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CG&P SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINS APPELLATE DISMISSAL OF PODIATRIC MALPRACTICE ACTION

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CG&P SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINS APPELLATE DISMISSAL OF PODIATRIC MALPRACTICE ACTION

In an action for podiatric malpractice and lack of informed consent, it was alleged that CG&P’s client was negligent in treating a keratotic lesion on the plaintiff’s hammertoe with a debridement. It was alleged that the treatment resulted in osteomyelitis which was allowed to progress, resulting in the need for a distal amputation of the plaintiff’s toe. CG&P’s motion for summary judgment was originally denied. However, the denial was reversed after CG&P successfully argued before the New York State Appellate Division Second Department. CG&P successfully demonstrated that our doctor appropriately managed and treated the plaintiff’s skin condition, did not fail to recognize signs or symptoms of an infection, and that the osteomyelitis was unrelated to our doctor’s care. The case was handled by CG&P Partner Michele R. Levin and Associate Frank S. Rosenfield. Appellate Division Index No. 2016-11280.