Millions suffer from the symptoms of kidney disease in the United States alone. Kidney disease can be caused by high blood pressure, a variety of illnesses, infections, toxic levels of drugs, and physical trauma resulting in kidney injuries. For some patients, the cause of kidney disease is never precisely determined and many live with kidney disease for many years without realizing it due to the subtle nature of many of the symptoms. Sadly, many who now suffer the ill effects of kidney diseases would be much healthier if their doctors had tested and referred these patients to specialists as early as possible. In extreme cases involving serious and acute renal failure, a patient may decline rapidly and if a kidney transplant is not possible or if the procedure is unsuccessful, the result may be death.
With the proper medical approach, kidney failure can usually be halted at the chronic stage and sometimes reversed. Negligent treatment – medical malpractice – that involves kidney disease puts lives at risk. If you are a kidney disease patient who has been victimized by medical malpractice, speak at once with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney at the Miami-based law firm of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A. Our experienced wrongful death and medical malpractice lawyers are here to provide you with the legal help you need to get the compensation you deserve for the damage to your health.
THE PROGRESS OF KIDNEY DISEASES
Kidney failure and trauma may diminish kidney function incrementally over time (chronic kidney disease) or lead to abrupt and massive kidney failure (acute renal failure). Chronic kidney failure (CKD) is the incremental loss of function; it can develop over many years. An accurate diagnosis during the chronic phase will call for treatment that can reduce the progress and sometimes even reverse the kidney disease. CKD patients are at risk for conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, and end-stage renal failure, the total or near-total collapse of kidney function. Those suffering from end-stage renal failure must receive dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant. There are no other alternatives. Acute renal failure (ARF) is the abrupt loss of proper kidney function. ARF can be caused by a sudden blood loss, extreme trauma, or a drug overdose (from an improperly prescribed medication or other chemical substances).
THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE YOU NEED
If you believe that a wrongful diagnosis or the improper treatment of your kidney failure has made your condition worse, immediately contact an experienced Florida medical malpractice lawyer at the Miami law office of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A. Kidney disease and renal failure cases account for a significant portion of our practice areas. We consult and work with clients and medical malpractice attorneys across the United States. Our legal team will determine who holds liability in your case, and then, we will guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit and litigating your case. We will aggressively work to recover compensation for your losses. Contact us today regarding a free initial consultation by calling 888.233.7667, or e-mail us at: [email protected].