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Don’t Ignore Possible Signs of Podiatric Malpractice

It is always a good idea to be an educated consumer, though with medical care it is impossible to learn all the necessary terms, conditions, and treatments without going through the requisite years of education and onsite training. 

Still, our podiatry malpractice attorney, Lawrence M. Karam recommends that you remember to use your common sense when dealing with healthcare providers and never ignore your intuition if you feel that something is amiss. If you become suspicious that you’re not receiving proper podiatric care, make notations with details and dates and contact our office today. 

These proactive measures will help in Mr. Karam’s strategic battle if it becomes necessary to prove podiatric malpractice. He will always be honest with you when evaluating the viability of your case. Once you become our client, we will fight vigorously to win you the damages you deserve for medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Signs of Podiatric Malpractice may include:

Your Treatment Isn’t Working

If you have been following your podiatrist’s orders in terms of taking medication, wearing braces, or even undergoing surgery, and are still troubled by the pain or difficulty that brought you to seek help in the first place, be assertive. Complain that your condition has not improved and demand an explanation. If your doctor is dismissive or evasive, it may be because she or he misdiagnosed the original problem or has treated it incorrectly.

You Have a New Problem After Treatment or Surgery

Did your original problem (such as a bunion) get worse after surgery? Did the medication your podiatrist prescribed make you suffer terrible side effects? Did you have serious complications like excessive bleeding or nerve damage after a surgical procedure? Have you found that your podiatrist misdiagnosed your original problem? If so, contact our skilled podiatry malpractice attorney. He will help you receive the compensation you are entitled to. 

Your Podiatrist Failed to Take Actions You Thought Appropriate

Do you know of other people who have been referred to specialists for the condition your doctor diagnosed and wonder why you received no such referrals? Do you think your doctor was remiss in not ordering more extensive diagnostic testing, such as an MRI? Above all, do you feel that your podiatrist is not taking your case seriously enough? If you said yes to any of these questions, it may be time to give us a call.

You Have Been Diagnosed with Another Condition Your Doctor Failed to Diagnose

If your podiatrist failed to detect a tumor in your foot, you have every right to be angry. If you sought a second opinion about your doctor’s diagnosis and received a conflicting diagnosis, you are entitled to an explanation. Unless your podiatrist knows precisely what is wrong, he or she cannot be offering correct treatment. If a third doctor confirms the second doctor’s opinion, contact us promptly.

Your Podiatrist’s Office Doesn’t Meet Your Standards of Cleanliness or Efficiency

If you worry that equipment is not properly sterilized or find that medical records are slipshod (e.g. the office has recorded your current medications incorrectly), there is definitely cause for concern. Understaffing may also be a serious problem that interferes with receiving proper treatment and timely responses.

Our Experienced Podiatry Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

Through his decades in practice, Lawrence M. Karam has established a remarkable record of success, winning substantial settlements and positive verdicts for a great many clients. If you feel you have experienced podiatry malpractice, contact us now. He will evaluate your claim to see whether you have a viable case. Your initial consultation will be free, and if you become our client we will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we win you damages.

About the Author
Of all the different areas in medical malpractice, it is podiatry malpractice that has had a particular interest to me. With 42 years practicing law and representing hundreds of victims of malpractice, I have created a law practice in which my clients are comfortable knowing that their case is being handled with my personal attention, in the most professional manner, and without unreasonable delays.