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What the law says about medical malpractice in Hawaii

Chances are, most people in Hawaii will, at some point in their lives, have need of medical care. When choosing hospitals, doctors and other facilities where medical treatment or procedures are offered, patients typically make as well-informed choices as they are able; they also often have to go where their insurance companies require them to go. No matter how much research a person does beforehand, things can still go terribly wrong when a doctor makes a mistake or other staff members are negligent. Medical malpractice is a serious issue that remains problematic in many areas.

Seeking restitution for Hawaii crashes caused by reckless drivers

In Hawaii and all other states, it is unlawful to leave the scene of an accident in which one has been involved until such time that authorities have responded to the scene and have informed the person in question that it is okay to leave. Many times, it seems reckless drivers become fearful of criminal repercussions, and rather than stopping to render aid or speaking with official responders to the accident, they flee. This seems to have been the case after a recent tragedy that took the life of one person and injured another.

Road conditions that lead to car accidents in Hawaii

Various road conditions may contribute to motor vehicle collisions in Hawaii, especially those involving pedestrians. Car accidents occur for any number of reasons that may include driver negligence, inclement weather, or, as may have been the case in a recent incident, poor lighting along the road. When a fatality occurs, those grieving the loss of a loved one may be left with serious financial debt that they are unable to pay. However, the law protects those in such circumstances by allowing them to seek compensation for damages on behalf of a decedent.

Medical negligence may have caused woman to lose her kidney

In Hawaii and elsewhere throughout the nation, substandard medical care remains problematic, often resulting in lawsuits filed after patients suffer injury or illness due to inadequate treatment. Medical negligence has been known to lead to serious injuries, and, in worst cases, even death. Those who survive their injuries are able to seek recourse through the legal system by filing personal injury claims in civil court.

Legal actions that may be taken after car accidents in Hawaii

When a Hawaiian motorist's negligence causes a collision that results in injury to another, the victim may seek recovery for their losses in a civil court. Car accidents that result in fatalities are often grounds for immediate family members to file wrongful death claims against the driver or drivers deemed responsible. In some situations, a driver may also face criminal charges due to alcohol-related issues or other reckless actions behind the wheel.

Adding wrongful death claim to existing medical malpractice claim

Throughout the nation, far too many medical patients suffer injuries due to substandard health care in hospitals and nursing facilities. This often leads to medical malpractice claims being filed in civil court. Those in Hawaii who have suffered the untimely death of a loved one whose malpractice lawsuit was pending may want to take note of a recent situation where a family member has added a wrongful death claim to an existing lawsuit.

Hawaii consumers may be affected by alleged defective products

Many consumers in Hawaii and elsewhere have bathroom shelves in their homes that are filled with store-bought products. Some may actually have defective products among their supplies. When a purchased product causes an injury to a consumer, the law allows the injured victim to seek full recovery of losses by filing a legal claim in a civil court.

Doctor accused of medical malpractice by violating patients

Whether in a hospital in Hawaii or elsewhere throughout the nation, anyone undergoing a surgical procedure has the reasonable to right to assume that the physician overseeing the surgery has the safety and best interests of the patient at heart. There is a certain amount of trust involved when placing oneself in the care of a physician. When that trust is violated through medical malpractice, a patient may feel betrayed, frustrated and angry.