Baltimore Podiatrist Malpractice Attorneys
Representing Injured Patients Against Negligent Podiatrists
Often referred to simply as “foot doctors,” podiatrists treat a catalog of problems with the feet and lower limbs. When podiatrists commit malpractice, it can lead to huge issues, years of pain, and short- or long-term disability for their patients.
If you were injured due to the actions of a negligent podiatrist, our Baltimore lawyers will fight for the rightful compensation owed to you by making your podiatrist answer for the harm they have caused. Unfortunately, some podiatrists put money before the health of their patients, but our lawyers will not stand by and allow this to continue to happen. We have helped countless clients file claims against negligent medical professionals and have successfully recovered them compensation for their injuries.
To speak to a podiatrist malpractice attorney in Baltimore, contact Brown & Barron, LLC online or call us at (410) 698-1717 today.
About Podiatrist Malpractice Claims in Baltimore
Any person who has been injured by podiatrist malpractice can file a claim to hold the podiatrist accountable for what happened.However, to be successful with your claim, you will need to prove the following:
- The podiatrist owed you a standard of care (i.e. you were, in fact, their patient at the time);
- The podiatrist failed to provide this standard of care; and
- You were injured as a result of their failure in this regard.
A podiatrist is unlikely to openly admit to malpractice and, in most cases, will attempt to shrug off responsibility to avoid being penalized by the court and/or their medical board. A lawyer will work with you to argue your case and avoid such a podiatrist from sidelining your claim.
What Counts As Podiatrist Malpractice?
Podiatrist malpractice claims tend to focus on one or more of the following forms of negligence:
- Improper treatment
- Botched or unnecessary surgery
- Failure to deliver favorable results
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Failure to treat post-surgery complications
- Misdiagnosis of a foot condition
- Issues with medication
- Issues with fees/billing
Frequently, many of these issues arise during a bunionectomy (bunion surgery), bunion treatment, osteotomy (surgical removal of a piece of bone), arthroplasty (joint surgery), or neuroma (pinched nerve) treatment.
Our firm also helps clients in cases pertaining to the following malpractices:
- Unnecessary surgery to “cure” flat feet
- Misdiagnosis of infections
- Misdiagnosis of nerve injuries
- Improper treatment of bone spurs
- Improper treatment of heel pain
- Failed hammertoe surgery
- Failed treatment of diabetic foot and/or skin issues
As you can see, podiatrists truly do treat a wide array of injuries. In fact, various serious medical conditions — arthritis, kidney disease, heart disease, and more — first appear as problems with the feet and/or lower limbs. Thus, patients put a great deal of trust in their podiatrists to help them heal and prevent further injury, which is part of the reason why it is so devastating when they are negligent.
Establishing That a Podiatrist Caused You Injury
Once you file your injury claim, you must prove that negligence and malpractice occurred; only then will you be able to recover compensation for any damages.
It is wise to work with an attorney because, even if you think your claim is straightforward, a negligent podiatrist is unlikely to take the high road and admit to committing malpractice. Attorneys will dive into the details of what happened by researching it and reaching out to their network of experts in that field to uncover evidence and substantiate your claim.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim Against My Podiatrist?
There are legal deadlines for every type of claim, which the law refers to as “statutes of limitations.” A claim filed past the statute of limitations is considered ineligible and will be denied.
For podiatrist malpractice claims, the state of Maryland allows claimants three years from the date of the injury or from the date when the injury was first discovered. However, there are some stipulations to this filing window. Speak to a lawyer to figure out which deadline applies to your claim.
Potential Damages Available to Podiatrist Malpractice Claimants
Compensation is determined through an objective inspection of the damages you have suffered because of the other party’s actions. For a podiatrist malpractice claim, damages often include but are not limited to:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Missed time from work/school
- Disability accommodations
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
Whether you are pursuing compensation via a jury verdict (in court) or the other party wants to reach a settlement (outside of court), an attorney will fight to prevent these favorable outcomes from being lower than they should be per the law.
Get in Touch with an Experienced Baltimore Attorney
At Brown & Barron, LLC, we put our clients first because we genuinely care about them and want to help them obtain the compensation they legally deserve. We understand that a legal claim may be the only option for some individuals to be able to afford the treatment they need to heal. We also know that making a podiatrist answer for their actions in a court of law can prevent similar malpractices from happening in the future. That is why we are so committed to helping our clients.
Our award-winning lawyers offer free case evaluations to individuals injured by podiatrist malpractice in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help you get started on your claim. With more than 75 years of collective legal experience, you can rest assured knowing that your case is in experienced hands.
Call (410) 698-1717 to arrange a free consultation with a Baltimore podiatrist malpractice lawyer at Brown & Barron, LLC.
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