Kidney stones, while they can be quite painful when being passed, usually do not cause permanent damage. That is not the case when a kidney stone obstructs urine flow. An obstructive kidney stone is a medical emergency, especially in a patient who has only one kidney.
At Miller & Wagner, our attorneys investigate and present damage claims for misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose and treat an obstructing kidney stone. We are recognized as one of Oregon’s pre-eminent medical malpractice law firms. From our offices in Portland and Pacific City, our attorneys represent plaintiffs injured by medical malpractice throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington.
If you have suffered a serious injury because a medical professional failed to diagnose an obstructive kidney stone, we offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case.
Misdiagnosis of Kidney Stone Obstruction in Oregon
Kidney stones are small mineral deposits that form inside your kidneys. In most cases, a patient may need only water and pain medication to pass a stone. Depending on the size and location of the stone, surgery may be needed.
An obstructing stone can require immediate attention, as a kidney that is blocked may stop working over time. An obstructing stone can also lead to infection.
If a medical professional failed to diagnose and treat your obstructing kidney, and you suffered a serious injury as a result, you may have a case of medical malpractice against the provider.
From our offices in Portland, our medical malpractice trial attorneys represent plaintiffs in medical negligence claims against physicians and health care providers throughout Oregon and Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Pacific City.