The National Kidney Foundation estimates that approximately 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and another 20 million are at risk (National Kidney Foundation website).
The right treatment depends of the precise type of kidney failure, the degree of kidney damage that has occurred and the point in the disease process when a diagnosis is made. Steroids are effective for some kidney diseases like minimal change GN. Prescription drugs are used to treat several kinds of kidney diseases. Lupus nephritis, for example, is treated using a combination of anti-inflammatory and immuno-suppressant drugs.*
Renal Failure And End-Stage Renal Disease
Renal failure (kidney failure) is a term used to describe any loss of kidney function. The term used to describe total or near-total kidney failure is end-stage renal disease (ESRD). People suffering from ESRD need a more aggressive form of treatment. To stay alive, a person with ESRD must receive a kidney transplant or go on dialysis.**
Why Contact Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli And Pratt P.A.
Our attorneys have established a reputation for tenacity and an impressive record of success in medical malpractice cases involving kidney disease. Even if you signed a disclaimer, waiver or acknowledgement of the risks prior to receiving treatment, you may still be eligible to seek compensation for personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. These documents typically do not relieve doctors or other medical professionals of the obligation to provide an acceptable level of care.
If you have been injured due to the misdiagnosis, late diagnosis or negligent treatment of kidney disease, email our law office or call us at 786-401-4706.
* 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)