Our medical malpractice lawyers in Michigan represent diabetic patients who have suffered kidney disease due to medical negligence made by a doctor failing to properly diagnose their diabetic patients. Considering how many Americans have diabetes, this is a major issue. The combination of daily testing of blood sugar by the patient and the regular testing of glycosylated hemoglobin by the doctor provide the information to allow adjustments in insulin to bring blood sugar levels as close as possible to that of a non-diabetic. The failure of a doctor to implement that type of regimen is probably medical malpractice.
Kidney Disease Information
Every year in our nation more than 100,000 individuals are diagnosed with kidney failure. According to studies and reports by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) diabetes prescription drug medications are associated with increased levels of acute renal failure.
Diabetes can inflict severe damage on the kidneys. Doctors should know that chronic kidney disease is a common complication of diabetes. However, many doctors are not properly or failing to diagnose kidney disease. When kidney disease goes undiagnosed, it can result in kidney failure. Kidney failure can result in dialysis or even death.
Causes Of Kidney Failure
Renal failure can develop because of an acute situation, such as excessive blood loss or dehydration, or due to chronic problems that have been poorly controlled. While acute situations often occur suddenly with no real chance for prevention, many of the chronic causes of kidney failure are well-known problems long before failure has a chance to occur. These include:
- Poorly controlled diabetes
- Poorly controlled hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Chronic glomerulonephritis (a progressive kidney disorder)
Diabetes and hypertension are the two most common causes of end stage renal failure, despite the fact that these two problems can and should be controlled by a primary physician. Patients with high blood pressure and diabetes need regular treatment and careful monitoring to ensure these chronic conditions do not lead to kidney failure and other life-threatening consequences.
Kidney Failure & Diabetes Patient Care
Unfortunately, delays in preventative care still happen. When a doctor fails to treat blood pressure and diabetes patients at the appropriate intervals and with the appropriate methods, they can be held responsible for medical negligence. A lifetime of dialysis treatment and kidney transplants is a costly consequence for patients who could have avoided this dangerous disease altogether.
Compensation In Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical malpractice lawsuit settlements include compensation paid for both economic and non-economic losses. Non-economic claims include payment for the pain and suffering caused by the medical negligence.
Medical negligence lawsuits that involve the death of the patient, further non-economic damages can be sought. These include compensation for loss of emotional support, comfort, companionship, society, moral support, and consortium. In the case of death, we will pursue a wrongful death lawsuit on your family's behalf.
Compensation is also owed to the family for ecomonic losses caused by the medical negligence. These include loss of earnings, loss of financial support and loss of work benefits (health insurance, pension). These claims all will contribute to the final settlement amount of the lawsuit.
No Fees Unless You Win An Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a settlement. We also pay all case costs and expenses. If you case is unsuccessful for any reason whatsoever, you will owe us nothing. We put that in writing for you.
Contact Our Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice at a hospital or by a physician, it is important you contact our law firm today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and start working on your case immediately.