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Malpractices for Failure to Treat High Blood Pressure

Hypertension that goes untreated can result in lasting harm to major organs, such as kidneys, heart, lungs and brain, and blood vessels. This is why it is crucial to detect high blood pressure, and treat it promptly.

Personal injury high blood pressure attorneys represent many clients subsequent to the treatment and misdiagnosis of high blood pressure, which can cause catastrophic medical conditions or sustained injuries. One can file a lawsuit for malpractices for failure to treat high blood pressure.

It is the responsibility of every physician to examine vital signs for every patient in order to identify conditions, which could impact a patient’s overall health; there is absolutely no excuse to misdiagnose high blood pressure because blood pressure tests are simple to administer.

Crises of Hypertension and the Health Impact

When blood pressure rises to a level that is extreme, it can present an instant threat to life. Most hypertension patients risk sustaining cardiovascular complications, which can result from blood vessel damage over time.

There are two classifications which medical centers will offer to crises in hypertensive care; each one has a different response. 


The kinds of recommended responses and crisis are the following:

If the patient experiences a spike in blood pressure with no harm to vital organs, medications are allocated to bring blood pressure slowly to a safe level, and over the next several hours, it is determined that the blood pressure can safely be brought to normal levels.

When the blood pressure of a patient is brought down too quickly, it can result in catastrophic complications. Malpractices for failure to treat high blood pressure can ensue.

When evidence surfaces that a patient is enduring organ failure because of critically increased blood pressure, that individual needs to be admitted immediately into intensive care.

To bring down the blood pressure of a patient with medications, this can control the monitoring of a patient for indications of distress, which may stipulate intervention promptly.

If a patient sustains extreme hypertension, that individual will exhibit major symptoms which should trigger hospital staff or physicians to assess, for high blood pressure, the patient.

The various symptoms entail severe pain in the chest, shortness of breath, swelling, anxiety, seizures, and bleeding from one’s eyes.

Every minute is vital in the delivery of treatment, if these symptoms arise.

Any neglect to offer treatment will result in catastrophic damage to the brain, liver, heart, lungs, kidneys and other internal organs. The patient can pursue a lawsuit for malpractices for failure to treat high blood pressure.

There is even a strong association between fluid buildup in the brain, and hypertension, and failure to treat an emergency for hypertension can result ultimately in long-term brain damage or stroke.

The damage can be severe, as a victim may lose control of normal brain functions, and require assistance in care for the remainder of his or her life.

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