Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle lawsuits against podiatrists. Podiatry treatment is often very effective in certain types of injuries and conditions to the feet, toes, and ankles. Many times, patients do not get adequately pain relief from more conventional methods of medicine and a podiatrist can be an excellent treatment option. In fact, many medical doctors refer their patients to podiatrists for treatment of the feet and ankles often because a podiatrist has more experience in treating these conditions than an orthopedic surgeon.
However, there are occasions when patients suffer injuries due to the medical errors and mistakes made by podiatrists. In other situations, the podiatrist may have failed to diagnose a serious underlying medical condition that needed to be referred to an appropriate medical specialist. In these situations, the injured patient may have a podiatrist malpractice lawsuit.
Common Causes of Michigan Podiatrist Malpractice
Common causes of podiatrist malpractice lawsuits include injuries caused by the podiatrist during the treatment include:
- Bunion surgery
- Heel spur surgery
- Hammertoe surgery
- Diabetic ulcers and foot sores
- Failure to treat infections
- Improper procedures
- Lack of informed consent
- Other foot and ankle surgeries
The injuries caused by negligent treatment of 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 the failure to treat diabetic foot ulcers, the malpractice can result in an amputation of the foot or a below knee amputation.
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Compensation In Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical malpractice lawsuit settlements include compensation paid for both economic and non-economic losses. Non-economic claims include payment for the pain and suffering caused by the medical negligence.
Medical negligence lawsuits that involve the death of the patient, further non-economic damages can be sought. These include compensation for loss of emotional support, comfort, companionship, society, moral support, and consortium. In the case of death, we will pursue a wrongful death lawsuit on your family's behalf.
Compensation is also owed to the family for ecomonic losses caused by the medical negligence. These include loss of earnings, loss of financial support and loss of work benefits (health insurance, pension). These claims all will contribute to the final settlement amount of the lawsuit.
No Fees Unless You Win An Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a settlement. We also pay all case costs and expenses. If you case is unsuccessful for any reason whatsoever, you will owe us nothing. We put that in writing for you.
Contact Our Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice at a hospital or by a physician, it is important you contact our law firm today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and start working on your case immediately.