$500,000 Settlement – Medical Malpractice
A medical malpractice case against a podiatrist in Lake County, Illinois was settled for $500,000 – the highest reported settlement in a Lake County, Illinois podiatry case in the last eight years. The male Plaintiff, then 21-years-old, sought treatment from a podiatrist in November of 2016 for his left foot and ankle pain. After administering two injections for pain over the course of the next three months, the podiatrist failed to exhaust conservative treatment remedies, did not order further imaging and instead scheduled the Plaintiff for a fusion and ligament surgery in March of 2017. The fusion failed and the Plaintiff had to have a complete revision surgery from a different specialist. The Plaintiff will likely need a future surgery as a result of the March 2017 surgery performed by the Defendant podiatrist.