Seek the advice of a medical malpractice attorney immediately. Most attorneys, including myself, will give you an initial consultation without charge. You will be better able to assess your chances for a favorable outcome after that consultation. Also, please be sure to document thoroughly. That will improve your odds as well. Best of luck.
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My suggestion is you speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible, it takes a great deal of time and effort to obtain all of the medical records and determine if you have a cause of action.
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You need an attorney that has litigated podiatric malpractice cases. Podiatry is a legitimate specialty. In my experience, well trained podiatric surgeons are a rarity. As one of them told me, "the eye sees what the mind knows" and many doctors, even podiatrist, do not have the specialized training.
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It certainly sounds as if the second doctor is signaling malpractice by the first doctor. Your best course of action is to seek a free consultation with a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney who handles medical malpractice cases on a regular basis and has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the oldest and most respected attorney rating organization in the nation.
In my career the one specialty that seems to always criticize each other are podiatrists. Ask your current podiatrist if the one Dr deviated from accepted standards of care, and if so, go to a local malpractice attorney. It may be a bit too early to tell whether you have permanent damages, but I would at least try to discuss with an attorney as soon as you can.
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