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Podiatry Malpractice

Experienced Malpractice Attorneys Serving Victims of Podiatrists in Syracuse, Rochester and all of Upstate New York

Foot doctors, also known as podiatrists, are doctors who specialize in providing treatment for the feet. Podiatry services include everything from ingrown toenails to complex surgery on the bones in the feet. Podiatry malpractice is where a podiatrist fails to provide podiatry services in accordance with generally accepted medical standards. Because we rely so much on our feet, podiatry malpractice can create permanent and disabling injuries that destroy one's quality of life. If you or a loved own has been injured due to podiatry malpractice, our law firm has extensive experience handling podiatry malpractice cases.

Our experienced malpractice attorneys have seen many different types of podiatry malpractice. One example we have pursued was where a podiatrist convinced his patient to have an operation to "cure" flat feet. These operations are often unnecessary, and they are always dangerous. Another example our knowledgeable malpractice lawyers have seen many times over is where the podiatrist performed surgery to remove bunions, known as a "bunionectomy". This is not the simple and risk-free operation that many podiatrists lead their patients to believe. After several operations to repair problems caused by the bunionectomies, several clients lost their jobs and have gone through years of disability for operations that they didn't even need.

The DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Law Firm has extensive experience handling these types of malpractice cases. Some additional examples of podiatry malpractice include:

  • Failure to timely diagnose and treat an infection, including a bone infection called osteomyelitis
  • Failure to diagnose and treat nerve injuries, including Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Failure to adequately perform surgery
  • Malpractice in treatment of bone spurs
  • Malpractice in treatment of heel pain
  • Negligence in treatment of diabetics with foot or skin problems
  • Failure to provide adequate follow-up care
  • Failure to timely refer the patient
  • Providing medical treatment that was not needed

The personal injury lawyers at the DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm have handled many such cases. Our Syracuse injury law firm has access to highly qualified podiatrists from outside of the area that will objectively review your case to determine if a physician failed to provide podiatry care in accordance with generally accepted medical standards.

Contact Our Podiatry Malpractice Attorneys

If you or a loved one was injured due to podiatry malpractice, call the DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Law Firm at 833-200-2000 or contact us online. We have extensive experience handling podiatry malpractice cases. Consultations are always free and you will never be responsible for attorney fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you.

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