Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in America. Failure to properly treat diabetes mistreatment has serious consequences, including loss of kidney function, nerve damage, blindness, and other serious complications. Let’s examine diabetes mistreatment, and detail what a medical malpractice claim concerning diabetes mistreatment entails.
Misdiagnosis Leads to Mistreatment
Common symptoms of diabetes include: Unexplained weight loss, extremely dry skin, blurred vision, excessive thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, numbness or tingling in the extremities, unexplained fatigue, repeated infections, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pains. Unfortunately, all of these symptoms can be easily mistaken for other common conditions, such as the flu and/or infection.
Diagnosing a patient with diabetes is extremely important due to the severity of symptoms that arise with an untreated case of diabetes. When diabetes is not properly diagnosed, the patient will continue to mismanage their health condition which can result in serious complications. Nearly all of the diabetes-related complications can be prevented if properly diagnosed and treated.
Medical Malpractice as a Result of Diabetes Mistreatment
In order to establish whether a medical practitioner was negligent or a diabetic patient was mistreated, the plaintiff must establish that the health care provider breached the standard of care. If a patient presents with classic symptoms of diabetes, testing should always be done because of the potential severity of diabetes mistreatment. If the health care provider was found to skip, or not follow through with simple tasks, such as blood work or urine tests, they may be guilty of medical malpractice.
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