27 July

Organ failures are preventable if caught early on. A medical professionals’ purpose is to maintain, promote, and restore your health. However, organ failure is a severe, major illness that can have serious life consequences. Human organs are working too hard to keep us alive every moment of the day just for one small mistake to ruin that.

Unfortunately, a doctor can make one small medical mistake that can turn deadly. A Honolulu medical malpractice attorney will hold the medical professional responsible for your organ failure by having them pay compensation for their mistake.

Organ Failure Signs To Watch Out For

The organs in the body are interconnected with one another, which can have a domino effect on the body. When an organ fails, everything else around it can also suffer as a result.

Signs of organ failure can vary depending on which organ, but the symptoms can consist of:

  • Heart. Swollen legs, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
  • Kidney. Changes in urination, nausea, weakness, and back pain.
  • Liver. Depending on the severity, one could exhibit swollen belly, jaundice, vomiting blood, and nausea.
  • Brain. Affected balance, seizures, blurry vision, and difficulty speaking.
  • Lung. Shortness of breath, passing out, and bluish color on fingertips, toes, or lips.

If the organ failure continues to persist, it can result in death.

How Can Organ Failure Occur?

Patients that do not receive the proper treatment for a variety of medical conditions can result in experiencing organ failure. The following is a list of medical conditions that a doctor commonly attempts to treat but the victim ends up experiencing organ failure:

  • Sepsis
  • Blood loss
  • Ruptured spleen
  • Internal bleeding
  • Pneumothorax
  • Drug interactions

When a medical condition goes untreated, it can create stress on other organs causing them to fail.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, national data for overall organ failure shows 106,804 candidates waiting on the transplant list. In the state of Hawaii, 366 candidates are waiting for an organ transplant.

An organ transplant is not guaranteed to work. Depending on the organ, it can have a success rate of 50%-75%. If the transplant is a success right away, there is still a possibility that the new organ can fail within the next seven years.

The determining factors of a successful organ transplant are determined by ethnicity, age, blood type, gender, and diagnosis. For a successful transplant, both the recipient and donor must be an exact match.

We Are Here To Help You Through This Complicated Time

Your time is sensitive, so we will not waste any of it. At Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli, and Pratt P.A., our Honolulu medical malpractice attorneys have over 25 years of experience getting our clients the settlements they deserve. The compensation you receive can help cover the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Full medical bill coverage
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages

If you or a loved one has suffered from organ failure due to medical negligence, contact us as soon as possible by clicking here or calling us at 866-377-3676.

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Jed Kurzban Esq

Catastrophic Injury Attorney Hawaii

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