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Was my baby's shoulder dystocia preventable

You spent nine months waiting for your baby to be born. Come delivery day, it didn't go as you expected. During birth, your baby struggled to come out and one of her shoulders got stuck.

The obstetrician and delivery room team scrambled to give your baby the extra assistance she needed to be born, but during the process, she got seriously hurt and suffered a shoulder dystocia birth injury as a result.

Hawaii car accidents: Young girl dies after being hit by SUV

Parking lots often contain a mixture of vehicles and pedestrians -- especially when the lot is located outside an apartment complex, which may involve young children playing nearby. Many drivers pay close attention when driving through similar areas, hoping to avoid pedestrian-related car accidents. Unfortunately, a 3-year-old girl has died after she was recently hit by a sports utility vehicle in a Hawaii parking lot.

Hawaii car accidents: Retired firefighter killed on Oahu

Many individuals find it difficult to respond to a vehicle that crosses into oncoming traffic. Similar car accidents are often severe and have the potential to cause serious injury to anyone involved, or worse. A recent collision in Hawaii left two people hospitalized and killed another after a van crossed into oncoming traffic.

Woman dies after medical facility's failure to diagnose infection

Patients expect a certain level of care when admitted to a medical facility. With many of the workers in these establishments undergoing extensive training, people in Hawaii expect the utmost diligence regarding the treatment they receive. Anytime there is failure to diagnose a medical condition, the health of the patient may be at risk. A man is accusing a facility of medical malpractice in a similar situation that resulted in the death of his wife.

Defective products: Removable IVC filter embedded within woman

Many individuals who have suffered serious injuries have had medical devices implanted as a result. These devices are often in place to prevent further injury. People in Hawaii expect these to be safe and properly manufactured. Clearly, any defective products can put a person's health at risk. A woman in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against a company, accusing it of manufacturing defective medical devices.

Hawaii car accidents: Tow truck operator critically injured

Tow truck drivers often face many dangers while out in the field. With many cars being stranded on congested roadsides, they are often forced to operate in close proximity to traffic. Sadly, quite a few car accidents involve roadside workers who are seriously injured, or worse. A 25-year-old man has suffered critical injuries after a recent accident in Hawaii under similar circumstances.

5 things to know about birth injuries

Women who are pregnant worry a lot about what will happen when they go into the hospital to give birth. This concern isn't without a good basis. Birth injuries occur in births around the country. These can range from minor injuries that heal without intervention in a few days to very serious injuries that can lead to death. All women who are pregnant should learn a bit about birth injuries before heading to the hospital.

Balcony falls and other potential premises liabilities

What if a person staying at a hotel in Hawaii is enjoying the oceanic view from the balcony when the railing dislodges, causing th guest to fall to the ground? Balcony falls have occurred on many occasions, resulting in catastrophic injuries, sometimes even death. It begs the question as to who may be held accountable for such tragedies?

Woman run over by car containing defective products

Automobiles are often the favored means of travel for many people across the country. Countless new vehicles are manufactured each year, leaving consumers with numerous options. When someone in Hawaii purchases one of these, the expectation is that it will function properly. Unfortunately this is not always the case, and any defective products within a vehicle may increase the potential for a catastrophic accident to occur.

First pedestrian death of the year in Hawaii car accidents

Crosswalks are intended to allow pedestrians to cross streets in areas of traffic. The safety of these individuals is sometimes dependent on the awareness of nearby drivers. Many car accidents involving pedestrians end in serious injury and in some cases, death. A woman has died after a recent accident when she was run over by a tour bus in Hawaii.