Honolulu Medical Malpractice Attorneys
When you visit a doctor’s office, hospital, or other type of medical facility, you are trusting that the professionals are qualified to diagnose and treat your condition or injury in an adequate manner. Unfortunately, thousands of patients suffer unnecessary injury every year due to medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice happens when a health care provider such as a doctor does something that competent doctors would not have done, or fails to do what a competent doctor would have done, resulting in injury or death. Negligent acts or omissions by doctors, nurses, or other medical workers can have severe results, often exacerbating an existing condition, causing a new illness or injury, or even leading to fatalities. If you suspect that you or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should contact an experienced Hawaii medical malpractice attorney to discuss a possible case as soon as possible.
Common Examples of Medical Malpractice
The following are some of the most common acts or omissions that may lead to a claim for medical malpractice:
- Delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose;
- Delayed treatment, which can be due to delayed diagnosis, overcrowding in an emergency department, and more;
- Administering the wrong type of treatment for the injury or illness;
- Retained foreign objects;
- Surgical errors, including surgery on the wrong body part, leaving instruments inside a patient, or other mishaps;
- Medications errors, including administering the wrong dose of medication or the incorrect medication altogether;
- Anesthesia errors; and
- Birth injuries from negligent prenatal treatment or during childbirth.
While doctors are human like anyone else and have the ability to make mistakes, a doctor’s mistakes can have a serious and sometimes fatal effect. For this reason, medical professionals who engage in any of the above malpractice errors should be held responsible for their actions or omissions.
Our Firm Helps Victims of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice claims are complex, time consuming and expensive. Because of the significant expense involved in pursuing medical malpractice cases, along with the high degree of complexity, only claims of very serious injuries are typically pursued by our firm.
However, if successful, medical malpractice claims can be substantially helpful for victims or their families. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that the median medical malpractice awards were 17 times higher than the median award for other types of personal injury claims. Davis Levin Livingston has achieved significant results in handling medical practice cases. Some of our recent successes include the following:
- A $11.3 million settlement on behalf of a brain-damage infant who failed to receive appropriate care at a military hospital.
- A $15 million judgment on behalf of a Navy family whose wife became brain damaged as a result of inappropriate care during an operation.
Contact an Experienced Hawaii Medical Malpractice Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you believe you have suffered unnecessary illness, injuries, or other complications because a doctor did not live up to the proper standard of care, you should contact the law firm of Davis Levin Livingston for a free initial consultation and evaluation of your case. Our experienced legal team is committed to helping injured victims, so please do not hesitate to call (866) 806-4349for help today.
Medical Malpractice – In The News
|Brain-Damage Victim Wins $11.3 Million in Tripler Suit
A federal judge has awarded $11.3 million to the family of a boy who suffered permanent brain damage due to negligence by Tripler Army Hospital personnel.
|Pearl Harbor Family Awarded $2 Million in Brain Damage Suit
A Pearl Harbor officer’s wife was awarded nearly $2 Million by a federal judge yesterday in compensation for her son’s brain damage.
|Record Malpractice Award
In what is believed to be the largest judgment of its kind, the federal government was assessed $2.4 million yesterday for medical malpractice that left a woman a quadriplegic with severe brain damage.
|Doctor Liable for Inserting Screwdriver In Patient’s Spine
A 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.
- DISABLED: Boy’s family gets millions
- Couple awarded $551,046 in Tripler case
- Family wins Tripler cancer case
- Triplers Million-Dollar Lawsuits
- Hawaii recognizes a cause of action for the wrongful death of a viable fetus
- Hospital Settles Suit Arising From Delay In Admitting Mother Who Was In Labor
- FTCA: Failure to timely diagnose prostate cancer
- State Liable In Molestation
- $3.26 Million Paid In Fall At Nightclub