Imagine going to the doctor for treatment of an illness or injury, only to wind up suffering further pain. Far too often, a worsened medical condition is the result of doctor negligence. In the most serious cases, deaths have occurred; in countless other situations in Hawaii and beyond, victims of medical injury have been left permanently disabled.
When substandard care leads to infection in patients recovering from surgery, or misdiagnosis results in a disease progressing past the point of being able to be treated, those who have suffered are able to seek monetary judgments against those deemed responsible. When a medical patient has died due to malpractice issues, a spouse, parent or other immediate family member may act on behalf of a deceased loved one to pursue justice. Many medical professionals know just how to fight against negligence claims.
For this and many other reasons, it is often beneficial to secure experienced and aggressive representation before submitting a claim in court. Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks actively serves clients throughout Hawaii as they pursue legal accountability against medical care providers whose negligence has caused them to suffer. In such situations, we typically enlist the help of third parties to provide expert testimony as to the severity and likely causes of injuries.
Although a certain amount of risk exists with any form of medical care or surgery, no patient should have to worry that inadequate care will result in a worsened medical condition. Many successful claims have actually led to regulatory changes to help prevent future harm to others. If you have suffered because of medical negligence in Hawaii and would like to discuss the possibility of filing a personal injury claim, you may contact our office to arrange a consultation.