We take our feet for granted, yet if our feet are injured, every aspect of our lives changes. Simple tasks like climbing stairs become impossible, and simple pleasures like playing with our children become torture.
Foot doctors, also known as podiatrists, are licensed doctors who concentrate on caring for and doing surgery on people’s feet. They handle everything from ingrown toenails to complex surgery on bones in the feet. And when they get it wrong, the consequences can be devastating.
When “Routine” Surgery Causes Permanent Injury
Our clients with podiatrist malpractice claims have developed serious and disabling nerve syndromes, have become addicted to pain killers, have lost their homes and their jobs, and have even suffered amputations because of podiatrist malpractice. Some of the most unnecessary and painful injuries we have seen in our entire practice have occurred when a podiatrist botched a simple bunion or hammertoe surgery, leading to crippling and permanent disability for our clients.
There is no excuse for these kinds of injuries, and it isn’t fair that a patient should suffer these injuries and the podiatrist do nothing to help. Almost every podiatrist has malpractice insurance for compensating patients injured by negligence. That insurance is there for you and your family to help you-literally – to get you back on your feet again.
Foot Doctor Malpractice Cases Require Experienced Lawyers
Like podiatry itself, success in handling cases of podiatrist malpractice requires training and experience. Foot doctors have their own ways of doing things, their own terminology, and their own standards of care which govern they way they practice. Understanding these issues is critical to winning a foot doctor malpractice case.
You and your family need malpractice lawyers with experience and success in handling podiatry malpractice cases. Polewski & Associates has this experience. Contact us now at 501-404-0062 and let us know about your medical malpractice claim. We know how much your injured foot has affected your life, and we want to help get your life back to normal.