Lawrence Karam, lead attorney of The Law Firm of Lawrence M. Karam, P.C., has 25 years of experience practicing podiatric malpractice law. He has a long-standing reputation as a compassionate human being as well as an excellent attorney and has a history of successful outcomes. If you think you may have been a victim of podiatry malpractice, now is the time to contact our office in order to find out whether you have a viable claim.
Why Larry Karam Will Give You an Edge in Your Podiatric Malpractice Case
For one thing, Larry has the specialized experience and know-how to assess whether you have a claim of podiatry negligence that will hold up in court. For another, you have nothing to lose since Larry will charge you nothing for your initial consultation and will present you with no bills for his services until he wins your case.
Larry is a talented litigator with outstanding communication, investigatory, and persuasive skills who will always treat you with the respect and concern you deserve. Most of all, he has a deep understanding of the physical, emotional, and financial stress that can result from podiatric malpractice and will work hard and long to recover maximum damages for you and your family.
The Elements Necessary to Prove Podiatric Malpractice
Although everyone is allowed to make mistakes, as a healthcare professional your podiatrist is held to a high medical standard. Even so, at trial, we must prove that:
- You and your podiatrist were in a doctor-patient relationship which means that he legally owes you a duty of care.
- Your podiatrist breached that duty by not living up to accepted standards of podiatric care
- Your podiatrist’s breach caused you direct harm
- That harm resulted in real financial losses
As you may imagine, Larry is adept at proving negligence as a means of recovering the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Types of Podiatric Malpractice
Even before you suffered an injury due to podiatry malpractice, you may have heard about foot surgeries that went wrong and left patients with pain, delayed healing, immobility issues, or permanent disability or disfigurement. Below are types of podiatric malpractice associated with surgical procedures and other podiatry care:
- Failure to get informed consent for surgery
- Failure to take the patient’s full medical history or to pay attention to its details (e.g. allergies, pre-existing conditions)
- Failure to diagnose an underlying disease condition (e.g. diabetes, cancer) or to refer the patient to a specialist for evaluation
- Improper administration of anesthesia
- Causing nerve damage
- Surgery that later proved to have been unnecessary
- Multiple surgeries that harmed the patient and provided no benefit
- Surgery at the wrong surgical site (e.g. the wrong toe)
- Failing to sterilize surgical instruments properly
- Failure to remove all tiny tools from inside the patient
- Failure to monitor the patient postsurgically for distress or infection
Any one of these mistakes can result not only in long-term pain or discomfort but also in disability that prevents you from working. In some cases, it may even result in wrongful death. That’s why it’s essential to consult with an experienced podiatry malpractice lawyer who will fight aggressively for the compensation you are due whether you are a victim or have lost a loved one to podiatry malpractice.
How Lawrence Karam Can Help Win Your Case
Larry Karam knows that you have been through a lot. That is why he is ready to take the burden of your podiatry malpractice lawsuit off your shoulders so you can take the time you need to rest and recover while he handles:
- Communications with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters
- Examining podiatric records, including diagnostic imaging (e.g. X-rays, MRIs)
- Investigating whether the defendant has a history of similar negligence
- Interviewing witnesses
- Consulting with experts in pertinent fields who may testify in court on your behalf
- Creating a winning strategy for trial
Don’t forget that Larry has done this many times before and has an impressive track record of success. Trust him to help you cross the finish line.
Damages Larry Will Fight to Obtain
Each case of podiatry malpractice has unique aspects so Larry will customize his trial plan to meet your particular needs. Depending on your individual circumstances, he may seek the following compensatory damages:
- Medical and rehabilitative costs
- Lost of income, present and future
- Loss of earning capacity
- Long-term care
- Alterations to make your home accessible
- Replacement costs (for services you can no longer provide)
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Permanent disability or disfiguration
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Final medical costs, funeral expenses, loss of financial or emotional support (in cases of wrongful death)
Though extremely rare, if the podiatry malpractice you experienced was especially egregious, for example, if your podiatrist operated on you while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if your loved one died due to improper administration of anesthesia, we may also be able to persuade the court to award you punitive damages.
Contact Our Experienced Podiatric Malpractice Attorney Today
Because the wheels of justice turn slowly — on average it takes 2 to 3 years to settle a malpractice case — it is a good idea to get in touch with The Law Firm of Lawrence M. Karam, P.C. as soon as possible. Not only is there a 30-month statute of limitations for filing a podiatry malpractice claim, but the more promptly you call us, the more accessible your podiatrist’s records and witnesses’ memories are likely will be. Contact us now so we can get to work immediately.