Hawai’i Medical Malpractice Cases and Information

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

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$5.6 Million Verdict for Hilo Malpractice

img001-e-tn.jpgA Hawaiian jury awarded $5.6 million to the family of an elderly minister whose doctor improvised by implanting the shaft of a screwdriver into his spine during surgery.

This was the most egregious case of malpractice I’ve ever seen in my career, and it started a cascade of events that ultimately ended in death, said Mark Davis, who represented the family of Arturo Iturralde.

But Dr. Robert Ricketson, an orthopedic surgeon who represented himself at trial, said he acted reasonably when he discovered halfway through the surgery that two titanium rods needed to fix Iturralde’s spine were missing.

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Child’s Dentist May Be Found Guilty of Wrongful Death

When we go to a dentist for a painful tooth or we take our children, we expect a certain level of care. Such was the case for the parents of three year old Hawaii toddler. At a local dental clinic

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Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice Does Exist (Tips To Avoid)

Cosmetic plastic surgery is growing in today’s society.  As people watch the rich and famous undergo plastic surgery to make physical improvements, their desire to attain physical perfection continues.  As a result, more and more doctors are entering the field

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Internal Medicine Malpractice

Internal medicine deals with the primary and secondary care of medical illness in adult patients.  While the name “internal medicine” may lead a person to think these physicians treat just “internal” problems, this is not true.  Doctors of internal medicine

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Metal Hip Replacements – Defective Medical Devices

Many Hawaiians have decided to fight for their rights following problems with defective medical devices such as metal hip replacements. Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys are able to help with this legal dilemma, providing valuable assistance to clients who are

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Hawaii And Medical Malpractice: Hardly A Dream Vacation

Hawaii And Medical Malpractice: Hardly A Dream Vacation More and more people are looking at having surgery outside of their home area in order to combine recovery time with a vacation. When you think about it, it is much more

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Ways Medical Negligence Causes Injury

Every time you put yourself or a loved one in the care of a health care professional, you are taking a leap of faith. Years of training and experience is designed to give doctors, nurses, and other providers the knowledge

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5 Reasons To Hire a Cosmetic Surgery Medical Malpractice Attorney

Cosmetic surgery is a specific field of surgery that is performed for the primary purpose of improving physical features, correcting deformities or repairing damage resulting from an injury or accident. As with any surgery, there are risks associated with cosmetic

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Why a Medical Malpractice Claim Can Be Complicated

The concept of medical malpractice seems to offend a lot of doctors and their insurance providers because it can be so expensive for them. However, the argument of a medical provider not performing as he should professionally is also what

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