The United States isn’t the only large nation where kidney disease is a growing concern. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is sounding alarms among medical and health experts in Australia due to the rising cost of treatment and medical care. In that nation, the cost of CKD treatment will reach the $12 billion mark by 2020. The prevalence of chronic kidney disease is attributed to an aging population that includes thousands of older people with tobacco, alcohol, and diet issues. According to Dr. Titi Chen at the Liverpool Hospital in New South Wales, more than 20,000 Australians now suffer end-stage kidney disease and over 1.7 million Australians have the symptoms of chronic kidney disease.
Here in the United States, one of the most significant threats to kidney disease patients is negligence – medical malpractice. A misdiagnosis of kidney disease, the wrong prescription, or inappropriate kidney disease treatment may constitute a serious case of medical malpractice. If you believe that you are a victim of medical malpractice, or if your health has deteriorated as the result of malpractice related to kidney disease, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to discuss your case and your rights as quickly as possible.
Professor David Harris of the University of Sydney writes in the Medical Journal of Australia that medical and health experts in Australia should focus on kidney disease prevention rather than treatment. Obviously, everyone should be concerned with diet, exercise, and avoiding unhealthy habits. But if you have kidney disease and you are misdiagnosed or improperly treated, your health cannot improve, and you’re at risk. If you have been victimized by medical malpractice while seeking treatment for your kidney disease, you must act promptly. Discuss your case immediately with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who works exclusively and routinely on behalf of kidney disease patients. If you or someone you love is a victim of malpractice, make the call now.