“Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive loss in kidney function over a period of months or years. Each of your kidneys has about a million tiny filters, called nephrons. If nephrons are damaged, they stop working. For a while, healthy nephrons can take on the extra work. But if the damage continues, more and more nephrons shut down. After a certain point, the nephrons that are left cannot filter your blood well enough to keep you healthy”.
When kidney function falls below a certain point, it is called kidney failure. Kidney failure affects your whole body, and can make you feel very ill. Untreated kidney failure can be life-threatening.”
Solicitor Nadia Qadri of Attwaters Jameson Hill points out “Renal failure is best caught in its earliest stages. If you have suffered kidney failure through the errors of a medical professional, by being wrongly diagnosed or from a failure to spot issues, your future prognosis may be much worse and you may require more long term care. Had renal failure been caught in the early stages then a patient with the correct treatment is likely to make a full recovery. The difficulty is if there has been a delay in diagnosis by a medical professional. This is an ever prevalent issue and patients need to know they can be compensated should there be such a failure of care to them”.
If you have suffered a kidney illness due to an error of a medical professional then please contact our medical negligence team who may be able to assist you in a claim for compensation.