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Dialysis Related Deaths Caused Due To The Process
Fresenius Medical Care and Dialysis

Dialysis Death Alert

Dialysis Death Alert - Any patient going through the motions of disorders such as kidney disease and chronic renal failure has at one point considered dialysis as a means of maintaining their health and getting better.  One out of ten American adults have some level of chronic kidney disease.  Dialysis has been recommended throughout its history as a way to restore functionality a patient might desire or as the last option in order to live.  In situations where the kidney is failing and cannot be expected to function as it normally does, the filtering process where a patient’s blood removes itself of waste because of the kidneys, can no longer be expected to exercise that function on its own any more.  Since many opt to go to expensive dialysis centers to get care, one can only imagine that with having an experienced medical staff to dialyze a patient is a guarantee towards successful dialysis and an approach to get better.  But Americans who have reached a certain age are finding that there are hazards associated with it that can ultimately lead to their deaths.  Many Americans even choose to dialyze themselves at home which is a cumulative total of 8% of all the over 350,000 Americans who undergo dialysis.

So one can only imagine that something that’s believed to be a treatment is actually causing the deaths of Americans in an incrementally high number.  In the year 2006 alone, 20.1% of all dialysis patients had died from heart disease or infections due to either failures when it came to their treatment or due to a problem in which they hadn’t had the right diagnosis to address their treatment.  It is worth noting that they had died of the negligence by caregivers or medical staff.

It is notable that many people who seek the means to have a longer life would leave themselves at risk that many didn’t have the foresight to see.  Fortunately, if you have ever faced serious adverse side effects or might have suffered the loss of a loved one, you’ve got options.  Every patient has rights whenever it comes to the administration of their care and one would never think that they should fall victim to oversights by caregivers who are practitioners of dialysis.

Please call our offices to speak with our team of legal counsel to address your situation.  It is one of the most constructive and decisive steps toward recovery that you can do in a time of loss of functionality or in the most painful circumstances, the death of a loved one. Contact the Houston law office of Joseph Archer at 877-217-8510 today to find out how to take action if you or someone you love suffered serious side effects after dialysis.

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