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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.

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.

Facility facing medical malpractice after failing to locate mass

Discovering a serious health condition in a timely manner is often crucial to the outcome. Some conditions will cause the health of a patient to deteriorate if not addressed, and failure to diagnose and treat these can cause irreparable harm and, in some cases, death. Patients in Hawaii expect doctors to have the utmost diligence when performing medical evaluations. In a recent lawsuit, a woman in another state is accusing a facility of medical malpractice resulting in the death of her husband.

When a doctor error is discovered, should the doctor apologize?

Most medical patients in Hawaii would agree that physicians should be forthright regarding their own mistakes and should definitely apologize to patients, especially those who become injured. Such might not be very likely, however, according to approximately 300 primary care doctors who participated in a national study that included questions about doctor error, medical malpractice and more. In fact, most doctors who answered the questions said they would probably try to obscure any errors and would most likely never apologize to their patients.

Grieving family claims medical negligence caused girl's death

Many parents in Hawaii can relate to having loved ones who suffer from various types of headaches. Often, a severe headache prompts a visit to an urgent care facility or emergency room. For one young girl, it meant repeated visits over an extended period of time. Sadly, not only did those visits not lead to solutions for her problem, her family says medical negligence caused her unexpected, untimely death.

Report concludes surgical error could have killed patient

Medical treatment and surgeries obviously involve a certain amount of safety risk to the patient. Most doctors in Hawaii and elsewhere do their best to adhere to strict protocol that helps them keep patients as safe as possible. Most doctors, however, does not include all doctors, as made evident by a terrible surgical error that occurred in 2014.

Medication mistakes often made by nurses in ICUs

Any medical patient who winds up in the intensive care unit in Hawaii may be at risk if medication of any type is needed. Data shows ICUs are places of high risk for nursing negligence with regard to mistakes being made with medications. Every year, preventable adverse drug events caused by medication errors are recorded in hospitals throughout the nation.

Hospital takes corrective action after shocking surgical error

One can only imagine the utter shock and devastation of having a perfectly healthy kidney surgically removed by mistake. Sadly, this is not the first horrific surgical error to take place in one of the nation's hospitals. Each year, thousands of people in Hawaii and other states are injured, become ill, or, in worst cases, suffer death when doctors and nurses make mistakes that were entirely preventable.

Overdose caused by medical error

There is definitely no shortage of bad news regarding people who die from illegal drug use. Not every overdose in Hawaii or elsewhere is caused by illegal drug use, however. In fact, all too many tragic deaths have been caused by medical mistakes that were entirely preventable.

Grieving parents file negligence lawsuit following son's death

Many parents in Hawaii understand what it's like to have a sick child. Some have also had the frustrating experience of taking children to a hospital for care only to be sent home without concrete answers as to what is causing their child's illness. For one set of parents in another state, this type of situation led to tragedy. They have since filed a lawsuit against all parties they believe guilty of negligence.