Podiatry Malpractice: Improper Treatment Of Foot Injuries And Diseases
The foot and ankle are complex areas of the human anatomy. Diseases such as diabetes, gout, arthritis, and nerve and circulatory conditions may affect the foot. Proper treatment of a foot problem often requires the involvement of other medical specialties including neurologists, vascular surgeons, endocrinologists, orthopedists and wound care specialists.
Improper treatment of even seemingly simple foot problems may have devastating and life-altering consequences. A simple foot wound or ulcer if not treated properly may not heal, may extend into the bone, become infected – a condition known as osteomyelitis – and require amputation of all or part of the foot or even a below the knee amputation.
Compensation For Podiatry Malpractice Claims
At The Law Offices of Patrick J. Filan P.C., Mr. Filan has obtained substantial recoveries in a variety of podiatry malpractice cases involving:
- Failure to timely diagnose and treat an infection including osteomyelitis
- Causing and/or failure to diagnose and treat nerve injuries
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Performing unnecessary surgery
- Failure to perform surgery properly
- Improper treatment of bone spurs and heel pain
- Negligence in treatment diabetic foot ulcers and skin problems
- Failure to provide adequate follow-up care
- Failure to timely refer the patient
Do Not Wait To Contact An Experienced Podiatry Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one has experienced negligence, misdiagnosis, or injury related to possible podiatry malpractice in Connecticut or New York, contact attorney Patrick J. Filan for a free attorney consultation. You may call his office White Plains at 203-349-8074 or send him an email to initiate a consultation.