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September 2017 Archives

Fatal leg infection lawsuit settles

In Hawaii, medical malpractice cases are not always related to complicated medical procedures or a birth injury. Mistakes over simple medical diagnoses or treatment can be fatal. Earlier this month, the parents of an eight-year-old girl settled a lawsuit over the failure to treat a strep infection that led to the girl's death after three trips to the emergency room.

Workers comp may cover suicide attempts

Workers' compensation may not cover suicide even though several experts argue that there may be a connection between a work-related physical injury and a long and difficult recovery process that can lead to the taking of one's own life. Last month, in fact, a federal court in Hawaii ruled that a worker was entitled to compensation benefits for an attempted suicide attempt.

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