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Misdiagnosis major concern in malpractice cases

Misdiagnosis and medical mistakes may be some of the most concerning thoughts for people in Hawai'i when they enter the hospital. In fact, the largest single source of medical malpractice claims filed throughout the United States are diagnostic errors, according to study of claims between 2013 and 2017. Produced by a malpractice insurer, the report noted that 33 percent of claims filed were about mistakes made when diagnosing the patient, including failure to diagnose serious illnesses or misdiagnosis of an existing illness.

The report said that of those claims, around half involved poor medical decision-making on the part of the doctors involved. The other most common causes of malpractice claims were those about surgeries or procedures, at 24 percent, and those about medical management, at 14 percent of all claims. Other causes for malpractice claims have declined over the years, but claims based on diagnostic errors have remained steady.

What duty does a school have to protect its children from abuse?

Kamehameha School is one of the most prestigious K-12 schools in Hawaii. It has a proud legacy of serving underprivileged children of Hawaiian descent since 1887.

However, the #metoo movement has sparked a new lawsuit against the school, which sheds light on its shameful past. Between 1958 and 1985, Dr. Robert Browne was employed at Kamehameha School as a child psychiatrist. The lawsuit—which has been brought by 32 men who were former students at the school—claims that they were subject to repeated sexual, emotional and psychological abuse by Browne.

How deep is the damage caused by molestation?

We see it these days in every headline, every newscast. Someone comes forward claiming to have been improperly touched by a boss, a spouse, a family member, a teacher, a coach, a colleague, a date.

It’s a remarkable upheaval, considering how silent our culture was on this subject until just a few months ago.

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