Kidney failure (also referred to as renal failure) is the medical condition in which the organ stops functioning properly. Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. But if they are damaged, they don’t work properly. Harmful wastes can build up in your body. Your blood pressure may rise. Your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells.
Traumatic renal failure is particularly dangerous, since it is resistant to therapy and contributes to the development of post-traumatic multiple organ failure.
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- Medical expenses
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If you or your loved one has any of these symptoms after a crash, medical attention is needed immediately:
- Severe flank pain
- Blood in urine
- Swelling, fluid retention
- Nausea or vomiting
Tests to Determine Extent of Damage
There are many tests that may be performed to help diagnose kidney failure after an accident. An x-ray, abdominal CT scan, or abdominal MRI may be used. A physician may order a renal scan to check for blood flow. To get a total picture of the functioning capabilities, you may be given an intravenous pyelogram (IVP).
It is vital to determine the extent of your injuries so that you can be fully compensated for your losses. The sooner you contact us, the better able we will be to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses, and address other important factors.