Failure To Diagnose Kidney Failure
When our kidneys fail, toxins can accumulate in our bodies and cause serious injuries. If kidney failure is not diagnosed in time, a person can suffer permanent damage, or die. When a doctor’s failure to diagnose kidney failure causes injury, that doctor has committed medical malpractice. Yet, proving medical malpractice is a very difficult process and many attorneys simply don’t have the experience to win a failure to diagnose case.
You Need An Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer
At Sokol & Associates, P.C., our attorneys have extensive experience handling medical malpractice claims, including claims involving failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis. In fact, attorney Larry Sokol has dedicated his legal career to handling medical malpractice and injury claims — that’s more than 40 years of experience that you could have on your side.
Failure To Diagnose Kidney Disease
Signs that kidney failure — the immediate loss of kidney function — or kidney disease — the gradual loss of kidney function — have occurred include nausea, vomiting, bloody urine, abnormal heart rhythm, high blood pressure and swelling in the extremities such as hands and feet.
These are, unfortunately, the signs and symptoms of many diseases and illnesses. Yet, there are questions doctors can ask, and tests they can order, to determine what is causing the symptoms. Failure to order appropriate tests may be medical malpractice.
Doctors can be held accountable for failure to diagnose kidney disease/kidney failure when:
- They fail to act according to the standards required of them in their field;
- The failure causes them to misdiagnose kidney disease; and
- The misdiagnosis puts the patient in a worse position than he or she would have been in had the doctors acted appropriately
Fighting For Compensation After Medical Malpractice
At Sokol & Associates, P.C., we have a network of medical experts and other professionals that we use to prove that a doctor violated the standard of care. We have extensive experience negotiating for fair settlements and, when a fair settlement is not an option, fighting for clients in court.
We know that clients are entitled to compensation for all of their injuries, both financial and emotional, and we will work to get the best results possible in your case.
Call today for a free consultation with a Portland attorney experienced in failure to diagnose kidney failure claims: 503-575-9683. You can also contact us online. We represent clients throughout Oregon and Washington.