Podiatric Malpractice: What Can Go Wrong and How Weitz & Luxenberg Can Help
We can dance, walk, and run all because our feet are healthy and strong. We rely on podiatrists to make sure we can continue to do the things we love to do, and for many of us our feet are indispensible for our careers. So, when a podiatrist makes a mistake, you deserve to be compensated. Suffering from podiatric malpractice can mean loss of work, immobilization, and inability to do the things you love. The attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg analyze each case carefully, and can help you receive compensation.
How Does Podiatric Medicine Go Wrong?
Sue is a dancer in a long-running Broadway production, who is experiencing chronic pains in her heels. She goes to her podiatrist and he diagnoses her with a heel spurs. He then explains that the best thing to do would be to operate. This particular podiatrist does not have enough experience in the surgery he wishes to preform, but he does it anyway. After theoperation, Sue finds that she not only continues to experience pain, but she also has numbness in areas of her foot. These issues are severe enough that they completely impede her ability to dance. One podiatrist’s mistake hindered Sue’s career, which made what she loved impossible to perform, and, more importantly, eradicated her only source of income. This is an example of where Weitz & Luxenberg can get you compensation.
Various podiatric surgical procedures that contain risks of complications include:
- Hammertoe surgery
- Bone or heel spur surgery
- Bunion surgery
5,698 malpractice claims were reported to the National Practitioner Databank concerning podiatrists in the US from 1990 to 2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS).
When Pain Affects Your Work
When pains resulting from an avoidable podiatric mistake rising to the level of podiatric malpractice affect your abilities to work on a permanent basis, our attorneys can help. We understand that damage to your feet can be career disabling, and sometimes career-ending. It also hurts your ability to provide things like rent, food, child support, or other expenses. We can help you get the proper compensation you deserve. Contact us for a personal evaluation.
Weitz & Luxenberg Are Here For You
Weitz & Luxenberg has years of experience in podiatric malpractice cases. We can focus in on just exactly what went wrong and walk you through the process of getting compensation. Take a minute and fill out the form on this page. Your case will be reviewed and you will be contacted by a representative of Weitz & Luxemberg who will explain your options regarding a law suit. This is a free service offered by the law firm, and it does not bind you to them in any way.
Take the first steps and contact Weitz & Luxenberg today.
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