When podiatrists fail to follow professional standards of care, or when they fail to refer patients to other providers when necessary, they may be liable for medical malpractice. If you have been injured as a result of podiatric treatment, you may have a legal claim.
At the law firm of Furr & Henshaw, we offer the services of some of the most experienced malpractice attorneys in South Carolina. For more than 40 years, our firm has helped malpractice victims hold medical providers accountable and seek fair compensation.
Holding Podiatrists Accountable for Practicing Outside Their Field
Podiatrists are trained and licensed to perform a relatively narrow set of procedures and treatments on the foot, ankle and lower leg. They are not qualified to perform orthopedic surgery or to treat patients who develop serious infections as a result of podiatric treatment.
Unfortunately, some podiatrists fail to refer patients to medical doctors when necessary, choosing instead to provide treatment that lies outside of their specialty.
This can have serious consequences. A podiatrist who tries to perform an operation that ought to be done by a surgeon may end up causing nerve damage or other serious injuries. Failure to properly treat an infection can cause it to get worse and even become life-threatening.
Legal Support When You Need It Most
To schedule a consultation to discuss whether you have a podiatric malpractice claim, reach out to our firm. Our consultations are free of charge and obligation. You can call us at 800-648-2947, or arrange an appointment online.