It is hard to see someone experience illness, injury, or despair without any end in sight. Trying to do life when you don’t feel like yourself is super challenging. In some cases, it can lead to some severe consequences like loss of job, permanent disability, or death.
Unfortunately, our beautiful country is failing the public by not addressing the continuous health care problem. Hawaii is currently experiencing a high shortage of doctors, in fact, we are 500 doctors short. The current doctor community is small and most are starting to retire. Without new blood ready to replace it opens the door for stress on the medical community which can lead to more accidents or negligence, which translates to less care for patients.
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to your 4-year old uncontrollably crying and head as hot as a frying pan. The first thing you do is run to the nearest hospital or ER to get your child checked out. The facility looks important and it looks legitimate. You trust what the doctors say because they look like doctors and you are reliant that they are using proper care. They treat your child for symptoms and she does look a little better. You put her to bed and she is sound asleep. You go to check on her a few hours later to see how she is doing, after you finally got that nap you so desperately needed, only to find that your child is now ice cold with vomit all over the mouth.
It’s like a scene from a horror movie, but this isn’t a horror movie. This is a real-life story of a family who did all the steps necessary to save their child only to be failed by a system that was too cheap to hire real doctors. They not only failed to use the standard of care on your child but also failed to tell you that the doctor you saw was still in training. The traumatic incident is a like a sick and twisted you’ve been punked episode. It’s as if it was all set up to fail you and your loved ones and it worked. Your child is dead and you deserve answers.
Failure to treat is when a doctor or medical staff does not use the proper standard of care to diagnosis what is really wrong with you. Or the doctor or staff did not use the proper tests or failed to tell you all the options of diagnoses and did not bother to rule them all out. If you or a loved one has experienced this kind of negligence do not let it go unnoticed. Call 808-800-2445 or click here to start a conversation with our Hawaii Failure to Treat Lawyer at Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt. With over 20 years of experience, we know how to ensure that your story gets told and you get justly compensated for your loss.