigan, a woman filed suit against her podiatrist physician after a bone infection led to amputation of her leg. The lawsuit alleges that in 2015, the plaintiff, who is a diabetic, injured her foot. She went to an orthopedic […]

  • Posted on: Mar 17 2020
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Horrific Dental Accident Causes Girl’s Mouth to Catch on Fire

What are the requirements to file a valid dental malpractice claim? A terrible incident involving a Las Vegas dentist has left a young girl with serious injuries.  According to the dental malpractice lawsuit filed in a Las Vegas area district court, the five-year-old girl went in to Just for Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics for placement […]

  • Posted on: Feb 19 2020
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Exploring the Complex Medical Malpractice Case of Justina Pelletier

Did the physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital meet the standards of medical care in treating Justina Pelletier? A troubling medical malpractice case filed against Boston Children’s Hospital has captured national attention.  In 2013, 14-year-old Justina Pelletier was being treated at Tufts for mitochondrial disease, which causes nerve and muscle issues. During a family trip, her […]

  • Posted on: Feb 12 2020
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Man with foot pain who has a podiatric malpractice case.

The Average Length of a Podiatric Malpractice Case

When should I expect my podiatric malpractice case to be complete? Our feet are some of the most important organs of the body.  We rely on our feet to carry us from place to place and for all types of mobile activities.  When we run into a foot-related issue, we may need the care and […]

  • Posted on: Feb 5 2020
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X-Rays of a Hallux Varus Case

We often say that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. In podiatry, x-rays are like a picture and they, too, are worth 1,000 words. In this case example, the patient suffered from a bunion deformity (hallux valgus) shown in X-ray #1 taken with the patient standing and the x-ray camera looking down: X-ray #1 […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2020
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Military Families May Soon Be Able to Sue for Medical Malpractice

What recourse do military families currently have if their loved one is a victim of medical malpractice? An important bill is working its way through the legislature that would change existing laws concerning medical malpractice in the military. Legislation was recently passed by the House of Representatives that would allow some military members to file […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2020
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