Category Archives: Podiatric Malpractice

Alternative Methods to Treating Bunion Pain

Your bunion pain is worsening no matter which shoes you wear.  The pain which was once tolerable now demands more attention than buying over the counter solutions.  You see your podiatrist who immediately sees the deformity, takes an x-ray, and then immediately says you need surgery to remove the bunion and relieve the pain.  Is this the best way to proceed?  […]

  • Posted on: Oct 17 2017
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Potential Complications From Bunion Surgery

What are my legal rights if I had a failed bunion surgery? Bunion surgery is perhaps the most common podiatric surgery.  While many bunions will not cause problems, some can lead to complications if allowed to remain untreated.  Untreated bunions may result in pain, arthritis, the inability to wear normal footwear, and deformity of the […]

  • Posted on: Sep 21 2017
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Diabetic Foot Ulcers – Should You Have Surgery?

It has been reported that as many as 15% of diabetics will develop a foot ulcer in their life and about 85% of lower leg amputations in diabetics arise from foot ulcers.  Diabetes, and foot ulcers, are a very large component of medical complications not just in the United States but around the world. The […]

  • Posted on: Jul 5 2017
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Culpable Conduct Defense in Dental Malpractice Cases in NY

What is the culpable conduct defense? Dental malpractice plaintiffs will face several challenges in bringing a successful claim for injuries suffered due to a failed root canal, bad extraction, botched dental surgery, and the like.  One potential defense that plaintiffs should anticipate is the culpable conduct defense.  In some cases, a patient’s culpable conduct could […]

  • Posted on: Jun 7 2017
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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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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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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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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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Surgical Error vs. Podiatric Malpractice

How can you tell if your failed foot surgery constitutes a case of podiatric malpractice? Unfortunately, stories of botched foot surgeries are all too common. It seems that too many people who undergo foot surgery have complications, experience a longer than predicted recovery period, or are dissatisfied with the results of the procedure. If you […]

  • Posted on: Jan 9 2017
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