Hawaii medical patients sometimes have the need to undergo surgical procedures or other means of care that can result injury or illness to the patient. When a person suffers harm due to hospital negligence or doctor error, he or she has the right to pursue legal action against the party or parties deemed at fault. The law is designed to protect those who have entrusted their care to medical professionals and have become victims of medical malpractice.
Preparing to undergo surgery can be a stressful experience for both the patient and his or her family members. It is a known fact that there is a certain amount of natural risk involved in every medical procedure. However, patients have the right to assume that the medical professionals in charge of their care will take every reasonable precaution and adhere to the highest level of standards in order to protect their safety and well-being.
Misdiagnoses, surgical errors, neglect or mistakes made in administering medication can have disastrous results if safety procedures and caution are not exercised on the of part of medical staff. At Conin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks, our personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers are among Honolulu’s best attorneys and have the support of a medical staff in order to represent those who suffer injury or illness due to medical negligence or error. In addition to performance issues, faulty hospital policies and practices are sometimes at the root of negligence incidents.
Sadly, some instances of hospital negligence in Hawaii result in the death of a patient. Under such circumstances, the immediate family members who survive the decedent are entitled to file a medical malpractice case on behalf of their loved one. Those considering taking legal action against a doctor, hospital or other medical professional may wish to schedule an appointment with an attorney at Conin, Fired, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks.