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October 2019 Archives

Maui families sue Monsanto for use of toxic pesticides

When a Hawaiian family is expecting a child, they are hoping that the child will be born with no health complications. However, some children are born with birth defects that can cause the child to suffer physical and mental disabilities that affect them for the rest of their lives. The families of these children may find themselves struggling to pay for the costly surgeries, rehabilitation and other medical expenses. While birth defects can sometimes be unavoidable, there are many cases where a birth defect was caused by the negligence of another party. Sometimes, a negligent medical professional is to blame, but in other cases, companies are responsible for using dangerous or defective products.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed following Hawaii bicyclist's death

Unless one has been through it themselves, it can be hard to imagine the pain of losing a parent or loved one in an accident caused by driver negligence. Families who have been through this may consider taking legal action against the parties responsible for their loved one's death. Filing a wrongful death claim may provide financial relief to a grieving family, as well as an opportunity to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.

After a car accident, your fingers may never be the same again

As the cliché goes, if something is impossible to ignore, it sticks out like a sore thumb. The reason for the expression is because you use your fingers so much, you always notice when one of them is in pain. While you may sustain a variety of injuries in any car accident because of a negligent driver, damage to your fingers may alter your quality of life forever. 

Lava tour boat passengers sue tour company for negligence

When people go on vacation, they like to have experiences they cannot have back home. Sadly, these tourist activities can sometimes go terribly wrong due to the negligence of the companies in charge. A lava tour boat company was recently sued by multiple boat passengers after a large, fiery rock came through the roof of a boat near Pohoiki, Hawaii. Multiple passengers were injured, including a 20-year-old woman from Illinois who was struck by volcanic projectile, fractured her pelvis, thigh bone and tibia, and had to undergo multiple surgeries at a Honolulu hospital.

Car accident victims may recover many types of damages

In Hawaii, innocent people are injured and killed in car accidents that could have been easily avoided. The reality is that many motor vehicle accidents are caused by negligent drivers who fail to abide by state traffic laws. Victims of car accidents may recover damages for any injuries or damages caused by a negligent driver.

Common medical errors cause patients injury

When a patient goes to a Hawaii medical provider for assistance, they expect to receive quality care and have their medical conditions diagnosed in a timely fashion and treated appropriately. Unfortunately, some medical providers fail to provide the level of care they are legally and ethically obligated to provide. Some of the most common forms of medical error include misdiagnosis, improper treatment or treatment without consent.

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