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Medical Malpractice: Negligent Diabetic Treatment

Jul 9, 2017 | Medication Errors

"DiabeticWith the global diabetic population growing by leaps and bounds every day, it is the principal responsibility of all practicing diabetologists to educate and effectively treat their patients and to save them from this "silent killer." Diabetes indeed kills silently. In many cases it is even seen that the disease shows no apparent symptoms.

The disease is either diagnosed by accident or when it has caused irreparable damage to the patient’s vital organs leading to conditions like a cardio-vascular attack; diabetic retinopathy, which if left untreated, inevitably leads to blindness; renal failure or even death following diabetic coma induced by either hyperglycemia (abnormally high blood sugar levels) or hypoglycemia (sub-normal blood sugar); and foot ulcers that turn to gangrene, leading to amputation of limbs.

Medical negligence & diabetes

The attending physician may be held responsible if he or she fails to diagnose the condition and suggest appropriate measures to control it.

They are considered negligent if he has not taken proper note of the patient’s personal medical history or his family’s. Diabetes is by and large also a hereditary disease and those from diabetic families are highly prone to inherit it. Moreover, the doctor needs to carefully study the patient’s lifestyle and food habits because the condition is also called a lifestyle disease.

However, the good news is that with proper diet, exercise and medication, a diabetic may lead a perfectly normal life. The failure on the part of his doctor to guide him accordingly on the same, amounts to medical negligence. The fact that he failed to treat the condition which drastically reduced the patient’s quality of life, which otherwise a more competent physician might have, is by itself an offence in the eye of law.

It may also happen that in spite of making the right diagnosis, the doctor delayed the treatment or suggested improper or inadequate medication to tackle the problem, leading to further deterioration in the patient’s condition and certain irreversible damages in his system. Here again, as per the basic rules of medical negligence, the physician is guilty.

However, in order to prove that it was indeed an act of medical negligence on the part of your attending physician, you need to first establish that he failed in his duty of care towards you. This will be the foundation of your argument and once you’ve established it, half your job is done.

Legalities involved

Such medical negligence is often a difficult thing to prove and is best handled by a qualified, trained, and sagacious lawyer dealing in diabetic negligence cases. Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff (RMFW Law) is one such firm that helps you get your due compensation arising from wrong or negligent treatment of diabetes.

We first gather all facts based on the initial procedure of diagnosis and treatment till your present condition and point out loopholes and mistakes, if any, substantiated by ample documentary proof. If need be, we shall also arrange to get an expert opinion on your case and present the expert in court as a witness should your case go to trial.

This will be in addition to preparing all the paperwork, taking care of all court procedures including gathering other witnesses and experts for cross examination during the trial, negotiating with your insurance company and finally, getting you your due compensation. The first consultation comes for free. Call us at 212 697 9280.

We only win if you win. RMFW Law knows how to win these types of cases. Since we only take a percentage at the end it is as if you never even have to pay us, you never write us a check. Call us today! Let’s see the viability of your case.