Podiatrist malpractice occurs when a foot physician commits an act of negligence. The patient can then file a claim against the doctor regarding the medical treatment. Patients can take action on the basis of these facts such as: the side effect of the prescribed medication or the delay in the procedure, or leaving a medical tool inside the patient’s body while operating.
Following are the main reasons why Podiatrist Malpractice claims are actually filed against the foot doctors.
•Sometimes doctors fail to understand the patient's medical condition and lack the ability to diagnose it properly. This will result and effect the patient’s disease badly. When a doctor makes an incorrect diagnosis or doesnot treat the patient correctly, this may result in the patient ending up to the worst conditions. In this scenario, it will harm the doctor's credibility and it happens due to the lack of his competency. This kind of situation can be fatal and many doctors are sued because of this.
•A capable doctor always treats his patients correctly with all competency, but sometimes he cannot give the good medical treatment. In this case the victim can file a law suit against the doctor claiming that the medical treatment was not up to the mark and he had to suffered a lot.
•Under the act of Duty of Informed Consent, it is the responsibility of the doctor to give awareness about all the consequences of medication and surgery. If podiatrist failed to to so and the patient gets injured during the procedure then the victim can easily file a case against him.
These are some of the common malpractice claims which are usually held against the podiatrist. Doctors should be careful in every way to avoid and over come these malpractices. Podiatrist Malpractice cases are not so easy as they seem to be. Victim should have a witness that may help him in winning the case and act wisely. Hence winning a podiatrist malpractice law suit claim is a very tricky business.