Patients in Hawaii could fall victim to many different medical errors, some of which may rise to the level of medical malpractice. One common reason for malpractice claims is a delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis. Failing to diagnose a condition in a timely manner may prevent the patient from seeking the treatment that they need while it can still be effective.
People in Hawaii and across the country are living with the aftereffects of sexual abuse that they suffered at the hands of priests. For many years, survivors have fought to gain recognition for their trauma and some measure of justice from the Catholic Church. In many cases, priests known to abuse children were simply transferred away from a particular area. Many survivors have called on church officials to release lists of names of clergy known as sexual abusers. In Rhode Island, the Diocese of Providence released a list of deacons, priests and clerics that it said had been the target of credible allegations of child sexual abuse.