Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Do you suffer with kidney disease? Has medical malpractice made your condition worse? Most cases of advanced kidney disease are preventable or manageable when a doctor makes an early and proper diagnosis, recommending the appropriate treatment early in the disease process. Failure to obtain an accurate and early diagnosis or the failure to secure the right treatment can lead to kidney failure, a lifetime of drugs and dialysis, a kidney transplant or even unnecessary and premature death. While medical malpractice alone does not result in kidney disease, a doctor or hospital may hold liability if they failed to obtain an accurate and prompt diagnosis. Failure to administer proper treatment can also lead directly to acute renal failure — a serious, emergency condition that can result in death. In addition to the adverse impact on your health, you may also need to undergo surgical procedures and spend time in hospital that could have been avoided if you had been treated appropriately. This can cause unnecessary stress, financial burden and other losses. But you can seek compensation.
If you are the victim of medical malpractice involving kidney disease, an experienced Florida medical malpractice lawyer can help. Speak at once with an attorney at the Miami-based law firm of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt.
WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
Many patients approach a malpractice attorney after a medical mistake or a case where a doctor fails to diagnose or treat properly, but few really understand the legal definition of medical malpractice.
Medical professionals are obligated to provide a “reasonable” standard of care to their patients. This obligation does not require them to order every conceivable medical test. Instead, healthcare professionals are expected to provide professional, competent care equivalent to what other doctors provide in comparable situations:
- They should order tests that are “reasonable” and standard given the patient’s condition.
- They should examine lab results promptly.
- For difficult cases, they should consult with a specialist.
- If a specific disease is suspected, a general practitioner should send you to a specialist.
When healthcare professionals do not provide a reasonable standard of care, they are negligent. If that negligence causes you injury or harm, you are entitled to financial reimbursement. and you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim. You can be reimbursed for your lost income and earning potential, your additional medical care and related expenses, and in some cases for your pain and suffering as well.
PROVING MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
If you think that medical malpractice has made your kidney disease worse, talk with us regarding those suspicions. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can examine your case with the help of a medical expert to determine if negligence has occurred.
Unlike many personal injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys, our legal team has extensive experience in the area of medical malpractice, specifically kidney disease and renal failure. If you’re in search of an experienced medical malpractice attorney, contact Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt today for a free legal consultation. Call 888.233.7667, or email us at: [email protected].