The Kidneys: Vital Organs That Protect Our Bodies
At Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A., we represent clients who have suffered as a result of medical negligence. Our medical malpractice attorneys emphasize cases involving the misdiagnosis or improper treatment of kidney disease.
The following information about the kidney is offered for informational purposes. Information has been gathered from respected sources, including the websites of the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America (KUFA) and the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC).
Filters For The Human Body
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, about the size of a fist, in the middle of the back on each side of the spine — a location that makes them somewhat prone to injury.* The kidneys’ main function is to serve as a blood filtering system for the body.
Blood enters the kidneys and is filtered by tiny nephrons that contain glomeruli. In the filtering process, more than 1 million nephrons remove waste products and toxins from the blood.* The kidneys also remove excess water and calcium and increase retention of essential chemicals that are deficient throughout the body.**
The kidneys also release three hormones: erythropoietin, rennin and calcitriol. These hormones are imperative for strong bones, healthy red blood cells and blood pressure regulation.**
While astonishing advances have been made in the treatment of kidney disease, thousands still suffer with the serious symptoms associated with kidney failure, despite taking medication and undergoing dialysis. Sometimes, the reason for that suffering is medical negligence, which can take the form of a misdiagnosis or improper treatment. In a small number of cases, this can lead to acute renal failure and ultimately death.
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with kidney disease and has been harmed or injured by improper treatment or an inaccurate diagnosis, speak with a lawyer at Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. as soon as possible. We work aggressively to secure the maximum available compensation for every client we represent, and we help clients learn more about treatment options and kidney transplant lists. You can review some of our past case results here.
* This information has been gathered from the official website for the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America.
** The information contained in the section titled ARF, CKD and ESRD is from the website for the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC).