In 2012, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported medical negligence trailed only cancer and heart disease as the leading causes of death nationwide. Settlements during that year were achieved every 43 minutes, astounding considering the number of medical facilities and doctors practicing across America. Doctors who knowingly fail their patients fail the communities they serve.
Hawaiian patients, and their families, know they’ll need a Maui medical malpractice attorney who specializes in holding negligent doctors accountable, which sounds easy on paper but requires proof beyond doubt the doctor ‘knowingly’ injured or killed the patient. An estimated 200,000 patients are killed by virtue of medical error annually, with many unneeded deaths happening right here in Hawaii.
Medical errors aren’t usually litigable until they’ve reached ‘willfully negligent’ status. For example, the exact dosage of benzodiazepine given to sedate patients is contingent on body weight and other factors specific to each patient. After calculating the correct amount, patients are ‘put under’ for surgery. Should an anesthesiologist administer one-half CC past the calculated amount, patients may never awaken. This could be deemed a medical error.
However, if an anesthesiologist administers an excessively high amount (one nowhere near the suggested amount), medical malpractice would withstand any reasonable doubt in court because the doctor’s actions would be deemed reckless in terminating the life of their patient.
Jed Kurzban, along with his dedicated team of attorneys and paralegals, have decades invested in understanding and effectively litigating cases where doctors, nurses, small medical facilities and hospitals intentionally harmed patients or acted with malice in caring for them. Actionable cases stemming from major medical missteps are brought to court often by our team.
Fighting without an experienced Maui medical malpractice attorney may yield little, if any, compensation due to extensive medical records review and evidence gathering necessary to back claims properly. Unknowingly raising frivolous claims against medical professionals may backfire in the form of countersuit for defamation; doctors who claim no wrong doing may call any malpractice claim frivolous. Given the sensitivity and ‘fine line’ between error and malpractice, leave nothing to chance and hire us.
When there’s an existing patient-doctor relationship, proof that provisional care fell far below regulated standards and quantifiable damages to patient are evident, a medical malpractice suit comes to life. We’ve successfully fought claims with awarded damages exceeding seven-figures, although not all cases settled before court are guaranteed to have preset dollar amounts, let alone that high.
You’re the loved one of someone who passed away under doctoral care. Or, you’ve personally been wrongly treated by medical professionals sworn to protect and care for you. It’s time to stand up and fight for your rights with an amazing Maui medical malpractice attorney by your side. Our honesty and integrity have given patients and loved ones hope after incidents where medical care failed them.
Jed Kurzban and his trial-tested team invite you to contact them for an in-depth medical malpractice case review today, with no cost or obligation to you.