OBTAINING JUSTICE AGAINST NEGLIGENT HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
When you go to a doctor or visit a healthcare professional, you trust them to treat you competently and with proper care and full disclosure of your medical issues and treatment. However, sometimes medical providers act negligently and cause you harm. If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you need to hire a knowledgeable and skilled attorney to represent you in your claim against the negligent professional. At Tateishi & Tanaka, our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience in medical malpractice litigation and have obtained full compensation for our clients.
WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
Medical malpractice occurs when your medical or healthcare provider commits a mistake that constitutes medical negligence. In other words, your doctor’s actions violate the standard of care required by their medical specialty. In our experience, medical negligence can consist of:
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgical errors
- Failure to obtain informed consent before treatment
- Improper cancer treatment
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
It is important to remember that when a doctor makes a mistake, or you are unhappy with the treatment, it does not necessarily mean that malpractice has occurred. In order to obtain compensation for medical malpractice, you must be able to prove that your healthcare provider acted negligently and that their incompetence is what caused you harm.
Such actions can lead to serious injury or wrongful death. If you or a loved one has suffered from the negligent acts of a medical professional, contact our office today for your free case evaluation.
WHO CAN BE SUED IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT?
Not only doctors who make errors in your treatment can be sued. Other healthcare providers and companies can also be liable for your injuries, including:
- Healthcare facilities
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Software developers
Because of Hawaii’s statute of limitations, it is imperative that you contact an attorney right away. You must file a claim within two years of when you discovered, or should have discovered the medical error. Even if your injury is not noticeable immediately, you cannot file a claim more than six years after the date of the error. We can ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner, identify all wrongful participants, and obtain the maximum amount of compensation.
Contact our experienced, local Hawaii personal injury attorneys today
Schedule your free consultation with a local attorney specializing in medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent healthcare professional in Hawaii, the experienced attorneys at Tateishi & Tanaka will fight to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact us online or call (808) 244-3933 today for a free initial consultation.