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Who Is Eligible to Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Hawaii?

In cases of preventable death, the laws of Hawaii allow for a type of personal injury lawsuit known as a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims are based on negligence or intentional actions and stem from incidents and causes such as: Auto accidents Medical malpractice Slips and falls Defective products Helicopter accidents Construction accidents Assaults […]

Common Hazards That Lead to Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are the most common reasons for a personal injury lawsuit. Trips, slips and falls can be caused by the negligence of a property owner or property manager. Defects or conditions in the land are often what cause someone to lose their balance and fall. Common defects and conditions include: Slippery floors. […]

Retained Surgical Items and Medical Malpractice

Surgeons are supposed to know what they are doing. They are responsible for our lives when we are in our most vulnerable state – unconscious and unwell. Because of the serious effects their actions have on our lives, the law holds them to a high standard of performance. In reality, surgeons make mistakes like anyone […]

What Does No-Fault Car Insurance Mean for Drivers in Hawaii?

In implementing no-fault insurance, Hawaii law has simplified the process for auto accident victims. After most accidents, drivers and their passengers are able to seek compensation directly from the driver’s insurance company instead of bringing a personal injury lawsuit against another driver. Hawaii requires drivers to carry a type of insurance known as personal injury […]

Understanding Different Forms of Brain Injuries

If a loved one has suffered a brain injury, it’s important to understand the extent of that injury and the long-term prognosis. While not all brain injuries leave one permanently impaired, many do, which is why it’s essential for anyone seeking compensation to have an idea of how much compensation will be needed. The two […]

Is Cerebral Palsy the Result of Medical Malpractice?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common motor disorder in children and also one of the most devastating types of birth injury. Those with CP often suffer lifelong consequences that range in severity from minor motor problems to total inability to control bodily motion. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that an […]

What Types of Damages Are Available in Hawaii Wrongful Death Claims?

It is a sad reality that some deaths are preventable. The same types of negligence that can lead to injury often lead to death. From slips and falls to car wrecks and medical malpractice, the actions or inactions of one person can cause the untimely death of another. While there is no way to replace […]

Comparative Negligence in Hawaii Slip and Fall Cases

When you fall and hurt yourself on someone else’s property, and the fall can be linked to negligence on the part of the property owner, you may expect to be able to recover damages such as your medical expenses and compensation for your pain and suffering. While this is sometimes true, many Hawaiians are unaware […]

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 […]