About the Kidney

The Kidneys: Vital Organs that Protect Our Bodies

At Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A, we represent clients who have suffered as a result of medical negligence. Our medical malpractice attorneys place a strong emphasis on cases involving the misdiagnosis or improper treatment of kidney disease.

If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm. Call 786-401-4706 to contact our law office in Miami, Florida.

The following information about the kidney is offered for informational purposes. Information has been gathered from respected sources including the websites of the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America (KUFA) and the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC).

Our Kidneys: Filters for the Human Body

The kidneys are two bean shaped organs, about the size of a fist, that are located in the middle part of our back and on each side of our spine.* The kidneys' main function is to serve as a filtering system for the body.

Blood enters the kidneys and is filtered by tiny nephrons that contain glomeruli.* In the filtering process, more than one million nephrons remove undesirable toxins and waste from the blood.* In addition, the filtering process removes healthy substances in blood that are present in excessive amounts (e.g. water and calcium) and increases retention of essential chemicals that are deficient throughout the body.**

The kidneys also release important hormones into the body.** These hormones include erythropoietin, rennin, and calcitriol.** These hormones are essential for red blood cells, strong bones, and regulation of blood pressure.**

Contact Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A

If you are suffering from kidney disease and have been adversely affected by a misdiagnosis or inadequate treatment of your condition, we encourage you to contact our law office in Miami, Florida. For a free consultation, call 786-401-4706, or contact us by e-mail.

* This information has been gathered from the official website for the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America

** The information contained in the section titled ARF, CKD and ESRD is from the website for the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)