You’re feeling feverish. Perhaps you’ve had a pain in your side for the past several days, one which has grown in intensity to the point where you’re nearly crying with every step you take. Finally, after much encouragement from your friends, you take yourself to the emergency room, where you’re quickly assessed and then forced to sit in your cubby until you receive a ‘verdict.’
The pain continues, and as you sit in the not-too-comfortable gurney, you hear the doctors talking about your profession as an insurance salesman and his absolute distaste for insurance salesmen (or tourists, or bus drivers, or what have you). You’re sent home with minimal medication, still in the same pain that you went in with.
Later on, your condition worsens and you collapse as a result of your pain. When the ambulance picks you up to rush you to the hospital, they ask you why you didn’t go earlier, because there has been internal damage – damage which could very well have been prevented.
This ‘failure to treat’ happens everywhere around the world, and the effects can be absolutely devastating to the person who is undergoing the pain and suffering.
Failure to treat in Oahu is just as serious as it is anywhere else in the world. A beautiful island climate doesn’t mean better doctors. If someone simply takes the wrong course of action in treating your symptoms, tragedies like organ failure, paralysis, or even death can happen.
Failure to treat can become the foundation of a case for many reasons. Consult with an Oahu failure to treat attorney like Jed Kurzban to learn whether your specific case warrants attention.
These situations are:
- Failure to treat because of bias toward your profession, gender identity, or another social factor.
- Failure to treat when the patient has no insurance.
- Failure to treat because of misdiagnosis.
- Administration of the wrong medication.
- Contemplating a diagnosis and not running tests to fully rule it out.
Not being informed about all of the procedures which could be performed as a result of the diagnosis.
In Hawaii, the cap for pain and suffering damages is $375,000. These are damages that are awarded above and beyond the financial costs you incurred because of your situation. Read on to learn more about what you need to do to win your case.
What Is The Time Limit For Failure To Treat In Oahu?
Once you have discovered that there has been the potential of medical malpractice and failure to treat, the statute of limitations is 2 years for adults. It extends to six years from the alleged act of negligence.
Why Talk With A Failure To Treat Lawyer In Oahu?
A failure to treat lawyer understands the medical malpractice laws in Hawaii and can offer guidance on:
- Where there is indeed a case to pursue
- How to proceed with that case
- Statute of limitations regarding your case
The can also help prepare your case to go to trial, gather facts and medical records, and provide a thorough overview of the type of lawsuit that you are facing. When it comes to litigation, there are a lot of hurdles to jump, and a failure to treat lawyer in Oahu like Jed Kurzban can guide you through.
If you have been subject to medical malpractice or failure to treat in Oahu, you don’t have to take your injuries lying down. Give the offices of Jed Kurzban a call or take a few moments to fill out the contact form. Your initial consultation is free. If the insurance companies, hospitals, or even your doctor aren’t treating you with the care you deserve, then you deserve a chance at gaining compensation. Do it for yourself and for your loved ones. Call today.