Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle lawsuits against podiatrists. Podiatrists are doctors who are specially trained in providing treatment and surgery to conditions of the feet, toes, and ankles. They are licensed medical providers in the State of Michigan.
Like all other doctors, podiatrists have a legal duty to provide appropriate care and treatment to their patients. This includes the duty to order necessary tests, diagnose, and treat medical conditions, and properly perform surgeries. In certain situations, the podiatrist should refer the patient to other medical specialists for conditions outside their expertise.
There are occasions when patients suffer injuries due to medical errors by podiatrists. In these situations, the injured patient can file a podiatrist malpractice lawsuit with the help of a Michigan lawyer.
Common Causes of Podiatrist Malpractice
Common reasons for podiatry malpractice lawsuits include::
- Bunion surgery complications
- Heel spur surgery errors
- Hammertoe surgery mistakes
- Diabetic ulcers and foot sores not properly treated
- Failure to treat infections
- Improper & overly aggressive procedures
- Lack of informed consent
Suing a Podiatrist for Malpractice
To sue a podiatrist for malpractice, the patient must prove that the doctor failed to act as a reasonably trained podiatrist would do under the same or similar circumstances. The expert opinion of another podiatrist is necessary to establish liability for the claim.
Our experienced attorneys will get your medical charts and radiology studies. We will have another podiatrist review them to see if you have a case. If the expert determines that you were the victim of negligent care, we will file a podiatrist malpractice lawsuit for you.
Injuries Caused by a Negligent Podiatrist
The injuries caused by the negligent treatment of a podiatrist can be significant. These include deformities of the foot, difficulty with walking and ambulation, the need for additional surgeries, disability, and pain.
In cases involving foot infections and diabetic foot ulcers, the malpractice can result in an amputation of the foot or a below-knee amputation. This can be due to the failure to provide proper wound care treatment or to refer to a specialist.
These injuries often have a profound effect on the life of the patient, including limiting the patient’s ability to lead a normal life. As a result, many patients are unable to work. Other patients may require special accommodations for driving and have permanent limitations on activities.
Compensation in Your Lawsuit
Under Michigan law, a victim of medical malpractice can seek compensation for non-economic damages. This includes payouts for pain and suffering, scars and disfigurement, disability, and psychological damages. These amounts are limited by damage caps. However, many still result in significant settlement amounts. Our attorneys will explain those damage limitations to you.
In addition, you may also be eligible to receive economic damages. These amounts include payment of medical bills, the cost of specialized medical equipment, and lost wages. Every case is completely different so your settlement amount is based strictly on the facts of your case.
Contact Our Top-Rated Podiatrist Lawsuit Attorneys
To find out if you have a case, you need to retain a Michigan podiatrist malpractice lawyer today. Our attorneys will listen to your story and determine if it meets the criteria for filing a case. If it does, we will begin our investigation immediately.
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