Category Archives: Podiatric Malpractice

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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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When Systemic Disease Is Misdiagnosed as a Foot Problem

We all know that pain can be “referred,” that is, felt in a different location from the one in which it originated. For example, many people experience leg pain caused by nerve compression in the spine. When patients have foot pain, they go to their podiatrists, even if, unbeknownst to them, the pain originates elsewhere. […]

  • Posted on: Aug 12 2020
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Misdiagnosis of Charcot Foot

Charcot foot is a rare but serious condition that is frequently misdiagnosed, at times with terrible consequences. The disease affects individuals with peripheral neuropathy (a lack of sensation in the extremities), and so is particularly dangerous for those with diabetes who often suffer this type of nerve damage. Because of its nebulous initial symptoms, combined […]

  • Posted on: Jul 8 2020
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Woman with multiple foot surgeries getting foot wrapped up.

Have You Had Unnecessary or Multiple Podiatric Surgeries?

Unfortunately, foot surgeries have a generally bad reputation. Many patients complain that they have had foot surgeries that were either later deemed unnecessary, failed to solve the problem they sought help for, or necessitated subsequent operations. If you have been through a similarly miserable sequence of events, you may well be the victim of podiatry […]

  • Posted on: Jun 17 2020
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Woman getting her foot checked out by a podiatrist.

How Do You Calculate Damages in a Podiatric Malpractice Lawsuit?

People usually do not realize how essential healthy feet are in daily activities until they experience a problem; then every step can be painful, if not impossible. When you go to a podiatrist for treatment of a foot issue, and the podiatrist makes an inexcusable mistake, you could suffer for the rest of your life. […]

  • Posted on: May 13 2020
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