Category Archives: Podiatric Malpractice

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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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Doctor and patient looking at x-ray of Charcot foot

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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Patient getting her foot checked out by the doctor.

Foot Surgery and Podiatric Malpractice

What surgical complications might give rise to a podiatric malpractice case? The wellbeing of our feet is central to our health and happiness.  After all, our feet carry us from place to place.  When our feet are in pain or otherwise injured, we need to take swift action to get better.  Many feet and ankle […]

  • Posted on: Apr 16 2020
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Woman Loses Leg to Amputation, Sues Podiatrist

What are my legal rights if I have been improperly diagnosed by a podiatrist? Recently, in Michigan, a woman filed suit against her podiatrist physician after a bone infection led to amputation of her leg. The lawsuit alleges that in 2015, the plaintiff, who is a diabetic, injured her foot. She went to an orthopedic […]

  • Posted on: Mar 17 2020
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Man with foot pain who has a podiatric malpractice case.

The Average Length of a Podiatric Malpractice Case

When should I expect my podiatric malpractice case to be complete? Our feet are some of the most important organs of the body.  We rely on our feet to carry us from place to place and for all types of mobile activities.  When we run into a foot-related issue, we may need the care and […]

  • Posted on: Feb 5 2020
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X-Rays of a Hallux Varus Case

We often say that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. In podiatry, x-rays are like a picture and they, too, are worth 1,000 words. In this case example, the patient suffered from a bunion deformity (hallux valgus) shown in X-ray #1 taken with the patient standing and the x-ray camera looking down: X-ray #1 […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2020
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Woman with an injury caused by podiatric malpractice

Determining Whether Podiatric Malpractice Caused Your Injury

How do I know if my injury was caused by podiatric malpractice? The first question most injured podiatric patients will ask is whether their injury was caused by medical malpractice. Millions of patients will sustain injuries or illnesses following medical treatment, or a lack of medical treatment, each year, but not all of these injuries […]

  • Posted on: Dec 17 2019
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