Serious Harm Caused by Misdiagnosis of Diabetes

When you go to the doctor for help, you expect them to figure out what is wrong with you. Diabetes is a common condition in the US, affecting over 30 million Americans. That is nearly 10% of the total population in the country. However, there are times when doctors fail to properly diagnose someone with diabetes. This can lead to serious long-term health consequences for a patient. At The Weitz Firm, LLC we understand these cases and are ready to get to work on your behalf today. When you need a Philadelphia misdiagnosis of diabetes attorney, you can count on us to be by your side.

Failing to diagnose diabetes at all

Diabetes affects many people in the US. When properly diagnosed (with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes), the condition can usually be treated, and a person can live a relatively normal life. Treatment can range from lifestyle adjustments to medication, or a combination of both. However, if a patient is not diagnosed with diabetes, they can suffer from a range of serious health consequences, including:

  • Damage to large and small blood vessels
  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Problems with kidneys, eyes, feet, and nerves
  • Problems with the digestive system, skin, sexual organs, teeth and gums, and immune system

Regular check-ups and screenings are important, and your healthcare provider should always look for signs and symptoms of diabetes.

Diagnosing the wrong type of diabetes

The majority of diabetic adults in the US have Type 2 diabetes, but that does not mean that it is true 100% of the time.

  • 96% of diabetics of 30 years old have Type 2 diabetes.
  • Only 10% of diabetics of all ages have Type 1 diabetes.

Because of these statistics, a healthcare provider may jump to the conclusion that a patient has Type 2 diabetes without a thorough medical evaluation.

These two types of diabetes are treated very differently. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by a person’s inability to produce sufficient amounts of insulin in the body of the body cell’s inability to react to insulin. Type 1 diabetes occurs in patients suffering from an autoimmune disorder that destroys the cells that make insulin in the body.

When improperly diagnosed, diabetes with Type 1 diabetes can suffer from organ failure, ketoacidosis, and other serious complications that could be irreversible.

Let us get to work on your case now

If you or a loved one have been harmed due to a misdiagnosis of diabetes, please seek legal assistance today. At The Weitz Firm, LLC our knowledgeable and experienced team will sit down and review your case with you to determine whether you are entitled to any of the following compensation:

  • Compensation for all medical expenses related to the misdiagnosis
  • Coverage of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the people responsible

If you need a Philadelphia misdiagnosis of diabetes attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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