Common types of medical malpractice

| Dec 6, 2018 | Medical Malpractice |

There are many reasons that people in Hawaii go to clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities. It could be because they have an injury, an illness or even for preventative care. However, no matter what reason the person may go to the doctor they usually all have the same goal and that is to get better or maintain good health. While doctors cannot perform miracles, they expect that the doctors will do whatever they can to help.

Unfortunately, sometimes, doctors and other medical professionals make mistakes and people sometimes leave in a worse condition than when they first arrived. If this occurs the patient may have a medical malpractice claim against the doctor or other medical professionals. There are many different mistakes that the doctors can make, but some are more common than others.

The most common type of medical malpractice claim is for surgical mistakes. This can include issues with the anesthetics, using contaminated instruments, operating on the wrong area of the body or even the wrong patient. Another common medical malpractice issue is misdiagnosis of the injury or illness or failing to treat the diagnosis correctly. There could also be issues with prescriptions such as prescribing the wrong medication or wrong dosage, prescribing a medication a patient is allergic to or not warning the patients of potential side effects, not verifying any other medications the patient is taking at the time and others.

While most of the time that people in Hawaii go to the doctor, they do in fact leave better than when they arrived, sometimes doctors do make mistakes and people suffer significant issues as a result. If that occurs the victim may have a medical malpractice claim against the doctor. They may be entitled to compensation to pay for the damages that the doctor caused. These can be difficult cases though and not always straightforward though. Experienced attorneys understand these matters though and may be able to guide one through it.

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Case Results

$10,000,000 – Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$10,000,000 –  Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Settlement for the family of a man who died from a reaction to the wrong drug

$2,200,000 –  Catastrophic injury Negligence leading to disabling back and neck injury

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,600,000 –  Medical Malpractice Medical negligence for a delayed diagnosis of cancer

$1,500,000 –   Whale Watch Passenger For injuries suffered to whale watch vessel passenger

$1,000,000 –  Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer Failure to perform diagnostic tests for colon cancer by a primary care physician.

$1,000,000 –  Misdiagnosis Policy Limits For misdiagnosis of lupus of a woman that resulted in kidney failure.

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,000,000 –  Motorcycle Collision Policy Limits Automobile turned left in front of motorcycle, causing death.

$1,000,000 – Medical Malpractice Policy Limits Malpractice of a physician who delayed a diagnosis of colon cancer.

$9,500,000 – Auto Accident Client suffered back and neck injuries from a rear end collision.

$800,000 –  Medical Malpractice for an older gentleman who was not given a test for prostate cancer, resulting in undiagnosed metastasized terminal cancer.

$600,000 –  Golf Cart Collision Our client suffered serious back injuries

$500,000 –  Pedestrian Hit By Auto Underinsured Motorist Policy Our client was on the curb when a car hit her.

$443,000 –  Defective Rental Car Judgment entered by a Maui court after a nearly 3 week trial of our client who suffered a knee injury when the rental van seat was not properly attached to the floor.

$375,000 – Dram Shop (Liquor Service) Liability Our client was hit by a person, served excess alcohol.

$375,000 –  Night Club Beating Our client was illegally assaulted

$275,000 –  Slip & Fall On Premises A slip and fall case on a Chinatown sidewalk that the City has a duty to maintain, but outside a restaurant, who did regularly maintain the area. The City and restaurant were both liable.