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The Dangers of Medication Errors in Hawaii’s Hospitals and Pharmacies

Doctors, nurses and pharmacists are some of the most highly educated people in Hawaii. As medical professionals who’ve undergone significant training, they are expected to understand medications, including dosages and interactions. When it comes to real-life applications, however, medication errors are alarmingly common. It’s suspected that nationwide, medication errors occur more than 7 million times […]

Hawaii Driving Fatalities Increased in 2015

Fatal collisions increased in Hawaii in 2015 by over 70 percent. While the overall numbers are still fairly low, fatalities jumped from 11 in 2014 to 19 the following year. These 19 deaths were the result of 15 collisions, only four more than the 11 fatal crashes in 2014. Police blamed the increased number of […]

Hidden Dangers in Supermarkets

Supermarkets can be dangerous places for shoppers.  As we stroll down the aisles looking at shelves and freezers for dinner items or when checking out the weekly sales and displays, the last place we focus our attention is on the floor of the supermarket. Because most markets are self-service, customers frequently drop or spill items […]

Control Your Dog at All Times

It is against the law in Hawaii to allow your dog to run free on public streets and sidewalks. When taking your dog off your property, you are required to have it on a leash.  But more importantly, you must maintain control of your dog at all times. You are not allowed to: Let your […]

Hawaii’s Dangerous Crosswalks

Hawaii leads the nation with the highest pedestrian death rates for seniors, according to a study completed by the National Complete Streets Coalition. Is it because Hawaii has more bad drivers?  More distracted drivers?  While that may be true in most cases, our handling of many pedestrian fatalities has also found fault with the crosswalks […]

Fall Injuries Deadlier Than Car Crashes

Injuries caused by slips and falls can be severe and serious, including knee and ankle injuries, broken hips, broken wrists and arms, back and spine injuries, head and brain injuries and even death.  A recent study over a 5-year period, from 2009 to 2013, found that FALLS were the No. 2 cause of fatal injuries […]

Dog Bite Epidemic!

The number of dog bite cases has increased steadily in Hawaii to more than 1,000 reported annually. Dogs sometimes bite because they’re scared, they’re being protective, they’re nervous or they’ve been mistreated. If someone’s dog bites you, you need to do a number of things: Get the dog owner’s name and address right away. Then, […]

Accidents in Paradise: Staying Safe

The Islands of Hawaii are widely considered “paradise” – the ideal spot for a relaxing vacation. While there certainly is much to love in Hawaii, there are also some dangers which visitors should be mindful of during their visit. First of all, with a latitude of 21°, Honolulu receives considerably more direct sun than many […]

Car Accidents: The Most Common Cause of Personal Injury Lawsuits

As many as 43,000 people are killed in automobile accidents every year in the United States, with another three million suffering mild to serious injury. Those whose injuries  are more severe, may spend months or even years attempting to recover: while some never achieve full recovery and will spend their lives suffering the effects of […]

The Reality of a Motorcycle-Automobile Crash

With more than seven million motorcyclists on America’s roadways, the number of accidents and fatalities will naturally increase. There were more than 5,000 motorcycle fatalities in 2007 — an all-time high, although the average is 4,000 per year. Motorcyclists who collide with a passenger vehicle or truck are approximately 40 times more likely to die […]