Phoenix Podiatry Malpractice Lawyer
Did you turn to a specialist you trusted for diagnosis and care of a foot problem, only to suffer the consequences of a botched surgery or other serious mistake? Are you now questioning the credentials, qualifications or skills of the podiatrist who treated or operated on you, and wondering whether a medical malpractice lawsuit is a viable legal action to take because of the expense and damages?
Podiatrist malpractice can take numerous forms and have a range of serious consequences. A failed foot surgery can be irreversible, for example, leaving the patient with a permanent mobility impairment. Performing surgery in an office environment without emergency response staff and equipment can have fatal consequences. If you believe podiatrist malpractice has seriously harmed you or caused the wrongful death of a loved one, contact us now at Israel & Gerity, PLLC, in Phoenix.
Serious Complications After Foot Surgery? Misdiagnosis With Severe Consequences?
Podiatric medicine is a unique area of health care in several respects. Only a small number of U.S. medical schools have accredited Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) programs, and graduates of these programs may enter practice without performing internships, for example. Procedures and courses of treatment a podiatrist may perform are governed by laws that vary from state to state. As a result, our thorough investigation of your potential legal claim may include determining:
- Whether the podiatrist had the proper credentials and necessary experience to legally perform the procedure that went wrong in your case
- Whether your condition called for a referral to a different medical specialist, such as an orthopedic surgeon, neurologist or rheumatologist
- If serious risks of surgery were not disclosed to the patient
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Only a qualified Arizona podiatrist malpractice attorney can effectively evaluate your legal options in any such unique situation, wherever it occurred statewide.
To work closely and directly with an attorney who has handled podiatrist malpractice cases and knows how to approach them, request a free consultation at our firm. We will provide informed legal guidance in your best interests, and we charge no attorney fees if we do not take your case and earn a financial recovery that benefits you.