Medical Malpractice Lawyer
We expect a certain level of care from medical professionals, but sometimes health care providers fail to meet our needs.
If you've experienced medical neglect, you need a medical malpractice attorney to help you fight for fair compensation.
The Law Office of Robert Marx in Hilo, HI, can help hold health professionals and institutions accountable for medical malpractice cases.
Medical Malpractice Defined
As laid out by Hawaii state law, medical malpractice cases allow victims of negligence to recover financial losses and damages.
Patients have the legal right to expect medical professionals to meet a standard quality of care. When this standard is not met, an individual and their medical malpractice attorney can file a suit against the health care professional or organization providing the care. If you think you may have a case, contact our Hilo law firm for a free initial consultation.
Do You Have a Case? Requirements for a Case
Our medical malpractice lawyer can help file a lawsuit against any health care professional or organization that provided negligent care. That includes surgeons, dentists, emergency rooms, and even health clinics. To have a legitimate case in Hawaii, a medical malpractice lawyer must establish four things:
- Standard of Care
- Breach of That Standard
- Injury Caused by the Breach
- Entitlement to Compensation
Did You Know? You Must Submit an Inquiry
According to the law, before clients can file a medical malpractice suit, they need to submit an inquiry that includes the lawsuit's basis and the names of the health care providers involved to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' Medical Inquiry and Conciliation Panel. You must also provide a "certificate of consultation" to the panel.
If this sounds overwhelming, take a deep breath and contact our lawyer. Our medical malpractice lawyer can help you navigate these initial legal steps and ensure every document is in order.
It Costs Nothing to Call Us Get Advice With a Free Consultation
Due to the complexity of the law regarding medical malpractice lawsuits in Hawaii, medical negligence clients are strongly advised to get an attorney to help them navigate medical malpractice case protocol. For Hilo, Kona, and other areas of the Big Island, that help can be found at The Law Offices of Robert Marx.
Hilo and Kona-based lawyer Robert Marx believes these cases provide a much-needed means of addressing problems within the health care community. Medical malpractice cases bring visibility to problems within the health care system so victims can be heard and laws can be implemented.
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Our Lawyers Can Handle These Medical Malpractice Cases
An early and correct diagnosis can be a key aspect of the successful treatment of an ailment. When a condition is misdiagnosed, the chance for a successful recovery lowers considerably. Diagnosis errors are commonly seen in patients with cancer, vascular conditions, or infections.
Any mistakes in surgery that stray from the level of care expected are classified as surgical errors, a form of medical malpractice. The type of surgical mistake can range from anesthesia errors, unnecessary surgeries, objects left inside patients, infections, and more complications that happen during surgery and during pre- and post-operative care.
Failure to Treat
Failure to treat a patient can mean many things. This can include not performing medical evaluations, monitoring the condition poorly, rushing through a diagnosis, not referring the patient out, and failing to provide the patient with the proper information. No matter your problem, our lawyers can help come up with a solution.
Birth injuries can mean injuries to the mother or child during the birthing process. Our office specializes in helping clients with children who have suffered brachial plexus injuries, a type of nerve damage to an infant's arm or shoulder during childbirth. This makes our law firm the go-to office for clients who want a medical malpractice attorney who specializes in birth injuries.
Prescription Drug Errors
Prescription drug errors can include prescribing the wrong medication, failing to create a proper prescription plan, delivering an incorrect dosage, or failing to warn the patient of potential side effects. All can lead to devastating outcomes.
Dangerous or Defective Devices
Product liability cases can extend to dangerous or defective medical devices. If you've experienced a personal injury or death of a loved one due to a faulty medical device, you may be entitled to compensation. For personal injury representation with our lawyer, contact us today.
Verdicts and Settlements Attorney Robert Marx Has Achieved
Medical Malpractice Verdict
As a co-counsel juror consultant, Attorney Robert Marx's record medical malpractice verdict totaled $5,600,000.
Wrongful Death Verdict
If medical malpractice has unfortunately led to a death of a loved one, you'll need to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Attorney Robert Marx fights for victims of wrongful death cases with his record win as lead counsel totaling $5,630,000.
Product Liability Verdict
If a dangerous or defective medical device has caused your injury, a product liability claim may be our attorney's legal route to get you justice. As a juror consultant, his record product liability verdict totaled $16,952,000.
Damages and Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases
There is no cap on economic damages, such as the victim's medical bills, cost of future medical care, lost earnings, and other financial hardships. However, there is a cap on non-economic damages. "Pain and suffering" losses are capped at $375,000.
The law office of Robert Marx has been voted "best best law office in East Hawaii" for two years in a row.