Patients who undergo kidney
dialysis already have a difficult and painful ordeal. They suffer from kidney
failure and rely on kidney dialysis treatments several times a week to make
sure that their blood is cleansed of harmful toxins and waste. The treatment is
often necessary to prolong the lives of these patients. For many patients,
kidney dialysis becomes a routine since they visit the dialysis center on a
regular basis to undergo the procedure. One of the medical instruments that is
used in kidney dialysis is a shunt which is surgically inserted into the arm or
abdomen of the patient. It is the point where blood is pumped into the
patient’s body. Patients can experience life threatening injuries or conditions
if the shunt is improperly inserted, malfunction or are infected.
In the Case of Poorly Managed Shunts
Dialysis nurses and technicians
are responsible for making sure that shunts are properly inserted and that they
are clean and free of infection. If you or a loved one suffered an injury from
a poor shunt then you may be entitled to file a claim for the injuries that
resulted. Contact a kidney dialysis injury attorney to have your case reviewed
today. A Dialysis Lawsuit can
secure the settlement you deserve.
New York Dialysis Patient Suffers Fatal Shunt Rupture
In one case, a New York City
man suffered a shunt rupture and died as a result of fatal bleeding. His wife
returned home one day to find him collapsed in a pool of his own blood and
blood splattered everywhere. The medical examiner’s office in New York did an
autopsy which revealed that the shunt had ruptured because it was infected and
the hole through which his blood was pumped had become gotten extremely big and
ruptured. The accident was extremely unfortunate because medical staff at the
clinic should have noticed the infection and treated him for it right away. Due
to the negligence of medical professionals at the dialysis clinic, the man was
not able to receive life saving treatment that would have prevented the
accident from happening and he would still be alive.
If you have experienced an
injury or fatality in the family as a result of negligence on the part of a
kidney dialysis clinic then contact a kidney dialysis attorney immediately to
review your case and seek compensation for your medical expenses, pain and
suffering. Lately there has been a large number of lawsuits associated with Granuflo, Naturalyte,
Actos and dialysis injury cases overall.
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