LIGHT CHAIN DEPOSITION DISEASE
Protein molecules are essential to all life, and in human bodies, proteins are basic “building blocks.” Proteins appear and operate in molecular “chains” that are “heavy” chains or “light” chains. High protein levels in the kidneys can indicate kidney disease. One blood disorder that causes a buildup of protein in the kidney is called light chain deposition disease (LCDD). (Multiple myeloma is a similar but more common blood disorder.) If you suffer with LCDD or with multiple myeloma, and you were not initially diagnosed or treated properly, you may be at risk for – or already suffering – renal failure and kidney damage. A wrongful treatment or failure to make an appropriate diagnosis in a patient can constitute medical malpractice. At the Miami-based law firm of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., our experienced Florida medical malpractice attorneys aggressively work on behalf of kidney disease patients whose conditions are now worse because of medical malpractice.
LCDD CAN BE FATAL
LCDD makes the body produce abnormal amounts of protein that block the kidneys and impair their proper functioning. Ultimately, if you suffer LCDD, it means that your kidneys are not properly filtering your urine. It’s a serious disease. When a general practitioner or a family doctor finds abnormal protein readings, that doctor should refer you to a nephrologist. Failure to make that referral may be medical malpractice. Chemotherapy is the most common treatment for LCDD, but more will be required. Chemotherapy can stop your body’s production of abnormal protein levels, but it cannot treat the kidney disease that has been caused by abnormal protein deposits in the kidney. Effective treatment and care is imperative; if protein chains are not flushed from the kidneys, the kidneys will clog and fail to function. Dialysis is then required, and a kidney transplant is the only effective, long-term alternative. LCDD if untreated or improperly treated, is fatal.
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If you believe that your kidney disease was made worse by medical malpractice, you may have grounds to take legal action by filing a medical malpractice claim. For more than a quarter of a century, the Florida malpractice attorneys at the Miami-based law firm of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., have advocated on behalf of kidney disease patients who are malpractice victims. With assistance from reliable medical experts, we can determine if malpractice occurred, and if it did, we can fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. To arrange a no-cost consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, contact us promptly by calling 888.233.7667, or e-mail us right now at: [email protected].