Podiatry is an area of focus within the medical field specializing in the care and treatment of the foot and ankle. Like other areas of health, however, a lawsuit may stem from such issues as medical malpractice, a problem with healthcare insurance, workers compensation, a misdiagnosis, unforeseen side effects to treatment and/or medication, or any other issue that does not meet the required standard of care within the field. In such cases, a podiatrist expert witness would be called upon to offer an expert opinion on the claim of your particular lawsuit.
Podiatric surgery includes ankle and foot surgery, which must only be performed by podiatrists licensed and/or certified surgeons. Foot injuries and ankle injuries must be treated while adhering to rules and regulations, the violation of which may lead to health issues and related lawsuits. Podiatry expert witnesses must be familiar with these codes and compliance in order to provide an expert opinion during the proceedings of a court case.
Pain management is also an important aspect of podiatry, since foot and ankle injuries can lead to great amounts of pain or discomfort if not properly treated. Fractures, soft tissue injury, bone pain, and trauma may be treated with podiatric surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics medicine, and other forms of podiatric medicine, treatment, and procedures.
ForensisGroup has more than twenty years experience referring attorneys to the best available medical experts. Submit an expert request form or call us today for more information on hiring a highly qualified podiatry expert witness for your case.