A foot injury can be the result of a fall, overuse, medical condition, or accident. Depending on how severe the injury or condition is, a foot injury or condition can be completely debilitating. Regardless of the cause of the foot condition or injury, foot surgery may be required.
Foot surgery, also called podiatric surgery, is a type of medical procedure performed on a person’s foot. When a foot condition does not respond to traditional medical treatment, a podiatrist may determine surgery is needed.
Foot surgery may be conducted to alleviate pain or restore some or all function in a person’s foot. Some foot surgeries may take several weeks (or longer) to recover from.
There are several different types of podiatric surgery that can be performed. The type of foot surgery performed depends on the specific medical condition or injury that it is meant to correct. The most common foot surgeries are:
Absolutely — medical malpractice is a type of personal injury claim allowing a patient to sue a surgeon or other medical professional for the negligence during the surgery. The negligence causes an additional injury to the patient’s foot.
Podiatric surgery malpractice is surgical malpractice that occurs during foot surgery. The common types of podiatric surgery malpractice are:
In order to prove that the surgeon is liable for medical malpractice, the patient suing a foot surgeon must show:
Surgical errors can be complex and may form the basis of a medical malpractice lawsuit. It may be beneficial for you to contact a personal injury attorney for help with your potential claim. Your attorney can provide you with guidance for your case.
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