Category Archives: Podiatric Malpractice

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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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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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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When Does a Podiatry Mistake Become Malpractice?

If you have suffered an injury or worsened condition that you believe was the result of a podiatrist’s negligence, you should contact a highly qualified podiatry malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice laws are complicated to begin with and medical malpractice can be difficult to prove. It is essential, therefore, that when dealing with this particular type […]

  • Posted on: Apr 22 2019
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Make Sure Your Podiatrist Is Well-Informed About Diabetes

Why Every Podiatrist Must Be Well-Informed About Diabetes Most of us need to visit a podiatrist on occasion, perhaps because we have a severe case of athlete’s foot, an ingrown toenail, or are experiencing the sudden-onset pain of plantar fasciitis.  If you have diabetes, however, it is crucial that you make professional foot care part […]

  • Posted on: Mar 1 2019
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Simple Foot Pain Solutions Your Podiatrist May Not Tell You About

Simple Foot Pain Solutions Your Podiatrist May Not Tell You About While most of us sometimes have sore or aching feet, few of us realize that we could be playing a major role in our own discomfort. While we may surmise that we are genetically predisposed to flat feet or bunions by observing our parents’ […]

  • Posted on: Feb 20 2019
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Veterans in Indiana File a Class-Action Lawsuit for Podiatric Malpractice

Among the other major healthcare problems this country faces, we should include medical malpractice. It is especially disturbing to find that veterans are often offered less efficient and less effective care than most civilians. A horrifying example of medical ineptitude was uncovered at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. In this case, 44 veterans […]

  • Posted on: Jan 28 2019
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Exploring the Podiatric Malpractice Case of Seabrook vs. Katz, DPM

Can a podiatrist be held legally accountable for causing a foot deformity? Recently, the podiatric malpractice case of Seabrook v. Katz, DPM, went to trial in New York.  In this case, the plaintiff, Patricia Seabrook, claimed that the defendant podiatrist inflicted foot deformities and pain while attempting to treat her recurrent hammertoe. Ms. Seabrook underwent […]

  • Posted on: Dec 20 2018
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When Bunion Surgery Goes Wrong

What are the causes of failed bunion surgeries? A hallux valgus, more commonly known as a bunion, is a bump that forms near the base of your big toe.  Bunions can occur when the big toe pushes against the toe next in line, causing the joint of the big toe to become larger and protrude. […]

  • Posted on: Nov 25 2018
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Heel Spur Surgery and Medical Malpractice

What are my legal rights if I continue to experience pain after heel spur surgery? Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits that cause a bony protrusion beneath the heel bone.  Heel spurs can develop over time and potentially become quite painful.  Often, the condition leads to plantar fasciitis, which involves inflammation of the connective […]

  • Posted on: Apr 9 2018
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