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Podiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. They may also perform surgery.
According to some orthopedic surgeons, however, some podiatrists may overstep their bounds. They may perform complex surgeries involving bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves for which they have not been medically trained.
In severe cases, individuals have had their lower legs amputated. Still others are now bound to a wheelchair because of unsuccessful surgeries.
Complaints of medical malpractice also include infection, persistent pain and misdiagnosis. All of these can lead to debilitating consequences.
If you or a loved one has suffered complications following surgeries or procedures that have made your condition worse rather than better, you may have cause for action.
How Weitz & Luxenberg Can Help
As a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to helping clients win cases. For more than 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to holding irresponsible practitioners accountable, and we have won more than $17 billion for our clients.
We would feel privileged to assist you. For a free consultation and more information about your legal options, please call us at 800-476-6070. If you prefer, you can complete our form, and our client relations representative will contact you shortly.