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Is There A Time Limit To File A Medical Malpractice Claim In Hawaii?

15 June

There are risks associated with any medical procedure, but that does not mean you have no recourse in the event a medical professional makes a mistake. If you need a Hawaii medical malpractice attorney, you can count on us to help. The team at Kurzban, Kurzban, Weigner, Tetzeli and Pratt is ready to step in and investigate your case. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve. Today, we want to talk about the time limits in place when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

What We Know About Medical Mistakes

Just about everyone on the US sees a medical professional at least once each year. Many people rely on quality medical care on a daily basis. However, you may not realize that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the US.

  • Approximately 250,000 people are killed each year due to medical mistakes.

Medical errors happen in a variety of ways, and they all revolve around a medical professional providing an inadequate standard of care. This can be either intentional or unintentional and can include things like:

  • Surgical mistakes
  • Missed diagnosis
  • Failure to treat
  • Medication errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Birth injuries
  • Early discharge from the hospital
  • Healthcare-acquired infections

These mistakes are not made by only doctors and surgeons. They can happen when anyone with a duty to care for you medically makes a mistake.

What Are The Time Limits?

You can hold negligent and careless medical professionals accountable for their actions through a medical malpractice lawsuit. These cases can become incredibly complex, and you need to know how long you have to file a claim.

  • In Hawaii, you must start your medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the injury.

Now, this two-year number is not set in stone. There are times when a person may not discover that an injury occurred or that their injuries were caused by a medical mistake until well after the error occurred. According to Hawaii law, you have two years from the date you discover the injury or mistake.

  • Even under the discovery rule, you still must file your case within six years from the date the mistake took place.

What We Can Do For You Today       

The last thing you ever expected was a medial error harming yourself or a loved one. However, when the careless or negligent actions of a medical provider cause your injuries, you need to know where to turn. At Kurzban, Kurzban, Weigner, Tetzeli and Pratt, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. Let us secure the compensation you need, including:

  • Compensation for all medical expenses related to the error(s)
  • Coverage of lost income and benefits if you cannot work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages against the healthcare provider/agency responsible

If you need a Hawaii medical malpractice lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 1-808-800-2445.

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While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. The best way to get guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact a lawyer. To schedule a meeting with an attorney, please contact us.

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