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Litigation within the health care industry can involve medical malpractice, trying to get a health insurance company to pay for services, or even insurance fraud cases. With experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in general health care litigation, we are ready to talk with you about any issues you are having within the health care industry.

Contact the Hawaii health care litigation lawyers at Davis Levin Livingston for a free consultation. We serve clients in Honolulu and throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Call (808) 740-0633 today. 

Proving Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case

Negligence can be difficult to prove within a health care setting. When a physician or other treatment provider acts within the normal limits of behavior, they are generally found not negligent. This means that if ten other physicians encountered the same set of symptoms, it is likely that each of these physicians would act in the same way. Just because a patient becomes iller after attempted treatment, this does not mean that the treating physician is automatically liable.

To prove there was an injury because of negligence, their first must be an injury. Even if a patient receives the wrong medication because a nurse wasn’t paying attention, if the wrong medication caused no harm to the patient, there is no cause for a personal injury claim to be filed.

When an Insurance Company Won’t Pay

As an individual, it is possible that you need medical treatment that your insurance company is refusing to pay for. We help patients get the treatment that they need, by working with the insurance company to get your treatment covered. When the insurance company won’t come to a settlement, it’s possible to get involved in litigation to settle the matter. If you need life-saving treatment and can’t get your insurance company to approve it, it’s time to sit down and meet with an attorney that can discuss your case with you.

For health care providers, getting stuck with unpaid medical bills can put a medical practice in financial crisis. If you are a health care provider who is not being paid for services rendered, we can help. We work with insurance companies to try and get medical bills paid per the coverage guidelines of the patient treated.

Fraud Is Everywhere in the Health Care Industry

If you believe your health care provider has been behaving in a fraudulent manner, if you have noticed claims for services that were not rendered on your benefits statement, we can work with you. We have worked with people who want to come forward about insurance fraud, whether they are a patient or an employee within an office. When you believe your doctor or employer is not being truthful in their billing, you can meet with a Hawaii health care litigation attorney at our office to discuss your concerns.

Health Care Facility Compliance Assistance

If you are a health care facility facing litigation because of a lack of compliance, we have the skills you need to get your facility back on track. Compliance can be a complex matter, and we work closely with administrators of your facility to figure out where the lack of compliance lies. Responding to claims of a lack of compliance is the best way for you and your facility is the best way to fight off potential litigation.

When your facility already has pending litigation against it, we work closely with compliance agencies to try and work out a settlement without having to go to trial. If you are ready to get your facility in compliance with all regulations and you want to avoid a trial, we will work hard to get you out of the legal mess that has been created so that you can get back to running your facility.

Trusted & Experienced Representation in Honolulu

With the complexities of litigation within the health care industry, it’s important to work with a law firm that has experience in handling all types of matters that crop up in the field. From fraudulent insurance practices to issues with compliance, we will work closely with you to determine how we can help you work through the litigation issues you are facing.

When you are ready to meet with our attorneys, give us a call at (808) 740-0633 to set up your free consultation. Together, we can work out a plan to help you get back to business.

Four Decades of Record Breaking Victories

  • $104,000,000 Child Sex Abuse

    We're proud to have secured a landmark $104 million settlement for victims of abuse against Kamehameha School. This ground-breaking case marks a significant victory for the victims, with the school agreeing to settle.

  • $29,400,000 Medical Malpractice

    Physicians at Tripler Army Medical Center failed to order a crucial test that would have detected a twisted gut in a 1-month-old baby, resulting in the loss of 95% of the baby's small intestine and leading to lifelong disability.

  • $15,400,000 Wrongful Death

    The state has agreed to a $15.4 million settlement in a civil lawsuit filed by the families of two hikers who fell to their deaths on a Kauai hiking trail in 2006.

  • $15,000,000 Vacuum/Forceps Injury

    The hospital improperly attempted to deliver a post-date baby using a traumatic second-stage vacuum extraction. This extraction and the delay in delivery resulted in permanent brain damage to the baby.

  • $9,975,000 Brain Injury

    The hospital's failure to monitor an infant's rising bilirubin levels led to bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus, resulting in severe and permanent brain damage. A settlement of $9,975,000 was obtained.

  • $9,500,000 Medical Malpractice

    Surgeons at Tripler Army Medical Center reattached the small intestine backward during gastric bypass surgery, leading to complications that ultimately resulted in the death of a 31-year-old Army wife and mother of three.

Why Davis Levin Livingston?

  • Available by phone 24/7 & ready to help.
  • Secured tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
  • Highest malpractice judgment in U.S. history against a military hospital.
  • Includes an experienced medical team including a nursing staff to answer your questions.
  • Mark Davis and Mike Livingston have been recognized as some of the best lawyers in Hawaii.
  • Resources available to advance your expenses; no cost or fees unless Davis Levin Livingston wins your case.

Dedicated Legal Counsel You Can Count On

Helping Families throughout hawaii for over 40 years
  • "Professional, KIND, and understanding"
    They are most professional, KIND, and understanding. Thank you Matt Winter for all your help.
    - Clare T.
  • "We wouldn't have chosen any other team!"
    Mathew Winter and the whole staff of Davis Levin Livingston guided us every step of the way and made sure we understood everything that was going on. They were always so welcoming and compassionate. Communication was never a problem and emails were answered super fast, especially when we had so many questions. They
    - Maariel
  • "The absolute best firm in Hawaii. Compassion and professionalism at its best!"
    Truly a wonderful experience with everyone at the firm. I can't thank you enough for helping provide closure for my family and me during this process. The absolute best firm in Hawaii. Compassion and professionalism at its best!
    - Daniel
  • "After doing extensive research I knew that Davis Levin Livingston was the firm for me due to the success they have had in cases like mine."
    After doing extensive research I knew that Davis Levin Livingston was the firm for me due to the success they have had in cases like mine. What surprised me was their personal touch. In the 3
    - Anthony