When a doctor finds protein or blood in your urine (“proteinuria”), it’s imperative that your doctor refers you to a kidney specialist as quickly as possible. Proteinuria is usually the first indicator of kidney disease, so a failure to refer a patient to a specialist can constitute negligence — negligence that may ultimately lead to a lengthy hospital stay, permanent kidney damage and injury that results in further health complications or even death. A nephrologist – that is, a kidney specialist – is the doctor who can provide kidney disease patients (especially those with chronic kidney disease) the specific testing, monitoring, and treatment they require. If any healthcare provider failed to send you to a nephrologist after discovering proteinuria, or if your medical condition has deteriorated because of a wrongful diagnosis or inappropriate treatment, you should immediately consult an attorney who focuses on kidney disease-related malpractice. The Miami law firm of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., has an impressive record of prevailing on behalf of our clients in medical malpractice proceedings. Call or email us at once to arrange a free legal consultation with an experienced lawyer. When you turn to our law firm, you’ll work with an experienced legal professional who provide aggressive legal representation and more. We also help our clients and their family members as they work to obtain the medical care they require and show them how to qualify for kidney transplant waiting lists.


A nephrologist is a kidney specialist, a doctor of internal medicine who has specialized in treating kidney diseases. Some people mistakenly believe that urologists treat kidney disease; this is incorrect. A nephrologist must complete three years of training in internal medicine and pass the medical boards to qualify for advanced training in the treatment of kidney disease. Another two-to-three years – working alongside experienced nephrologists – is then required.


If you need to discuss a case of personal injury resulting from medical negligence or kidney disease-related malpractice, we invite you to contact a lawyer with our Miami law practice. You may have a viable claim to compensation for losses and injury; if so, one of our lawyers can help you file a lawsuit. Contact an attorney with Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt as quickly as possible. We are based in Miami but we consult and work with clients and medical malpractice lawyers throughout Florida and across the nation. Contact us promptly to set up a free initial consultation by calling 888.233.7667, or email us today at: [email protected].