CAUSES OF KIDNEY DISEASE
Renal failure cases are quite different from most medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death cases because unlike accidents and other situations that result in injuries, most instances of kidney disease are chronic but manageable. With chronic kidney failure (CKD), the goal is typically to manage the disease rather than curing. With an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment, most kidney patients can live a relatively normal life, while avoiding the need for kidney dialysis or a kidney transplant. Without that accurate diagnosis and treatment, CKD can lead to end-stage renal failure requiring dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant. Serious cases that are not discovered until the patient is critical can even result in death. If you have been the victim of a medical misdiagnosis and/or improper treatment for kidney disease, and if you are suffering from kidney/renal failure, an experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney can help. Time is critical as the law limits the window for seeking compensation. Speak with one of the lawyers at the Miami-based law firm of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF KIDNEY DISEASE?
Kidney diseases remain enigmatic; seldom can a single, conclusive cause be identified for any individual patient’s condition. However, studies have shown that the likely causes of kidney failure include heredity (a history of kidney disease in the family), large quantities of analgesics (over-the-counter painkiller drugs), trauma, infection, and environmental factors. Diabetes and high blood pressure directly contribute to kidney disease, and so does glomerulonephritis, the inflammation of the glomeruli, the capillaries that initiate the filtering process in the kidneys. In the earliest stages, kidney failure is difficult to detect – the symptoms may be inconsistent and vague. Kidney failure can only be accurately diagnosed by a renal biopsy. If a physician finds protein in your urine, he or she should immediately refer you to a nephrologist (doctors specializing in the renal system.)
WE REPRESENT CLIENTS NATIONWIDE
With decades of combined experience, the attorneys at Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., represent clients throughout Florida, and we work with local attorneys to represent kidney failure patients who are medical malpractice victims across the United States. We’ve established a reputation for tenacity and an impressive record of success in medical malpractice cases involving kidney disease. If you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed, improperly cared for, or injured or harmed as a consequence of suffering kidney disease, discuss your legal rights and options at once with an experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney. As a patient, you have the right to file a lawsuit in an attempt to seek compensation from your physician and any others who hold liability in your case. Contact us today regarding a free initial consultation by calling 888.233.7667, or e-mail us.