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Bedsores can be a sign of nursing home neglect

Hawaiian nursing homes are entrusted with the care of perhaps the most vulnerable amongst us: the elderly. Fortunately, carefully vetted nursing homes often provide sound care for loved ones, ensuring that they receive the individualized care they need and deserve. Yet, in some instances, nursing home staffs fail to live up to their duties, resulting in substandard and negligent care. This can result in a nursing home resident being seriously injured or killed in a way that is wholly preventable. In these situations, victims and their families should carefully consider whether pursuing a nursing home neglect lawsuit is in their best interests.

A look at a basic premises liability claim

Entering property owned by a Hawaiian business should not be a dangerous act. Yet, far too often property owners fail to ensure that their premises are safe for those they invite onto their property. This can leave unsuspecting individuals with serious injuries, whether resulting from a slip- or trip-and-fall, inadequate lighting or inadequate security. When an individual is hurt under these circumstances, then he or she may want to consider taking legal action in hopes of recovering compensation for what could be extensive damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

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.

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.

Skydiving plane crash in Hawaii kills 11

Many car, truck and aviation accidents are caused by negligence. Earlier this year, 11 people were killed in a Hawaii skydiving plane accident and a recent report shows that the company operating the plane did not have the necessary permits for skydiving. Reports show that this was the country's deadliest civil aviation accident since 2011.

Our attorneys can help you recover damages after your accident

Accidents happen every day in Hawaii, and the victims of these accidents suffer significant physical and emotional injuries. The recovery process can be extremely difficult, and only made worse by the medical bills piling up on the kitchen counter. With many personal injury accident victims unable to work for weeks or months after the accident, families may find themselves struggling to make ends meet during this difficult time.

What damages are available if I am injured in a car accident?

Victims of car accidents can suffer catastrophic injuries unexpectedly which is why they should be familiar with personal injury protections. Car accident victims may have questions they need answers to concerning the types of damages that are available through a personal injury claim.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents

People in Hawaii use different modes of transportation to get where they need to go. People drive cars, trucks, ride motorcycles, ride bicycles and sometimes simply walk to where they are going. Which type of transportation people decide to use usually depends on a number of factors such as how far the person is going, how much time they have to get there, the weather and other factors. No matter what people decide to use though it is important that they follow the rules of the road in order to help keep themselves and others on the roads safe.

Basic product liability laws in Hawaii

There are many different products that people in Hawaii use every day. There is also a lot of competition and many choices people have for similar products. Therefore, people generally do complete a little bit of research before buying products and, when they receive the product, they expect that it will work for its purpose. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and some products break very quickly. This can be very frustrating for the consumer.

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