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

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

Honolulu Youth Services

Society as a whole loses when its young people fail. Those youth who have turned to the streets because of difficult situations at home deserve help. Likewise, anyone who is homeless or addicted to drugs needs a safe haven to

Posted in Hawaii

Hawai’i Crosswalk Laws

You may think choosing to cross at an official crosswalk will keep you safe from an accident on Hawaii’s busy roadways, but we have one of the worst records in the nation for pedestrian accidents and fatalities.  According to the

Posted in Car Accidents

Kalalau Trail Deaths and Hawaii’s Liability

The Kalalau Trail on the Island of Kauai is one of the most well-known trails in the entire state. Although many hikers seek out this trail for excitement, it is also known for its difficult terrain and high level of

Posted in Hawaii, Personal Injury