Recognition and treatment of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
Acute kidney injury, particularly in the young, can usually resolve itself if the condition is recognised and treated quickly enough.
New guidelines from the National Institute of Care and Clinical Excellence (NICE) about best practices in treating people with AKI, highlights the need for regular checking of electrolytes and physiological observations, as well as adequate senior reviews.
However, even if fatal consequences are averted, delayed diagnosis or substandard treatment could still lead to chronic kidney problems that result in permanent damage and may require either a kidney transplant or regular dialysis treatment. This could mean that modifications must be made to the home to accommodate any equipment required. It is also likely that the person’s lifestyle would have to change dramatically too.
It was the substandard treatment of one of our clients following a hysterectomy that led to impaired kidney function. After seeking our expert help, we were able settle a claim that reflected the seriousness of her injuries. Read about Dawn’s story and find out how Shoosmiths could help you.
A successful compensation claim could help to recover costs for rehabilitation, adaptation of the home and any other care needed.