Dialysis Facility Injury Attorney & Dialysis Center Injury Lawyer

Dialysis is a crucial medical treatment for patients suffering from kidney failure, and dialysis facilities play an important role in providing this life-saving therapy. However, when a dialysis facility fails to maintain the necessary standards of care, patients can suffer serious and life-threatening injuries.

The law firm of Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace is committed to representing victims of abuse, neglect, and negligence in dialysis centers and helping them obtain the compensation they deserve. In this article, we will discuss common types of injuries that occur in dialysis centers, the types of damages available to those injured, and how our experienced dialysis facility injury attorneys can help you navigate the complex legal process. If you or a loved one was injured in a dialysis center, we invite you to call 1-800-366-8653 to schedule a free consultation.

Common Types of Injuries in Michigan Dialysis Centers

Close to 400,000 Americans receive chronic dialysis, a number that is rising as obesity and diabetes reach epidemic levels.2 This increase has also led to a rise in preventable dialysis center injuries, including: 

  • Infections. Dialysis patients are more susceptible to infections due to their weakened immune systems, and the medical equipment and procedures involved in dialysis treatments can introduce harmful bacteria if not properly maintained. Infections can range from minor to life-threatening, and may include bloodstream infections, peritonitis, and infections at the access site.
  • Hemodialysis-related injuries. Hemodialysis is the most common type of dialysis treatment, involving the use of a machine to filter waste from the patient’s blood. Errors in administering the treatment, inadequate monitoring of the patient, or equipment malfunctions can lead to serious injuries such as blood clots, air embolisms, and disconnection accidents.
  • Medication errors. Dialysis patients often require multiple medications to manage their condition, and any errors in administering these drugs can have serious consequences. Overdosing, under-dosing, or administering the wrong medication can lead to severe complications or even death.
  • Inadequate staff training and supervision. Dialysis centers are required to employ trained and competent staff to administer treatments and care for patients. However, inadequate training or supervision can lead to negligent care, resulting in a variety of injuries and complications for patients.
  • Physical and emotional abuse. Unfortunately, some dialysis patients may be subjected to physical, emotional, or verbal abuse by staff members. This can cause physical injuries, as well as severe psychological harm.

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding a dialysis center patient’s injury, our team at Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace stands ready to seek accountability and maximum compensation on their behalf. As dedicated dialysis center injury attorneys, we understand the unique challenges that these cases present and the devastating impact that negligence on the part of the staff or facility can have on patients and their families.

When you entrust your case to our firm, you can rest assured that we will leave no stone unturned in pursuing justice for you or your loved one. We are committed to holding negligent staff members and dialysis centers accountable for their actions, and we will fight tirelessly to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation available under the law.

Types of Damages Available for Injured Dialysis Patients

If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a dialysis facility due to someone else’s negligent actions or inaction, you may be entitled to the following damages:

  • Medical expenses. If you’ve been injured due to negligence, abuse, or neglect in a dialysis center, you may be entitled to compensation for your past, present, and future medical expenses. This can include the cost of hospital stays, surgeries, medications, therapy, and other related treatments.
  • Pain and suffering. Victims of dialysis facility injuries may also be entitled to compensation for the physical pain and emotional suffering they have experienced as a result of their injuries. This can include mental anguish, emotional distress, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Lost wages. If an individual’s injuries cause the person to miss work, he or she may be eligible for compensation for lost wages. This can also include any future loss of earning capacity due to the injuries.
  • Loss of consortium. In some cases, the spouse of an injured dialysis patient may be entitled to compensation for the loss of companionship, love, and support that they have experienced as a result of their partner’s injuries.
  • Punitive damages. In cases of particularly egregious negligence, abuse, or neglect, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party and deter future misconduct. Punitive damages are not available in all cases and are subject to certain limitations.

As experienced dialysis center injury lawyers, we will leave no stone unturned in identifying all potentially liable parties so that you and your family have the best chances of securing full and fair compensation for your losses.

How Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace Can Help

At Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, we are dedicated to helping victims of abuse, neglect, and negligence in dialysis centers obtain the justice and compensation they deserve. Our team has extensive knowledge of the complex medical and legal issues involved in these cases and is prepared to provide the compassionate representation clients need during challenging times.

  • Thorough investigation. As experienced dialysis facility injury attorneys, we can conduct a thorough investigation of your case, including reviewing medical records, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with medical experts to determine the cause of injuries and identify all potentially responsible parties.
  • Aggressive negotiation. We will work tirelessly to negotiate a fair settlement, taking into account the full extent of the injuries and the impact they have had on an individual’s life. If the responsible party is unwilling to offer a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to take a case to trial.
  • Trial experience. We have a proven track record of success in the courtroom, having obtained favorable verdicts and settlements for clients in a variety of nursing home abuse and medical facility neglect matters. We are not afraid to take on large corporations and insurance companies to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve.
  • Personalized attention. At Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, we understand that every client’s situation is unique, and we are committed to providing personalized attention to each case. We will work closely with you to develop a legal strategy tailored to your specific needs and circumstances, and we will keep you informed and involved throughout the process.
  • No recovery, no fee. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not pay any legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. This ensures that you can focus on your recovery without worrying about the financial burden of pursuing a legal claim.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a dialysis center due to abuse, neglect, or negligence, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a dialysis facility injury attorney as soon as possible.

The law firm of Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace is dedicated to helping victims of dialysis center injuries obtain the compensation they need to heal and move forward with their lives. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help you seek justice.