Medical Negligence/Malpractice

At the Law Office of Jon S. Jacobs, we represent people who have been injured due to the negligence of medical providers.

Despite the years of training that doctors and other medical professionals receive, mistakes still happen. In medical negligence/malpractice cases, the “acceptable standard of care” question is one that must be established very early in the case. The standard of care is understood to be the generally accepted practices and procedures used by other medical professionals in the same geographic area when treating patients suffering the same disease or disorder under the same or similar circumstances. In order to prove a breach of this standard of care, your lawyer will have to rely on testimony from expert medical witnesses, who must have extensive experience in the same type of medicine at the same level of expertise and in the same region as defendant(s). Additional medical experts are often required to testify that the standard of care breach caused patient’s injuries, and further attest to the extent of the damages.

Among the types of medical negligence/malpractice claims that our office pursues:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Wrong diagnosis
  • Surgical negligence
  • Birth injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Medication errors
  • Dangerous pharmaceuticals
  • Defective medical devices
  • Failure to treat
  • Blood contamination
  • Hospital negligence/malpractice
  • Wrongful death

If you have been injured, you need an attorney who has experience in medical negligence/malpractice cases. Mr. Jacobs understands the complex laws that apply to these cases in Hawaii, and he can help you maximize your chances of winning the compensation you deserve.

Contact Mr. Jacobs today to schedule a free consultation.