Helping people injured at sea receive what they deserve

| Feb 7, 2019 | Maritime Injuries |

Most people in Hawaii spend time on the water. This is true for both the people who live here and for the tourists that come to enjoy this beautiful place. People do many different things on the water as well. People surf, go scuba diving, fishing, sailing, take rides on tour boats and many people also work on ships and boats on the water as well. Most of the time people enjoy their time on the water and then go back to their homes or hotels safely. However, from time to time people suffer injuries on the water as well.

There are many different scenarios which can lead to maritime accidents and people can suffer injuries as well. Some of these injuries can be very severe and have a major impact on people’s lives. They can also be very costly as well. People may incur significant medical bills, even if they have insurance, and may lose income as well if they are unable to work while they recover from their injuries. This can leave the victims in very difficult situations both physically from the injuries and financially from all the costs.

The victims of these accidents may be entitled to compensation for their injuries though. It does depend on who caused the accident and where it occurred though. Individuals injured on boats for recreational purposes may be able to receive compensation from the owners and operators of the boats. However, if people are injured while working on ships or on the docks, the workers may be able to receive compensation through the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or the Jones Act depending on where the injury occurred.

Unfortunately there are many people who are injured on the water in and around Hawaii. These victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. This compensation can be very valuable to the victims as they try to figure out how they will dig themselves out of the financial hole that was created by the accident. At Turbin Chu Heidt we have represented many victims of maritime accidents and understand the importance of this compensation. For more information on how we handle these cases please visit our injuries at sea page on our website.

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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.