Patient Sues Podiatrist for Malpractice After Foot Surgery Gone Wrong

What are some common foot surgery errors that lead to malpractice cases? A foot surgery patient in Cook County, Illinois has filed a malpractice action against his podiatrist, claiming the physician chose the wrong course of treatment and left the patient with ongoing pain and mobility problems.  The patient is seeking more than $50,000 in […]

  • Posted on: Apr 13 2017
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How do you prove medical malpractice?

When you undergo medical care or treatment, your healthcare professional has an obligation to provide appropriate care and services. While people generally trust that their doctor or other medical professional will alleviate any problems they might be having, often, those people end up in worse shape then when they came for help. In those cases, […]

  • Posted on: Mar 22 2017
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Podiatric Malpractice Lawsuit Revived by NY Appellate Court

Could my podiatrist be liable if he or she did not adequately inform me of the risks of foot surgery? While any foot surgery can be intimidating, podiatric surgery on infants is particularly frightening for the parents and children involved.  One New York family had the horrific experience of watching their infant suffer constant pain […]

  • Posted on: Mar 20 2017
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Medical Errors Continue to Cause Hospital-Related Deaths

How many patients die in the hospital due to medical errors? According to three recent journal reports, it is estimated that over 200,000 people die due to medical errors in hospitals across the United States each year.  Some believe this figure is far higher, making medical errors the third leading cause of death in the […]

  • Posted on: Mar 20 2017
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Dental Malpractice Charges Filed After Baby’s Death During Dentist Visit

What is dental malpractice and what are my rights if I am a victim of dental malpractice? The parents of a 14-month old girl are mourning the loss of their young child following what should have been a routine dental procedure.  The child went to a dentist in Texas, where her parents were informed she […]

  • Posted on: Mar 16 2017
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Statute of Limitations for Podiatric Malpractice Lawsuits

What is the statute of limitations for filing a podiatric malpractice lawsuit in New York? A statute of limitations is a law that restricts the time during which you have a right to file a lawsuit in your state’s civil court system after suffering an injury or loss. These statutes differ in various states, and […]

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2017
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Podiatric Malpractice Lawsuits Stemming from Misdiagnosis

When does misdiagnosis constitute podiatric malpractice? Many cases of podiatric malpractice stem from a delayed or mistaken diagnosis of a foot or ankle condition. Although misdiagnosis itself is not considered a sustainable cause for a malpractice lawsuit, an erroneous diagnosis that leads to an absence of necessary treatment, a delay in such treatment, or treatment […]

  • Posted on: Feb 26 2017
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Avoiding Bad Dentists

Beyond the fact that many people are nervous about going to the dentist, all of us are aware that placing ourselves in the care of a dentist puts us in a vulnerable position. As with many professionals whose care we seek, we require trustworthiness as well as competence. This article is designed to guide patients […]

  • Posted on: Jan 23 2017
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When Heel Pain Is Misdiagnosed

Why is heel pain often misdiagnosed? Because plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, podiatrists too frequently jump to the conclusion that any patient presenting with heel pain has this disorder. Mistakes, of course, are inevitable, and medical professionals are as prone to make them as the rest of us. […]

  • Posted on: Jan 18 2017
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