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December 2015 Archives

Court divided on medical malpractice issue

Hawaii medical patients often find themselves in need of care that includes prescription drugs. In certain situations, those consuming medications are advised against operating motor vehicles because of the potential effects the medication can have on their ability to drive. A recent incident occurred that has left a court in another state divided as to whether doctors can be held liable for medical malpractice in the aftermath of a collision that caused personal injury.

Hawaii car accidents involving children often most tragic

Learning that a loved one has been killed in a motor vehicle collision is a devastating experience. When car accidents in Hawaii involve children, the grief and sorrow associated with the accident seems magnified. Families who have suffered the untimely death of a child because of a motorist's negligence may wonder where to turn to find help in order to seek justice in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Finding legal help regarding catastrophic injuries in Hawaii

Hawaii remains one of the most traveled areas in the United States. Both residents and tourists share the roads on a daily basis. Because not all motorists act in accordance with road safety and traffic regulations, accidents sometimes occur that result in catastrophic injuries, and sometimes death, to those involved.

Woman claims doctors' negligence caused her to suffer

Medical patients in Hawaii typically depend on emergency room doctors to correctly diagnose and appropriately treat urgent medical conditions. Unfortunately, doctors' negligence sometimes results in additional suffering to a patient who develops infection or illness as a result of substandard medical care. In a recent case, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit against doctors whom she claims are responsible for her current medical condition.

Hosptial negligence in Hawaii re infection rates

Substandard care in Hawaiian hospitals and others across the nation remains an ongoing issue with which many medical patients are concerned. When hospital negligence causes injury or illness to a patient who has been entrusted to the hospital's care, devastating results can occur. In worst cases, patients have died because of medical error or failure to adhere to patient safety protocol and guidelines.

What to do when a loved one dies to doctor error in Hawaii

Many thousands of military veterans receive care in government medical centers on a regular basis. After serving the nation as dedicated members of the armed forces, a veteran has the right to reasonably assume that the medical care received in such facilities will be offered according to the highest levels of safety and protocol. When a doctor error results in the death of a patient in Hawaii, family members are typically devastated, angry and left wanting to seek justice on behalf of their loved one.

Speed sometimes factor in Hawaiian car accidents

Hawaiian travelers are sometimes in a hurry. This may cause some to drive at excessive speeds, which can lead to car accidents and injuries to innocent victims. Negligent actions on the part of motorists can bring tragedy to families who may suffer the untimely deaths of loved ones in such circumstances. In other situations, victims who survive their injuries may be left facing long-term medical care and recovery costs that they were not prepared to pay.

Defective products sometime cause injury in Hawaiian accidents

When one is behind the wheel of a vehicle or traveling as a motorcyclist on Hawaiian roadways, one assumes that all parts of the vehicle or safety accessories used when riding a motorcycle will function properly. In some situations, a motorist who suffers injury in an accident claims that defective products were the cause when they malfunctioned or were poorly designed, creating potential hazards to those who use them. A motorcyclist recently filed a legal claim against a helmet manufacturer after he was involved in a crash.

What to do when a birth injury occurs in a Hawaiian hospital

Every day in Hawaii and throughout the United States, parents rejoice at the births of children. For most, welcoming a new son or daughter into the world is an exciting and joyful occasion. In some cases, however, a birth injury impedes a parent's happiness, turning what was supposed to be a joyful day into one of sorrow and tragedy.