Most cases of advanced kidney failure are preventable, but many people may not realize that. If properly diagnosed and treated, those with kidney disease can generally live long and fulfilling lives. However, failing to diagnose or treat kidney disease can lead to complete failure of the kidneys – something that is devastating for patients and their families. At Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli and Pratt, we are here to help if you need a Hawaii kidney disease attorney. If you suspect that you or a loved one are suffering from advanced kidney disease because of the carelessness or negligence of a medical professional, call us today so we can investigate your situation.
Advanced kidney disease could be caused by medical malpractice
Nobody is saying that medical professionals regularly cause kidney disease, but there is no denying that a failure to diagnose and treat kidney disease can lead to a person needing a lifetime of prescription medications, time-consuming dialysis, and kidney transplants. In many cases, kidney disease leads to premature death in victims.
A failure to diagnose kidney disease could lead to a medical malpractice claim against a healthcare provider. Failure to diagnose lawsuits are one form of medical malpractice lawsuit that patients can file against negligent or careless medical providers. These cases arise when people suffer because a doctor did not treat them with an acceptable standard of care.
These cases can become incredibly complex and typically revolve around:
- Collecting records
- Obtaining expert witness testimony
- Filing legal papers
- Going up against hospitals, insurance carriers, and opposing lawyers
You absolutely need to have a skilled failure to diagnose attorney by your side in Hawaii when you are pursuing a kidney disease malpractice case. You do not have to do this alone, and a lawyer will have the resources and legal expertise to handle every aspect of this case for you.
Hawaii medical malpractice statute of limitations
When we turn to Hawaii Revised Statutes section 657-7.3, we can see that the medical malpractice statute of limitations is two years from the date a patient discovers, or should have discovered through reasonable diligence, the injury or illness. As soon as a person understands that their kidney disease has been worsened by a medical professional, they will have a two-year window with which to file their medical malpractice claim in court. If they fail to do so in time, they will lose the ability to recover the compensation they deserve. Additionally, no medical malpractice claim in Hawaii can be filed more than six years after the alleged act or omission that caused the injury or illness, regardless of when the injury or illness was discovered.
Call our medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation today
If you or someone you care about is suffering from advanced kidney disease and you think the kidney problems were caused by the negligence of a healthcare professional, contact Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli and Pratt today. Our qualified and experienced medical malpractice lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case and work to determine whether you are entitled to compensation for what happened. This could include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Lost income if you can no longer work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of quality of life damages
When you need a Hawaii kidney disease attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 866-377-3676.