Honolulu’s Distracted Walking Law

If you live in Honolulu, you could be charged with distracted walking if you pull out your cell phone while crossing a crosswalk. It may not seem logical that the city has a law in place to stop this practice,

Posted in Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

An auto accident leaves you unable to walk. An accident on the job causes you to lose the use of one of your arms. Your loved one suffered brain damage after the negligence of another person. These are examples of

Posted in Personal Injury

Group B Strep Infections in Babies

Have you or your loved one suffered a Group B Strep infection? GBS, or Group B streptococci, is a type of bacterial infection that impacts women. It can have a devastating outcome when children are born with it. However, there

Posted in Birth Injury

Elder Financial Abuse by a Family Member

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that financial exploitation of the elderly is on the rise.  Exploitation occurs when someone “illegally or improperly uses an older person’s money or belongings for their own personal use.” The most common

Posted in Nursing Home Abuse

Living with an Amputation

Approximately 1.7 million people in the U.S. are living with the amputation of a limb. Every year, another 156,000 experience an amputation. Nearly one-fourth of all these are due to trauma. The rest are due to vascular disease, diabetes and

Posted in Personal Injury

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis of Cancer

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Every year, approximately 5 percent of adults treated in an outpatient setting are misdiagnosed or given a delayed diagnosis. Most Americans at some point receive an incorrect medical diagnosis, and such errors play a role in about 10 percent of

Posted in Medical Malpractice

Life Care Planners: Helping Patients Receive Long-Term Medical Care

Whenever a person is involved in an accident, they worry about the immediate financial and medical issues they will experience. They have to budget out their money due to lost wages and being unable to work. Yet most people still

Posted in Personal Injury

Sexually Assaulted by a Coworker? Here Is What To Do

Sexual assault is not a crime of dark alleys and unknown places. It is unfortunately at the surface of everyday life, as demonstrated by the recent accusations of sexual assault against famous leaders and the #metoo campaign. This can include

Posted in Employment Law

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in Hawai’i

Perinatal asphyxia — known as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or HIE — is responsible for nearly a quarter of all neonatal deaths around the world. This relatively common condition occurs in approximately one to six of every 1,000 live births, and 20

Posted in Birth Injury

When C-Sections Can Save Lives

In a difficult birth, a cesarean section can save an infant’s life. For millions of babies who could have died or suffered permanent disability during a risky birth, C-sections have meant a chance at a normal, healthy life. Over the

Posted in Birth Injury