Indianapolis Lawyers for Podiatry Malpractice Claims
At times it is necessary for a patient to see a specialist rather than a general practitioner to treat a medical condition. Medical professionals who elect to specialize their practice deepen their knowledge by spending additional time focused on that area of medicine. Patients rely on their physician or healthcare provider to have the proper knowledge and skill to perform the procedures that they recommend.
Podiatry is the branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists are doctors who perform surgery, reset broken bones, prescribe drugs, and order lab tests or X-rays.
Failure to Treat Podiatry Surgery Infection
In a case where a young patient underwent a surgery on her foot and developed an infection post-operatively, the Podiatrist did not give the patient antibiotics to treat the patient, causing the infection to get into her bone (osteomyelitis) and greatly increased her recovery time and lessened her ability to engage in her avocation of dancing.
Indiana Podiatry Malpractice Claims
Medical personnel are trained to recognize symptoms of various ailments so that a proper diagnosis can be given. When a doctor fails to diagnose or treat a condition the result can have a serious impact on the quality of life for the patient. If you or someone you care about suffered a serious injury as a result of a doctor’s failure to treat a medical condition, contact us. Our experienced Indianapolis medical malpractice attorneys have litigated cases originating in Evansville, Carmel, Muncie, Bloomington, Lake County and all across Indiana and can inform you of your legal rights and options.