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Why you Shouldn’t Wait to Sue for Damages in your Podiatry Malpractice Case

If you have suffered harm due to your podiatrist’s negligence, don’t delay. Now is the time to contact The Law Firm of Lawrence M. Karam, P.C. For over three decades, lead attorney Larry Karam has been successfully fighting for the rights of victims of podiatric malpractice. As soon as you get in touch with him, he will begin investigating to make certain that you have a viable lawsuit and then work tirelessly to bring you the meaningful compensation you deserve.

The wheels of justice turn slowly, so each step of the process will likely take longer than you anticipate. In addition to the fact that there is a 30-month statute of limitations for filing a malpractice case in New York, there are a number of other reasons you should act quickly when faced with a possible podiatry malpractice case:

1.  It may take time to determine that you have a winnable case.

No one is more eager than Larry Karam to hold podiatrists accountable for their negligence, whether it has resulted in an unnecessary operation, a consequential misdiagnosis, a lost digit, a serious illness, or ongoing pain. Still, like all competent attorneys, he has to meet acceptable standards in order to prove malpractice. The law requires that he prove:

  • Your podiatrist was in a doctor-patient relationship with you 
  • and therefore owed you a duty of care
  • Your doctor breached that duty
  • That breach resulted in your personal injury
  • That injury resulted in real (financial) damages

In order to meet these standards, Larry has to not only investigate the circumstances fully, but also to consult with an expert in the field who can confirm his findings by testifying in court.

2. Physical evidence must be gathered and examined in depth.

Physical evidence, such as imaging tests (e.g. X-rays, MRI or CT scans), your medical history, medical records from your podiatrist and other medical professionals, pathology reports, and insurance claims all have to be amassed and examined in detail. In complex cases, this may involve the reading and analysis of hundreds of pages of dense documentation.  

Also, it’s important to remember that each step of the process takes time: 

  • Requesting medical records
  • Actually obtaining them
  • Reviewing and copying these records
  • Perhaps pressuring the hospital to send all necessary records
  • Making sure we have received every piece of data relevant to your case
  • Finding a medical expert with the right credentials & experience to be a convincing witness
  • Scheduling an appointment with that medical expert and actually meeting with them

Delays in response, misplaced folders, unreadable records — any or all of these may prolong the investigative process.

3. Witnesses may forget pertinent details to support your claim unless we interview them soon after the incident.

There are few things as persuasive as a witness account, but if you wait too long to come forward, witness memories may blur and fade, witnesses may relocate or otherwise become unreachable, or may become less committed to getting involved in a court case.

Contact Our Experienced New York Podiatry Malpractice Attorney Now

As you can see, procrastination will only delay your potential recovery of damages you deserve for lost income, medical costs, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement or disability, and loss of enjoyment of life. Don’t wait. Contact Larry Karam today. He will provide you with understanding and compassion as well as excellent legal representation and move your podiatry malpractice case forward as quickly as possible.

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.