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Tag Archives: Negligently Caused Death

The Dangers of Second-Impact Syndrome Brain Injuries

In recent years, society has begun to pay more attention to concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). While those involved in football and other contact sports now take concussions more seriously, the general public is still largely unaware of the reasons why brain injuries need to be diagnosed quickly — and why […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Deal With Injuries Sustained While on Vacation in Hawaii

As many as five million visitors come to the island of Oahu each year, staying an average of 9-10 days during their visit. Even though Hawaii certainly is a paradise, it only makes sense that vacation injuries will occur when tourists participate in biking, helicopter rides, airplane rides, sailing, scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding, jet […]

Medical Malpractice is the Eighth Leading Cause of Death

Medical malpractice essentially means that a health care provider was responsible for an injury or death because he or she failed to deliver a reasonable standard of care. Medical malpractice may result from an act itself or from a failure to act. Over 100,000 wrongful deaths throughout the United States occur each year as a […]

Legal Factors in a Wrongful Death Claim in Hawaii

Wrongful death is s a fatal injury caused by a careless or unlawful action — or the total and complete inaction — of a person, company or manufacturer. In some cases, a parent is killed due to gross negligence, leaving children without parental care and financial support. A spouse can lose the love and companionship […]