Injured patients and family members of victims who have died due to malfunctioning medical devices may be able to seek legal action in Hawaii. While there are systems in place to reduce safety concerns in medical devices, there are still many people negatively affected by defective products.
A doctor or nurse's failure to diagnose is a common reason for medical malpractice claims in Hawaii. While this can delay treatment and make the condition worse, it can also lead to death in certain situations.
After Amtrak's fateful accident on Monday, people in Honolulu and all over the country are wondering if the company is liable for the injuries and deaths that resulted. The derailment took place in the early morning hours, during a busy rush hour. Not only were train passengers affected, but people in vehicles were also involved, whether due to injuries or chaos on the road.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, distracted driving accidents claim roughly nine lives every single day in the U.S. On an annual basis, thousands of lives are lost as a result of distracted driving. In fact, 2015 saw 3,477 lives lost to distracted driving, a reminder of how serious this problem is. Distractions such as cell phone use pose a serious threat to the lives of pedestrians and all other drivers on the road. However, they are especially dangerous for those who ride a motorcycle.
If an irresponsible driver has created serious problems in your life by causing an accident that a loved one was involved in, you should do your best to have them held accountable. When it comes to proving your case in court, there may be a number of issues to consider. However, if you have dash cam footage of a fatal accident or another type of recording (such as evidence you captured with a cell phone), this may be very helpful. Our law firm knows the pain that victims of these wrecks and their relatives go through and we believe you should do what you can to strengthen your case if a negligent driver has shattered your life.
If you recently lost someone you loved due to a workplace accident, you could be going through many types of hardships. At Bickerton Law Group, LLLP, we know the immense emotional pain and serious financial challenges that spouses, children, and other relatives may go through following a deadly workplace accident. If your loved one passed away in Honolulu or another part of the state, and you believe their death was brought on by someone's negligent behavior, you should immediately take steps to pursue the justice they deserve.
In life, there are many different experiences that can generate an incredible amount of pain. However, losing a loved one because a person's reckless behavior can be particularly upsetting. Sadly, people choose to operate their vehicles after drinking an excessive amount of alcohol far too often. At Bickerton Law Group, LLLP, we know how emotionally and financially devastating these deaths can be for whole families in Honolulu. Moreover, those who lose someone due to a drunk driver may be angry knowing that the accident was entirely preventable.
There are many ways that people pass away as a result of the negligence of others, from drunk driving crashes to defective products. Sadly, some of these fatalities happen in health care centers in Honolulu. When it comes to medical malpractice, there are many different ways that patients are harmed, which sometimes results in the loss of life. From surgical errors to neglect, our law firm believes that these fatalities are unacceptable and that negligent medical professionals must be held liable.
The death of a loved one in Honolulu can be a nightmare scenario for the people they leave behind. When that death is a result of the negligence or intentional actions of another person, family members may choose to bring a wrongful death suit against that person in an attempt to ensure that no one else has to experience the same thing.
The death of a loved one rarely comes easily to anyone. Such an incident may have a domino effect, and as a result, your life could change drastically. If your loved one suffered fatal injuries in a car accident and died suddenly, you may face additional hardships while attempting to address the resulting grief stemming from your loss. Luckily, you may have the opportunity to pursue a legal claim against the individual or entity considered at fault for the fatal incident.