Failure To Timely And Properly Treat Kidney Disease
Lawsuit Against Patient First And Potomac Physicians, P.A. | July 3, 2019 – Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland
On July 3, 2019, WVFK&N attorneys Mary Koch and Robert Lewis filed a medical malpractice claim on behalf of a woman who developed chronic kidney disease as a result of her doctors’ failures to properly treat her.
The complaint alleges that defendants failed to adequately document the medical care and treatment provided to the patient at each and every visit. The defendants also failed to recognize persistent hematuria and proteinuria as symptoms of potentially life threatening conditions, including but not limited to, analgesic nephropathy, IgA nephropathy and/or chronic kidney disease. Additionally, the defendants failed to promptly order appropriate and adequate testing to determine the cause of the patient’s persistent hematuria and proteinuria and/or refer the patient to an appropriate specialist to determine the cause of Ms. Morales’ hematuria and proteinuria. The doctors also improperly prescribed nephrotoxic medications, including but not limited to ibuprofen, in the setting of persistent hematuria and proteinuria.
The lawsuit alleges the defendants failed to properly and timely treat the patient’s symptoms. The patient suffers from serious injuries as a direct and proximate result of the defendants’ negligence. The patient now suffers from chronic kidney disease and other problems and will require significant medical care and treatment for the remainder of her life.
The action is pending in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland.