Sample Cases In Which Attorneys Listed On Footlaw.Com Have Participated

  1. ILLINOIS SYNOVIAL SARCOMA

    Settlement on behalf of client for $625,00.00. Client was treated by defendant during a 7 month period for chronic foot pain. Defendant doctor never took an x-ray, ran a blood test, requested prior medical records, or ordered an MRI. The client was later diagnosed with synovial sarcoma (cancer) in his foot. Due to the defendant's failure to diagnose, the cancer had grown to the point where a below the knee amputation became necessary. Also, due to the delay in diagnosis, the cancer had spread.

  2. WASHINGTON STATE TARSAL TUNNEL

    Confidential settlement for client who underwent tarsal tunnel surgery. The entire surgery was performed by the resident, not the doctor. Furthermore, the client developed chronic pain which was inappropriately treated. She suffered with chronic pain and a resultant foot deformity.

  3. ARIZONA ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE

    Settlement on behalf of client for $115,000.00. Defendant doctor did surgery on client’s Achilles’ tendon. During discovery it was discovered that the defendant doctor did not have the hospital privileges to perform surgery on the Achilles tendon.

    Case settled immediately thereafter.

  4. GEORGIA AMPUTATION

    Structured settlement on behalf of client for $475,000.00. Defendant doctor did minor surgery on a 40 year old patient who had very poor circulation. They doctor failed to adequately evaluate the circulation before surgery and resulted in the wounds failing to heal ultimately requiring an amputation.

  5. KANSAS SYNOVIAL SARCOMA

    Policy Limits settlement on behalf of client. The defendant doctor failed to diagnose the foot synovial sarcoma in a timely manner.

  6. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – JOINT IMPLANT

    Confidential case settlement with Defendant podiatrist following the discovery that an artificial implant used for finger joints was put into a toe joint and the patient/client was never advised or consented to this type of surgery.

  7. HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA – CUT TENDON

    Confidential case settlement against a podiatrist in that this Defendant doctor performed left foot surgery improperly in severing the Extensor Hallucis Longus tendon during surgery, failing to identify this, failing to repair the cut tendon and failing to notify the patient of his error. Client/patient required a total joint fusion due to the delay.

  8. BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – NO CONSENT

    Confidential mediated settlement where the Defendant podiatrist failed to advise the patient/client of the risks, dangers, and side effects of the surgeries proposed or of the reasonably acceptable alternative methods of treatment and therefore the Defendant did not have actual informed consent for the surgeries proposed; had client/patient known the risks, dangers and side effects of the surgeries proposed, he would not have consented.

  9. NORTH DAKOTA HALLUX VARUS (LOBSTER CLAW DEFORMITY)

    Confidential case settlement with podiatrist whose surgery resulted in a severe Hallux Varus deformity of the patient’s great toe immediately following the surgery. The Defendant told the patient to watch it and the client did over the next several weeks and months until it became so deformed that she eventually required several surgeries.

    The podiatrist attempted to cast the blame for his own negligence upon the doctors at Mayo Clinic who performed the surgery attempting to repair the toe but was unsuccessful.

  10. FLORIDA BELOW KNEE AMPUTATION

    Mediated settlement where the doctor treated the patient for an infected ulceration for at least 6 months and never performed a culture of the wound or prescribed antibiotics properly. The doctor had x-rays taken but NEVER reviewed these during the entire time she treated the patient. This 28 year old patient ultimately required a below the knee amputation due to osteomyelitis.

  11. IDAHO CASE – JURY SAYS LEG IS THE FOOT

    This is a case we are letting the public know about because they should understand why malpractice cases are so difficult to prevail in. In this jury trial, a young, attractive lady had surgery performed by local podiatrists on her leg for complaints of foot pain. The surgical incisions were in the patient’s calf below the back of the knee. The Idaho podiatry law specifically limits podiatrists to performing only foot surgery.

    The trial Judge refused to accept that these doctors, in performing surgeries in the calf, had performed surgery outside the scope of the podiatry law and sent the case to the jury. The jury decided that their local doctors were trying to help the patient and not negligent and most astonishing, that the surgery in the calf muscles was in fact, foot surgery.

  12. IOWA AMPUTATION, May 2002

    Settlement on behalf of client for $275,00.00. Client underwent tarsal tunnel surgery in which the surgeon damaged/severed the nerve. Client developed RSD, severe pain, and foot deformity resulting in partial foot amputation. The Footlaw.com lawyers and local Iowa counsel worked together to develop the case strategy and presentation in this matter. The case settled the day before trial was to begin.

  13. TEXAS EPF

    Settlement for client in the amount of $185,000.00. Client underwent Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF) surgery on one foot. Despite complaints of significant pain following that procedure, the podiatric surgeon rapidly did a second EPF procedure on the other foot, which also became worse. The surgeries aggravated the client's diabetic neuropathy.

  14. WASHINGTON STATE PHLEBITIS

    Confidential settlement for client who developed blood clots following surgery. Client underwent numerous elective rearfoot procedures. Despite client's history of prior blood clots and vascular problems in the leg, a tourniquet was used and no phlebitis precautions were taken. Client developed a blood clot in her leg and must take blood thinners for the rest of her life.

  15. FLORIDA EPF

    Defense verdict in jury trial in which Plaintiff underwent Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF) surgery. Plaintiff was videotaped prior to trial doing aerobic exercises, which was disclosed only days before the trial, and this videotape was shown to the jury.

  16. IDAHO NEGLIGENT FOOT SURGERY

    Confidential settlement for client from defendant podiatrists. Client underwent extensive and overzealous surgeries which resulted in complications which required several subsequent surgeries. Client with permanent pain, swelling, and deformity.

  17. FLORIDA RSD

    Settlement for client in the amount of $325,000.0. Client underwent neuroma surgery by an orthopedic surgeon. Client was suffering with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSDS) prior to being advised to undergo this elective nerve surgery and the contraindicated surgery ignited the RSDS throughout her entire body.

  18. GEORGIA INFORMED CONSENT

    Settlement for client in the amount of $35,000.00. Client underwent surgery on the fifth (smallest, little) toes for which inadequate consent was given and complications developed. This required two additional surgeries.

  19. IOWA INAPPROPRIATE NEGLIGENT SURGERIES

    Settlement for client in the amount of $130,000.00. Client underwent aggressive, excessive, tendon transfers and lengthening procedures in conjunction with hammertoe surgery. The tendon transfers and lengthening were not indicated given the client's age, his foot condition, and the minimal amount of symptoms he had prior to surgery.

  20. FLORIDA RSD

    Settlement for client in the amount of $35,000.00. Client suffered with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSDS). The defendant failed to follow his partner's written advice to treat the RSDS, and therefore, the client was improperly treated by doctor.

  21. FLORIDA WORKERS COMPENSATION RSD

    Workers Compensation settlement for client. Client developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSDS) following an employment related injury.

  22. FLORIDA NEGLIGENT BUNION SURGERY

    Confidential settlement for client from podiatrist who operated on a young lady. The podiatrist performed a bunion removal negligently. The doctor failed to diagnose the complications which resulted in permanent pain and deformity of her foot.

  23. KANSAS NEGLIGENT SURGERY AND INFECTION

    Settlement for client in the amount of $215,000.00. Client was a young, athletic female who underwent elective foot surgery. She developed an infection and the podiatrist was negligent in failing to timely identify and treat the infection resulting in permanent deformity and requiring subsequent fusion of the toe..

  24. GEORGIA DIABETIC OSTEOMYELITIS

    Confidential settlement for client from both defendant podiatrist and general surgeons. Client, a known insulin diabetic patient, underwent elective and unnecessary foot surgery. The foot became infected, developed osteomyelitis (bone infection) with ultimate amputation.

  25. FLORIDA - FAILED KNEE SURGERY WITH NERVE DAMAGE

    Confidential settlement for client. Client was an elderly woman who underwent knee replacement surgery performed by an orthopedic surgeon and hospital residents. The residents performed a large portion of the surgery but following it, client developed pain, foot drop, and numbness. During the surgery, the Peroneal nerve was injured which resulted in the permanent complications.

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