Was the patient promised treatment by the foot doctor? Did the doctor promise to give the patient adequate treatment but failed to do so? If the answer to these questions is yes, then the next thing you need to establish is the caregiver had the required skills and experience to treat your medical condition. Moreover, did the doctor correctly diagnosed the medical condition? All these factors are quite important and if the doctor has failed in any one of them, then the doctor is guilty as charged.
The medical associations worldwide have set a ‘standard of care’ and the doctors are to abide by it no matter what. These include what practices the doctors can adhere to and which they should avoid. Also, the amount of care the patient needs, the doctor not being negligent in any way and giving the right treatment at the right time. All these and more fall under the doctor’s duty. If the doctor fails in his duties, he has breached the standard of care.
The patient, in order to file a Foot Doctor Malpractice case, needs to establish that he was hurt or injured. If you have experience a physical injury then it will be easy for you to prove. But the emotional distress or psychological pain you’ve been through, the injury caused by these two will be hard to establish.
The last thing you need to prove before the house of law is the doctor was negligent while on duty. He wrongfully committed an act that cause the patient more harm than good. Maybe he was not giving the right treatment, maybe he misconducted the surgery, maybe he was negligent while diagnosing correctly. It can be anything but the end result was the patient was harmed.