Category Archives: Podiatric Malpractice

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I Think My Podiatrist Performed an Unnecessary Amputation of My Foot

All unnecessary surgery, unless it is an elective surgery that the patient desires, may be a strong basis for a malpractice lawsuit. Certainly, an unnecessary amputation of a foot falls into this disturbing category. If you believe that your podiatrist performed an amputation of your foot that was unnecessary and has caused you extreme pain, […]

  • Posted on: Mar 17 2021
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When Other Conditions Are Misdiagnosed as Bunions

If you were diagnosed with bunions and have had unnecessary surgery that hasn’t resolved your original symptoms, your podiatrist may have misdiagnosed you. If this is the case, he or she may be guilty of malpractice, and you may be entitled to substantial damages. At Dental & Podiatry Malpractice Lawyers of New York, we have […]

  • Posted on: Feb 17 2021
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When Is the Failure to Diagnose or Treat Osteomyelitis Podiatric Malpractice?

If you are suffering or have suffered from osteomyelitis that your podiatrist failed to diagnose or treat properly, you may very well be a victim of podiatric malpractice. Credentialed podiatrists have been well-trained in the diagnosis, causes, symptoms, and treatments of this serious ailment. Unless there was something unique about the circumstances of your particular […]

  • Posted on: Feb 10 2021
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Has Your Capsulitis Been Misdiagnosed as Morton’s Neuroma?

Too many patients with foot pain in the front of the foot are misdiagnosed with Morton’s neuroma when they are really suffering from capsulitis. While the two conditions have similar symptoms, treatments for Morton’s neuroma include surgery, whereas treatments for capsulitis do not.  If you have been through the pain and expense of unnecessary surgery […]

  • Posted on: Jan 13 2021
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My Podiatrist Turned My Ingrown Toenail into a Serious Problem–What can I do?

Ingrown toenails, though known to be quite painful, are normally regarded as minor ailments. Under certain circumstances, however, they can turn into matters of serious medical concern. If your podiatrist’s mishandling of your ingrown toenail causes your condition to worsen, he or she may be guilty of podiatry malpractice and may be held legally liable […]

  • Posted on: Dec 23 2020
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Winter Foot Problems Made Worse by Podiatry Malpractice

Many people find that the cold months are hard on their feet and ankles. Unfortunately, of those who seek help for these winter foot problems from their podiatrists, a certain number find that their conditions worsen due to negligent care. If you have been the victim of podiatric malpractice, Dental & Podiatry Malpractice Lawyers of […]

  • Posted on: Dec 9 2020
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Was My Podiatrist’s Mistake Big Enough for Me to Sue for Malpractice?

This is a common question asked by many patients who come to us for a legal consultation. Because every case is unique, we cannot provide a general answer that will cover all contingencies. Our knowledgeable podiatry malpractice lawyer, Lawrence M. Karam, PC, however, will be happy to meet with you to discuss your particular circumstances. […]

  • Posted on: Nov 10 2020
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Did Your Podiatrist Ask the Right Questions Before Performing Your Foot Surgery?

Did your foot surgery have a bad outcome? While all surgery involves some risks, foot surgery complications are relatively common. Not only that, but over 65 percent of foot surgeries with negative outcomes have been performed by podiatrists rather than orthopedists. If you have been a victim of podiatry malpractice, and your foot surgery has […]

  • Posted on: Oct 14 2020
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Types of Podiatry Malpractice and How They Are Proven

Most patients do not even consider consulting with a podiatry malpractice lawyer unless they have suffered considerably from maltreatment by a formerly trusted professional. Small mistakes are everywhere and unless a podiatrist causes unnecessary extreme pain or long-term disability, the majority of patients have a measure of empathy and forgiveness for inconsequential honest mistakes. Nonetheless, […]

  • Posted on: Oct 7 2020
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My Podiatrist Failed to Diagnose and Treat My Osteomyelitis

When you visit your podiatrist, whether for an ingrown toenail, a bunion, or some other malady of the foot or ankle, you have a right to expect competent podiatric care. If, as a result of your podiatrist’s negligence or ineptitude, you end up with a severe infection known as osteomyelitis, you definitely have reason to […]

  • Posted on: Sep 9 2020
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