Damages one may recover in a wrongful death lawsuit

| Dec 28, 2018 | Wrongful Death |

There is one unfortunate fact for everyone in Hawaii and that is that at some point in time everyone will pass away. How it will occur will vary greatly though. Some will die of natural causes after living a long, full life, but others dies relatively young due to a disease or illness or because of injuries suffered in a fatal accident. Anytime a loved one dies it can be difficult for the family and friends who survive them, but those that die in fatal accidents can be particularly difficult because they are unexpected, leaving the loved ones no time to prepare.

In addition to emotional difficulties the family will go through, they could also go through financial difficulties as well. This is especially true if the deceased earned the primary income for the family. Figuring out how to pay bills each month can become a difficult task and that does not include any medical bills the family incurred prior to the death, funeral costs and other expenses. These families may be entitled to compensation though through a wrongful death lawsuit.

These lawsuits hold the person who caused the fatal accident accountable for the death they caused by requiring them to compensate the victims’ families. This compensation can include a number of different things in addition to lost income, medical bills and funeral costs. They could receive compensation for loss of companionship, loss of marital care and attention, loss of parental care, advice, education and other services the deceased provided to the family.

The hope is that everyone in Hawaii will live a long life and simply pass away from old age, but many people are not that lucky. Many people die young in fatal accidents. This can be very devastating for the family as they try to move on without them. While it will never bring the loved one back, the family may be entitled to compensation which can be very valuable as they move forward. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating these deaths can be 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.