The consequences of poorly treated diabetes can be vast: blindness, limb amputation, loss of kidney function, nerve damage, and other bad outcomes. All of these consequences can happen to patients who receive good medical care, but the chances are much more likely of a bad outcome when medical care is indifferent or sloppy. This web site is intended to help patients and families with Type I and Type II diabetes understand the standards of medical care they have a right to expect from their physicians.
The Major Complications of Poorly Treated Diabetes
Read articles from the American Diabetes Association/American College of Cardiology featuring information on treatment guidelines for patients with Diabetes and risk of Heart Disease.
The cornerstone of preventing the complications of diabetes is maintaining a patient’s hour-by-hour blood sugar as close as possible to that of a nondiabetic. Learn more…
What are “standards of care”? These are the minimum requirements for competent treatment of a medical disease or condition. A number of organizations, mainly the American Diabetes Association, have published guidelines that together make up the standards of care for treating diabetics in the United States.
If a doctor has violated these standards of care, he or she can be legally liable for the damage caused by the substandard medical care.
If you or a family member has suffered a serious, permanent injury related to poor diabetes care, you may want to talk to a lawyer. Blindness, amputation and kidney failure are some of the injuries that could qualify for a legal case. We provide free and confidential consultations to patients and families in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland sort out their legal options. help determine if you have a valid malpractice case.
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