According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 million Americans have diabetes. While the disease presents many difficulties, people with diabetes can take a number of steps to manage their blood sugar levels. Physicians who treat individuals with diabetes have an obligation to adequately treat and educate patients about the disease. The failure to treat diabetes can lead to a drastically reduced quality of life. For instance, people with diabetes can suffer blindness, kidney failure, diabetic foot ulcers or the amputation of a limb due to negligence in diabetes treatment. In the worst cases, the failure to treat diabetes can cause death.
If you have reason to believe that a doctor's failure to treat your condition has caused injury, or if it caused the death of a loved one, you may have a medical malpractice case. In these situations, it is vital that you speak with a knowledgeable malpractice attorney.
The New York City lawyers of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP fight for victims of medical malpractice. We think strategically and argue forcefully on behalf of our clients in all types of malpractice claims, including claims involving the negligent treatment of diabetes.
The primary issue in every case involving the failure to treat diabetes is whether the patient followed the proscribed course of treatment. The doctor and their insurance companies will inevitably place blame on the patient. In order to overcome these obstacles, our diabetes medical malpractice lawyers and attorneys in New York City will fully investigate your medical records and course of treatment. If we are able to show that your physician failed to use due care in his or her treatment of your disease, we will make a strong claim for your damages.
Diabetic foot ulcers, if not properly diagnosed and treated, can eventually lead to amputation and even wrongful death. Diabetics often lack sensation in the feet, so a sore can go unnoticed for significant period of time without the patient even noticing it. For this reason, it is important for podiatrists and other physicians to properly examine the patient for warning signs of diabetic foot ulcers.
If you think your doctor failed to treat your diabetes, we want to talk to you. Call 1-212-697-9280 or e-mail us to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation. If you cannot travel to us, we can travel to you.
Our client, a 5-year-old patient, receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolf. Representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts, Daniel Minc said, "It was great day for the family."
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