Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Honolulu COVID-19 Lawyer

Honolulu Coronavirus Attorney

Coronavirus/Covid-19 Hospital/Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys Serving All of Oahu and Neighboring Islands.

Before the turn of the new year, COVID-19 was a word very few people knew about or cared to understand. By early March 2020, everyone in this nation was feeling the effects of COVID-19 health wise and economically. Now we are in the midst of a pandemic and many of our most vulnerable populations are losing their lives to this disease.

Although little is still known of COVID-19 to this day, we are learning this disease tends to strike the elderly, the immunocompromised and any persons who may have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, and heart or lung disease the hardest. While it is nearly impossible to completely prevent the transmission of COVID-19 entirely until a vaccine is created, some people may have contracted the virus through the carelessness of others, including those who work at medical facilities and nursing homes. Call an attorney at the Law Office of Dennis W. Potts today to ask any questions that you may have about a possible COVID-19 claim.

From what we know today, this virus is purported to be a respiratory/lung disease and its symptoms can range from mild to severe.  As statistics show, some of the most alarmingly affected have been our nation’s senior citizens, one of the more vulnerable populations in the world.

In Hawai‘i, our elderly, or “kupuna,” are revered for the knowledge they pass down to younger generations and are our most treasured family members. Unfortunately, they are also the most medically vulnerable individuals once they are infected by this disease.  If you have questions about COVID-19, reach out to us as soon as possible and get a free consultation.

Coronavirus Negligence Lawsuits

Some people becoming are infected by COVID-19 due to the careless actions of those tasked with treating and caring for the elderly.

There is evidence that some hospitals and nursing homes did not heed warnings and are not abiding by CDC guidelines. If a facility did not take the required precautions to prevent infection, and your loved one became ill or passed away, you may have a case of negligence or wrongful death.  Especially if they contracted the disease by means which could have been prevented.

In the wake of a shocking series of infections and deaths at a nursing home facility in Seattle, and others around the country, serious questions are being raised about the conduct of nursing homes and the steps they are taking to protect their occupants. This is especially important in the State of Hawai‘i where our Kupuna are held in such high esteem.

Covid-19 Reporting Requirements for Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Facilities

Some of the requirements that nursing homes must adhere to include:

  • Disclosing the existence and extent of COVID-19 cases within their facilities directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with state and local public health officials;
  • Inform residents, their families, and representatives when residents or staff contract the illness; and
  • Record and implement, in detail, the measures the facility is taking to mitigate the spread of the disease.

How a Honolulu Based Covid-19 Hospital/Nursing Home Lawyer Can Help

Proving negligence is the most important step in winning your case. As in all other personal injury cases, negligence must be proven as it relates to the following:

  • Duty – the facility owed a duty of care to the resident/patient;
  • Breach of Duty – the facility failed in its duty by not exercising reasonable care in treating the resident/ patient.
  • Cause – the breach of duty by the facility caused the resident/patient’s injury or illness;
  • Damage – a provable injury or illness was suffered by the resident/patient. As a result of the facility’s failure to exercise reasonable care.

It is important to request a copy of the nursing home’s infection control record and COVID- related safety protocols, if available. They will be important tools used by our Honolulu Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys to review and compare them against their response to applicable standards of care.  Our goal is to determine if the facility or a staff member is liable for negligence, as outlined above, which resulted in the infection or death of your precious loved one.

Meet Attorney Dennis Potts

As a resident of Hawai‘i for over 45 years, Attorney Potts has a great understanding and compassion for the people and culture of Hawai‘i ne. With this experience, he is able to navigate the nuances of the Hawaiian legal community and provide his clients with extraordinary results.

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Mr. Potts has received millions of dollars in recovery, settlements, and judgments in his clients' favor. Since 2007, he has had a 100% success rate obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients. He knows what it takes to maximize the value of your case.

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Attorney Potts can guarantee his clients that their case will be personally handled by him, and not by a junior associate, paralegal, or intern. Clients meet with Attorney Potts personally, and he keeps close communication with them throughout every step of the legal process.

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With more than 40 years of experience vindicating the rights for victims of injury or property loss, Dennis W. Potts is one of Hawai‘i’s preeminent civil litigators.

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The Law Office of Dennis W. Potts employs particular, dedicated, and sensitive care when dealing with medical malpractice and nursing home neglect and abuse cases, as we know how much our clients care for, and deeply respect, our inherently more vulnerable elderly loved ones, our kupuna.  We understand the loving protection our clients strive to give their parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. We have a successful track record of producing real results for our clients. If your loved one developed coronavirus inside a medical facility, nursing home or skilled nursing facility, we can help you or your loved one recover damages for your loss.

These damages potentially include:

  • Medical costs – the expenses of additional or extraordinary medical care and treatment relating to the infection of the disease, or expenses associated with the funeral and burial.
  • Emotional Distress / Pain & Suffering – meant to compensate you for all of the ways that you have had to suffer, adjust mentally, or grieve after your loved one has unnecessarily become ill or passed away.
  • Wrongful death – damages recoverable by the decedent’s family members.

In the future, it is likely that class action claims will also be sought by the residents (or the heirs of deceased residents) against hospitals and nursing homes for the negligent management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nursing homes, hospitals, and other providers of healthcare are not immune to these lawsuits.

Contact Us for Skilled and Compassionate Legal Guidance

Our experienced medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys can help your family pick up the pieces after a coronavirus death inside a hospital or an assisted living facility. Our law firm brings skill, focus, and a deep appreciation of our kupuna when dealing with this novel type of case.

We can investigate your potential COVID-19 lawsuit against the nursing or medical facility that was tasked to care for your loved one. Reach out to the Law Office of Dennis E. Potts, if you believe you have a COVID-19-related negligence case. Contact us at (808) 537-4575 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We offer free confidential consultations. Our team is standing by 24/7 to help your family through this difficult and unprecedented time.

Our office would like to thank all the healthcare professionals and first responders who are putting their lives in danger to fight this pandemic and keep us safe. Their selflessness and courage are truly appreciated!

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