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I went to my podiatrist to have a bunion removed. He did surgery to correct the problem, and now I can't walk well. Do I have a case?


A: There are different ways to treat a bunion surgically. There may be many reasons why you are having trouble walking now. It is important to review your records and x-rays (before and after) to evaluate why you needed the surgery, and whether the procedure that was done was appropriate. We also look to see if you might have contributed to any potential injury (such as walking on your foot immediately after the surgery- this will cause the weight of your body to shift the bones in your foot, thus making it difficult for your body to heal the bones in the correct position). For more information about a potential case against a podiatrist (foot doctor) please feel free to speak to me; 516-487-8207.