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Galveston, Texas Podiatrist - Woman Is Very Upset

by Staff Writer


Galveston, Texas - League City resident Patricia Martinez is suing a local Galveston, Texas podiatrist over exactly what she claims were botched and rushed treatments and methods.

In a lawsuit filed Oct. 13 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 3, Martinez claims Dr. Elizabeth A. Kroboth "was negligent in her evaluation, diagnosis, care and treatment" two years ago.

In accordance to the lawsuit, Martinez searched for medical treatment from Kroboth in Galveston, Texas in reaction to a bunion and digital deformities in February 2009.

6 months later, Martinez went through "a distal metaphyseal osteotomy of the first metatarsal head with screw fixation along with a tailors bunionectomy, second metatarsal osteotomy and anthroplasty of the second toe proximal interphalangeal joint, left foot."

The lawsuit says Martinez experienced difficulties and issues with her foot within the first a couple of weeks after the surgery procedure when her second toe started contracting up-wards. Martinez says she came back to Kroboth in Galveston, Texas with concerns that the toe was "sticking up in the air."

The suit also states Martinez had additional surgical procedure in November 2009 after initiatives to alleviate and reduce the pain and fix the deformity failed.

A 3rd operation followed the next month as the prior one was not successful, the original case states.

Martinez says and claims all 3 procedures did not help to make any advancements or enhancements, so she searched for a second and third opinion. At some point, her toe was amputated due to the fact of osteomyelitis in March 2010.

"Her foot is severely deformed, and it is still impossible for her to wear anything but tennis shoes with orthotics," the suit says.

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by attorney E.A. "Trey" Apffel III of League City.

Galveston County Court at Law No. 3 Judge Christopher Dupuy is presiding over the case.

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Published: November 16, 2011

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