On behalf of Attwaters Jameson Hill posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

With World Kidney day just taking place we are reminded of how prevalent kidney disease is and how it affects millions of children and adults around the world. The importance of world kidney day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys and the impact of kidney disease and its associated problems worldwide.

World Kidney day recognises the severity of chronic kidney disease:

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.

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