If your doctor fails to recognize the signs of kidney disease that should have been obvious to most doctors, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. If your medical condition has deteriorated because of a failed or faulty diagnosis, you are entitled to compensation, but that compensation doesn’t magically appear in your mailbox. You have to fight for it and prove that the malpractice both occurred and is responsible for your deteriorating health. If your kidney disease was misdiagnosed, discuss your legal rights and options – including a possible medical malpractice lawsuit – with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.
To prevail with a medical malpractice claim based on a misdiagnosis of kidney disease, you and your malpractice attorney must first show that malpractice occurred – that is, that the doctor was negligent by failing to provide an accurate kidney disease diagnosis. It can be tough to prove this because at its earliest stages, kidney disease may have no symptoms, or those symptoms may also be indicative of other conditions. Malpractice happens when your doctor misses the signs of kidney disease that other doctors – looking at the same data – would have recognized and heeded.
Secondly, you and your malpractice attorney must prove that your kidney complications are the direct result of the physician’s negligence. If your medical condition would have been the same even with an accurate diagnosis – and you’ve suffered no additional pain, injury, or suffering because of the misdiagnosis – you probably won’t be able to receive compensation. What you must do first is speak with a medical malpractice attorney who routinely handles cases linked to kidney disease. A malpractice attorney will work with medical experts who can assess your condition – you may be asked by your attorney to submit to an independent medical exam as part of preparing your case. But you must speak with an attorney first. If you believe that you were wrongly diagnosed for kidney disease, of if you are the victim of some other medical malpractice tied to your kidney disease, don’t wait. Call an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as quickly as possible.