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Some podiatrists are
having problems earning a living. Yet they get
enjoyment from attempting to help others. Thus if they enter a
profession and have difficulty earning
a living but they are attempting to help others foot pain, why not
consider this before attempting to commence with a podiatric
Podiatrists are important and they attempt to help your feet.
attempt to help out patients who have foot pain. If
you are a patient
that wants to sue a podiatrist, isn't it wise to reconsider and
consider the ramifications of a potential lawsuit. Is there any
possible future damage to a podiatrist's reputation, hospital
privileges, possible emotional stress, etc...?
Please think twice before hurting a podiatrists feelings.
Is a lot more at stake than just a monetary payout from a medical
Do you really want to sue your podiatrist if you really like
him or her?
Even though a podiatrist may not be a physician according to state law
in every state, a podiatrist goes through a lot of education and effort
( For example, after college
a podiatrist must complete 4 years of podiatric medical college. It is
quite possible that the cost of a podiatry education may be in excess
of $100,000. This does not even account for the money that podiatry
student could have made working at a different occupation.
Afterwards sometimes additional residency or other post
graduate training is accomplished. Yet if such training is performed
more than 10 years ago
do you think that such training may be outdated?
If an attorney says that a podiatrist has malpractice insurance that
covers the lawsuit and there is nothing wrong with suing
please consider that podiatrists have feelings. Please consider that
any lawsuit most likely will cause a podiatrist emotional stress and do
you really want to hurt a podiatrists feelings?
I believe it is unfair to sue a podiatrist that went
through all that education for the privilege of
trying to help patients with their foot pain problems,
if that podiatrist did nothing wrong. ( For example
podiatrist is named in a lawsuit because they treated you for a
condition that is unrelated to the reason for what you are suing for.
Why put them
through any possible emotional stress, increased malpractice premiums
by naming them in a lawsuit that they have nothing to do with?
Isn't it a good idea before listing any podiatrist in a lawsuit to
if they actually treated you for the condition that you are suing for?
there too many lawsuits? I am not a lawyer. I am a podiatrist asking
questions on the internet.
ultimately feel that your podiatrist caused your injury, please have
your own attorney explain to you the difference between
a bad result and podiatric malpractive. Perhaps he may mention that
(there is no guarantee as to any result and just because a bad result
may have occurred perhaps no malpractice took place. For a malpractice
to take place there must be some sort of departure
standards of care.)