Neuralgia/Neuritis Diagnosed After Surgical Errors Occur During Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Our client was suffering from plantar fasciitis on her left heel. After conservative treatment including injection therapy, strapping, padding, night splints, and other exercises proved unsuccessful, surgery was performed. The client continued to experience pain, tingling, burning, periods of numbness, and a bruised feeling on her foot post-operative. Second and third opinions were sought. A second surgery was required to correct damage inflicted from the first surgery. The client developed signs and symptoms consistent with nociceptive pain and neuropathic pain, disorders consistent with a complex regional pain syndrome. The client was also diagnosed with neuralgia/neuritis of the left foot as a result of the negligent performance of the first surgery. The case settled for $925,000.00.