Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston explains how a delay in a lupus diagnosis caused renal failure in a young female patient. She began to frequently visit her family physician with complaints of excessive fatigue. She indicated that she was struggling to do daily activities, despite sleeping more than eight hours a night.
Because she was getting so fatigued, she was dropped from her job because she couldn’t get her work tasks completed. Her family doctor kept telling her that she was ok.
Months later, she began to experience joint pain so severe that normal daily activities became impossible to accomplish. Her doctor told her that there was nothing that could be done.
Over the next several months, she developed low-grade fevers and severe joint pain. She also started noticing blood in the toilet after urinating. She visited another doctor for a second opinion. After collecting her blood, she was told her that her antibodies were elevated. Her labs also showed that her kidney function was affected.
So why are we sharing this story with you today? Because your doctor may be ignoring your complaints. Here’s what you do, pick up the phone and give us a call at 301-850-4832 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We answer questions like yours regarding Maryland medical malpractice cases all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.