Many podiatric physicians will never be sued during their careers, but if a suit happens, it can be one of the most stressful times in their lives. After contacting the insurance carrier, the podiatric physician must then wait as the case develops through the legal system. The deposition is when the podiatric physician will be asked questions about the case. It is important to remember to carefully answer the questions asked. Once in the trial stage, the appearance and testimony of the podiatric physician will be important in the jury's eyes. If a decision is not in your favor, you may be able to appeal the case to a higher court. Some cases may not go to trial as they could be settled or arbitrated along the way. By listening to your attorney and following the attorney's advice and recommendations, the legal process will be easier to manage and understand.