Category Archives: Podiatric Malpractice

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When Summer Foot Problems Send You to an Overly Eager Podiatrist

In the summer months, when your feet are generally more exposed and therefore more subject to injury and the risks of the natural world, you may have cause to consult with a podiatrist. Unfortunately, such consultations, if you’re not forewarned, may lead you into a questionable course of treatment or even unnecessary surgery.  While most […]

  • Posted on: Jul 21 2021
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How long after podiatry malpractice can I sue for damages?

If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of podiatry malpractice, you are entitled to compensation for your medical costs, your lost income, your pain and suffering, and other related expenses. The question many patients in this situation ask is: “How long after the event can I still file a lawsuit against the […]

  • Posted on: Jul 14 2021
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Does my podiatrist meet CDC standards for infection prevention?

During the coronavirus pandemic, we have all become acutely aware of disease prevention, but CDC standards for disease prevention in healthcare facilities, including podiatry offices, have existed for decades. At Dental & Podiatry Malpractice Lawyers of New York where we fight for the rights of patients who have been victims of podiatry malpractice, we are […]

  • Posted on: May 19 2021
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Why You Should Never Rush into Foot Surgery

At Dental & Podiatry Malpractice Lawyers of New York, we have seen far too much fallout from failed foot surgery performed by podiatrists. Our lead attorney in this field, Lawrence M. Karam, PC, has many years of successful experience litigating cases of podiatry malpractice and is well-known for being not only a competent professional but […]

  • Posted on: Apr 21 2021
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Can I Sue My Podiatrist for Getting Me Addicted to Opioids?

During the present-day epidemic of drug addiction, this question is a significant one. No one wants to become addicted to painkillers, but both medical and psychological factors can pull you into addiction more quickly than many people suspect.  After a podiatrist performs surgery on a patient — to remove a bunion or Morton’s neuroma, or […]

  • Posted on: Apr 14 2021
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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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