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Tag Archives: negligence

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 […]

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 […]

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer

Cancer kills more than 7.6 million people worldwide each year, and timely discovery is crucial in order for the patient to seek appropriate treatment. Should a physician or hospital fail to act in a reasonable manner in screening for cancer, patients can be put at significant risk. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer actually occurs […]

When Accidents Are are Not Really Accidents

Historically, negligence was a much broader term than it is today, referring to any type of breach of the peace. Today, however, the term negligence generally applies to those who have a specific duty to provide reasonable care — whether behind the wheel of a car or doctors who hold lives in their hands.  In […]