Foot surgery should be considered routine because it is performed every day all across the country with few problems. However, sometimes a mistake is made that causes the patient extreme pain and the need for further medical treatment. In one recent case a man states that his podiatrists performed surgery improperly and he had to undergo additional surgery. The man filed a lawsuit against two podiatrists seeking damages of more than $50,000.
Foot Surgery Gone Wrong
Foot surgery is typically done to correct problems with the bones in the feet. It may be also be necessary when there is a broken bone or fracture. The man in this case underwent foot surgery; however, after the surgery he experienced a great deal of pain and discomfort. The man required additional surgery to resolve the problem. During the second surgery it was discovered that the wrong sized screw was used on a bone in his foot. This is what caused the pain and improper healing of the area.