Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. gives an overview of podiatric malpractice.

What Is Podiatric Malpractice?

Podiatric malpractice may be an unfamiliar term for many, but for the thousands of Americans who find themselves a victim of podiatric malpractice, it is imperative to understand this legal concept. Foot pain is shockingly common, with the American Podiatric Medical Association reporting that about 77 percent of Americans have experienced foot pain, while a […]

  • Posted on: Sep 3 2019
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Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. gives an overview of the duty of care for podiatric surgeons.

What Is the Duty of Care for New York Podiatric Surgeons?

Many, but not all, podiatrists are foot surgeons and are trained to perform surgery on the lower leg, specifically the areas surrounding the feet and ankles. Maintaining the health of our feet and ankles is essential. If something goes wrong, we could lose our ability to walk normally or walk at all. Unfortunately, negligence and […]

  • Posted on: Aug 20 2019
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Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. discusses a recent case involving an IVF doctor that was sued for malpractice after woman gives birth to babies that weren't hers.

IVF Doctor Sued for Malpractice After Woman Gives Birth to Babies that Weren’t Hers

A recent lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of New York describes a nightmare scenario for any couple undergoing fertility treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between one to two percent of all U.S. births per year are achieved through IVF, amounting to between 40,000 and 80,000 children. With increasing technological […]

  • Posted on: Aug 13 2019
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Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. discusses how bone infections can lead to podiatric malpractice lawsuits.

Podiatric Malpractice and Bone Infections

What complications can arise from bone infections caused by foot surgery? Foot or podiatric surgery is typically thought of as a relatively minor process. While most foot surgeries will involve an outpatient procedure and a fairly quick recovery time, sometimes podiatric surgeries go horribly wrong. One recognized complication of podiatric surgery is osteomyelitis or an […]

  • Posted on: Aug 6 2019
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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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