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 podiatrist?

The answer to this question may be more complicated than you may imagine. For one thing, each state has its own policies regarding the statute of limitations for medical malpractice, varying from 1 year in year in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Ohio to potentially 5 years in Maryland. Here in New York, where Dental & Podiatry Malpractice Lawyers of New York protects the rights of victims of podiatry malpractice, that statute of limitations is 2 years and 6 months.

This means that you have 2 years and 6 months from the date of the malpractice, or the end of continuous treatment by the defendant, during which you can sue your podiatrist for alleged negligence.  But be careful: it is not always easy to determine the end of “continuous treatment” and the Courts have been very circumspect about what exactly constitutes the end of treatment.  As your podiatry malpractice attorney, Lawrence M. Karam, will advise you when your treatment ends for statute of limitation calculations. You need not worry about legal fees since we work on a contingency basis. Your initial consultation with us is free and we will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we present you with damages.

Common Podiatry Malpractice Claims

Contacting our podiatry malpractice attorney, Lawrence M. Karam, PC, as soon as possible will give you an advantage because it will give him the opportunity to investigate while evidence is still fresh. Your podiatrist may have failed to fulfill his/her duty of care by:

  • Failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a condition
  • Failing to get your informed consent for a procedure
  • Performing an unnecessary surgery
  • Making a serious mistake while performing surgery
  • Being otherwise negligent in following standard medical protocol

Whatever the problem is, you can depend on Lawrence Karam to fight aggressively for your right to receive damages for your: medical costs, pain and suffering, lost income, and permanent disability or disfigurement.

Contact Our Podiatry Malpractice Attorney for Skilled Legal Representation

Though podiatry malpractice cases can be quite complicated, our team has a long history of resolving these cases efficiently and favorably for our clients. We understand that you have been traumatized by having your health and well-being deteriorate while under medical care. We will treat you with the personal concern and respect you deserve while fighting tirelessly to see to it that you are treated fairly

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.