Our Results

Hundreds of Millions Recovered for Our Clients

For over 40 years, the team of Hawaii lawyers at Davis Levin Livingston has fought for clients across the Islands in a range of medical malpractice and injury-related matters. They have set a number of litigation benchmarks with their verdicts and settlements, including the highest malpractice judgment against a military hospital in U.S. history and the highest single compensatory personal injury judgment in Hawaii against Kamehameha School. For Davis Levin Livingston, their case results are a direct example of how they have improved the lives of their clients. They know what a difference fair compensation can make in your case, and they will fight for the results you need.

Browse our case results or give us a call at (808) 740-0633 for a free consultation with a Hawaii attorney at Davis Levin Livingston.

  • $80,000,000

    Child Sex Abuse

    Davis Levin Livingston is proud to announce that it helped victims of abuse obtain an $80 million settlement against Kamehameha School. The school has decided to settle with the victims in this ground-breaking settlement and case. Read More
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  • $36,000,000

    Commercial Litigation

    A Honolulu jury awarded over $36 million to a businessman who said he was cut out of a deal to purchase one of the largest lumber suppliers in Hawaii. Read More
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  • $15,400,000

    Wrongful Death

    The state has agreed to pay $15.4 million to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the families of two hikers who fell to their deaths on a Kauai hiking trail in 2006. Read More
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  • $15,000,000

    Vacuum/Forceps Injuries

    Hospital improperly attempted to deliver a post-date baby via a traumatic second stage vacuum extraction. The extraction and delay in delivery resulted in permanent brain damage. Read More
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  • $12,500,000

    Fetal Distress

    Tripler Army Medical Center staff failed to respond properly to repeated cardiac alarms causing a two-month-old infant to suffer a cardiac arrest and prolonged oxygen deprivation, resulting in permanent brain damage. A $12,500,000 judgment was obtained after trial and two appeals to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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  • $11,000,000

    C-Section Errors

    Tripler Army Medical Center physicians failed to respond properly to signs of fetal distress, resulting in a delayed c-section. At birth, the baby was unable to breathe, and required intubation. The breathing tube was incorrectly placed in the baby’s esophagus instead of her trachea. These two medical errors combined to cause the baby to suffer an extended period of oxygen deprivation, which caused severe brain damage. An $11,000,000 settlement was obtained just before trial. Read More
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  • $9,975,000

    Brain Injury

    Hospital’s failure to monitor an infant’s rising bilirubin caused the baby to suffer bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus, resulting in severe and permanent brain damage. A $9,975,000 settlement was obtained.
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  • $9,000,000

    Cerebral Palsy

    Hospital mismanaged the labor of a woman suffering from an infection called chorioamnionitis. The hospital staff failed to respond properly to signs of fetal distress from an electronic fetal monitor, causing the baby to experience a prolonged period of oxygen deprivation. The baby required resuscitation and intubation at birth, but sustained a severe brain injury resulting in Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) and Cerebral Palsy.

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  • $9,000,000

    Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

    Tripler Army Medical Center staff and physicians failed to monitor properly a high-risk pregnancy, and ignored the mother’s excruciating pain and signs of bleeding. When the fetal heartbeat could not be found using an electronic fetal heart monitor, Tripler staff improperly delayed in diagnosing and responding to a uterine rupture. By the time the uterine rupture was diagnosed and an emergency c-section was performed, the baby had suffered a severe brain injury, resulting in Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) and Cerebral Palsy. A $9,000,000 settlement was obtained.

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  • $7,900,000

    Fetal Distress

    Hospital’s delay in performing a c-section in response to signs of fetal distress caused an infant to suffer permanent brain injuries and spastic quadriplegia. A $7,900,000 settlement was obtained.
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  • $6,250,000

    Personal Injury

    A Circuit Court jury returned a verdict awarding a 79-year-old man about $6.2 million for the broken back he suffered when he fell 15 to 20 feet late at night from the first tee at the Mid Pacific Country Club. Read More
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  • $6,000,000

    Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

    A mother, who had delivered a previous child through cesarean section presented at her OBGYN’s office for a medical evaluation at 40 weeks and 2 days of her pregnancy. Her doctors performed a Non Stress Test (“NST”) and failed to recognize signs of fetal distress. Six hours later, the mother began to suffer painful contractions and proceeded to the hospital. The hospital staff failed to recognize signs that the baby was struggling and suffering from oxygen deprivation. The mother labored for an additional four hours before an emergency cesarean was finally performed. The baby was born limp and required resuscitation through a breathing tube. The delayed cesarean section caused the oxygen deprivation to worsen, resulting in Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE). As a result, the baby suffers from permanent quadriplegia and developmental delays.

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  • $5,600,000

    Medical Malpractice

    A doctor improvised by implanting a shaft of a screwdriver into the spine of our client during surgery. The doctor said that he discovered that our client needed titanium rods to fix his spine in the middle of surgery. Rather than waiting for the medical supply company to deliver the rods, he decided to use the shaft of a screwdriver as a temporary replacement.

    A few days later, the stainless steel shaft of the screwdriver snapped in the back of the 73-year-old patient, requiring him to undergo several more surgeries. He died two years later of related complications.

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  • $4,900,000

    C-Section Errors

    Hospital proceeded with a trial of labor despite the fact that the obstetrician knew or should have known that the mother had a deformed sacrum that caused the baby to become stuck in the birth canal. The baby sustained brain damage before an emergency c-section could be performed. A $4,900,000 settlement was obtained.

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  • $4,500,000

    Fetal Distress

    Hospital failed properly to monitor a premature baby known to have retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), and failed to intervene and treat the ROP when it reached the threshold for treatment, causing permanent blindness in both eyes. A $4,500,000 settlement was obtained.
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  • $2,000,000

    Personal Injury

    Talia Williams was beaten to death by her father, a former soldier. We claimed that the government was responsible for the death of her five-year-old daughter because the military did not report the child abuse of Talia Williams to the proper authorities.

    After a hearing in Federal Court in Honolulu, a settlement was reached for $2 million.

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  • $4,250,000

    Medical Malpractice

    Our attorneys helped secure a $4.25 million judgment for a client who faces lifelong complications from a botched bariatric gastric bypass surgery.

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