Personal Injury, Accident, & Malpractice Attorneys in Honolulu, Hawaii
Law Firm OverviewDavis Levin Livingston, located in downtown Honolulu, is a firm of trial lawyers handling litigation matters on all of the Hawaiian islands and on the mainland United States. The firm accepts cases involving Civil Rights, Class Actions, Consumer Rights, Construction Law, Disability Rights, Employment, False Claim Act (Qui Tam), Health Care, Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Special Education, and Whistleblower Protection.
With a proven record of courtroom successes and accomplishments, the firm is proud to have set many litigation benchmarks in Hawaii: Highest single compensatory personal injury judgment in Hawaii; Highest sexual harassment settlement in Hawaii; Highest malpractice judgment in U.S. against a military hospital; Highest Medicare and Medicaid fraud settlements in Hawaii.
Davis Levin Livingston is rated AV in Martindale-Hubble, the highest ethical and competence rating. Davis Levin Livingston partners have been admitted to membership in: Best Lawyers in America; Inner Circle of Advocates; American College of Trial Lawyers; International Society of Barristers; American Board of Trial Advocates; International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
Davis Levin Livingston provides legal representation on the following areas of practice:
- Civil Rights
Davis Levin Livingston and its partners have made a life-long commitment to ensuring that civil rights and civil liberties are protected. Partners Mark Davis and Michael Livingston have both acted as staff and volunteer attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union; Partner Stan Levin is the former lead litigation attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii; Partner Thomas Grande is the former executive director of Common Cause/Hawaii.
- Class Actions
Davis Levin Livingston has had a commitment to representing classes and groups of individuals since the firm's founding. The firm’s wealth of experience in class and group actions make it uniquely qualified to pursue cases for civil rights, employment, construction, and other consumer claims that can only be effectively litigated on behalf of large numbers of individuals with common claims.
- Consumer Rights
Our firm has aggressively advocated for consumer rights for more than twenty years. The firm has litigated cases on behalf of both individual consumers and classes of consumer who have been treated unfairly by large businesses. The firm has also championed cases on behalf of small businesses that have been unfairly discriminated against by large businesses.
- Construction Law
Davis Levin Livingston concentrates its construction law practice on exclusively representing homeowners and community associations on a class and group basis in disputes with developers, contractors, real estate agents and product manufacturers.
- Disability Rights
The rights of persons who are physically challenged have been championed by partner Stan Levin, who has been at the forefront of litigation involving the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as other state and federal statutes protecting the rights of the disabled.
We have represented and achieved significant results for employees who have been terminated, been discriminated or retaliated against and who have suffered sexual or other types of harassment. Our firm is committed to advocating on behalf of employees and making sure that employees' rights are protected in the work place.
- False Claim Act (Qui Tam)
Davis Levin Livingston has made a commitment to Help Stop Fraud by pursuing state and national initiatives to recover monies fraudulently billed to government health care programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid and Tri-Care. Our firm partners its qui tam cases with other attorneys both in Hawaii and across the country.
- Health Care
Cases aimed at improving the quality of health care delivered to our citizens comprise an important part of Davis Levin Livingston's commitment to litigating cases which have important social effects. Some of our recent cases include settlement of a case which stopped a local doctor from fraudulent selling generic drugs to Medicaid patients.
- Insurance Bad Faith
Although insurance companies exist to help their customers in time of need, unfortunately some insurance companies take advantage of policyholder ignorance. Most policyholders do not understand how the insurance industry works. This is especially true when an insurance company wrongfully denies payment of insurance benefits which are owed to an insured. Davis Levin Livingston has handled numerous insurance bad faith cases and achieved significant results on behalf of insurance policyholders.
- Personal Injury
Hawaii Personal Injury Lawyers Davis Levin Livingston believe that representing individuals who have been seriously injured deserve the most competent and capable representation possible. The firm has a long track record of representing personal injury victims including sexual abuse, sexual harassment or physical personal injury.
- Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice happens when a health care provider such as a doctor does something that competent doctors would not have done, or fails to do what a competent doctor would have done, resulting in injury or death. Medical malpractice claims are complex and time consuming and expensive.
- Special Education
Making sure that government education programs correctly take care of students with special needs has been a priority for partner Stan Levin. Mr. Levin's practice, which focuses primarily in the area of advocating on behalf of students with special needs, is one of the few in Hawaii with a focus on this critically important area.
- Whistleblower Protection
Davis Levin Livingston has been at the forefront of litigation aimed at protecting those courageous individuals who report government wrongdoing and are penalized for speaking out. The firm has made a commitment in and out of the courtroom to these individuals to ensure that individual rights to speak out against private and public wrongdoing are preserved.
Mr. Mark S. Davis
Accident, Animal Bites, Asbestos Mesothelioma, Back and Neck Injury, Bicycle Accident
Mr. Stan Levin
Civil Rights, Employment, Whistleblower, Class Actions, Disability Rights
Mr. Michael K. Livingston
Accident, Asbestos Mesothelioma, Back and Neck Injury, Bad Faith Insurance, Brain Injury
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What Prompts People to file Medical Malpractice claims
Although a medical professional’s negligence can have severe consequences, everyone injured at the hands of a doctor or nurse does not file medical malpractice claims.Read Article
A Doctors Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis
Doctors routinely diagnose different conditions in patients. Unfortunately, these diagnoses are not always timely and accurate. In these cases patients may file medical practice claims against medical professionals who delay a diagnosis or misdiagnose a patient.Read Article
Choosing the Right Personal Injury Attorney
Being the victim of a personal injury is an unfortunate position to be in. However, the injury and the damages should be remedied and compensated. In order for the injured to ensure that the maximum compensation is received, it is important to select the right personal injury attorney.Read Article
Boy Wears Braces For 11 Years, Sues Orthodontist for Malpractice
Medical physicians are not the only profession that have to worry about medical malpractice suits. Dentists, chiropractors, and psychiatrists are also vulnerable to malpractice suits if neglect can be proven. Recently, an orthodontist was sued for having a patient wear his braces for 11 years. The patient is now claiming neglect due to permanent damage done to the inside of his mouth and jaw.Read Article
Obama Administration Focuses on Medical Malpractice
The Obama administration has been asking individuals who have suffered improper medical care to report such instances of neglect. It is hoped that the information that will be reported will aid in an overall better health care environment for the nation.Read Article
Laptops Can Cause Injury
College students, professionals, and writers may want to think twice about pulling all-nighters to write “A” papers or a stellar column. A recently published article in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that chronic exposure to the heat from the underside of a laptop can lead to injuries.Read Article
Does a Severely Injured Plaintiff Have a Right to Be in the Courtroom?
Defendants in cases involving severe injuries including brain injury, spinal cord, or burn injury, often request that the injured plaintiff is not present in the courtroom during the trial. The defense’s argument is that the plaintiff cannot contribute to the proceedings in any meaningful way due to the extent of the injuries.Read Article
Are Home Births Dangerous?
There is conflicting evidence about the safety of home births versus the risks. What cannot be denied however is that there is an increasing trend of delivering at home. Something that started off as a pseudo-hippie trend is now being followed by fashionable mothers, who seem to subscribe to the belief that delivering a baby at home is safer, more spiritual and can actually help them become better mothers.Read Article
Successful Hospital Fall Prevention Strategies
A strong reporting initiative that encouraged hospitals to report the number of fall accidents that occurred in their facilities is being credited with an improvement in hospital fall accident rates in Pennsylvania. Experts now recommend that the strategies be employed in other hospitals across the country in order to see similar progress.Read Article
Surgical Site Infections Add to Hospitalization Costs
Patients who develop a surgical site infection are more likely to be re-hospitalized, adding millions of dollars every year to American health care costs. According to the results of a recent analysis, preventing surgical site infections could save the US healthcare system approximately $65 million every year.Read Article
Children Exposed to Abuse, Bullying at Risk of Premature Aging
Any Hawaii personal injury lawyer who deals with cases of sexual abuse, knows that exposure to abuse, bullying and other forms of violent behavior in childhood dramatically affects a child’s psychological state. However, a new study finds that the effects of such exposure to violence may actually be more profound than we know.Read Article
Brachial Plexus Injury Can have Long-Lasting Impact
Brachial plexus injuries very often occur during difficult births, and can result in damage to the infant’s arms and shoulder region. Often, the damage is temporary, and there will be no lasting damage to the health of the child. However, in some cases, the condition can have a long-lasting impact, and can substantially reduce movement and mobility in this area.Read Article
Hospital-Acquired Infections Increase Mortality Rate for Elderly ICU Patients
Senior citizens, who are admitted into a hospital intensive care unit and suffer from a hospital-acquired infection, have their risk of death increase by 4 times compared to those seniors who do not have any infection.Read Article
Limits on Nursing Overtime Can Reduce Medical Errors
Hawaii medical malpractice lawyers find a much higher risk of fatigue when nurses work for too many hours a shift or work overtime. Tired and sleepy nurses may be in danger of making possibly serious medical errors that could even lead to patient injury and death. A new study finds that states that have managed to set restrictions on nurse overtime create conditions that enhance patient safety.Read Article
Canadian Researchers Announce Revolutionary New Hospital Disinfection Technology
A team of researchers in Canada has presented a potentially path-breaking new technology for the disinfection of hospital rooms, possibly helping reduce the number of deaths that result from hospital-acquired infections every year.Read Article
Important Steps to Take after a Car Accident to Protect Your Injury Claim
You can take steps to protect your legal rights after a serious car accident in Hawaii. Things you can do include getting contact information from any witnesses, jotting down license plate numbers and consulting with a Hawaii personal injury lawyer.Read Article
Overview of Surgical Errors
Surgical errors occur in many forms, such as operating on the wrong body part, puncturing healthy organs or failing to properly monitor the patient. Such errors could lead to additional medical treatment or surgery, time off from work and pain and suffering.Read Article
Statute of Limitations for Filing Injury Claims
If you want to file a Hawaii personal injury claim, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon after the accident as possible to avoid missing the deadline. The Statute of Limitations in Hawaii varies, depending on the accident, so the sooner you file a claim, the less likely you are to miss the deadline.Read Article
Overview of Burn Injuries
An accident that results in a serious burn injury can be very painful and can cause blistering, swelling, scarring and, in severe cases, death. Treatment varies, depending on the severity of the burn, and may include IV fluids, medications, protective dressings, surgery and skin grafts.Read Article
When Children Become Victims of Medical Malpractice
The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences estimates that 90,000 people lose their lives each year due to medical errors. What if your child was one of them?Read Article
Getting Familiar with the Statute of Limitations in the State of Hawaii
Hawaii’s statute of limitations describes the amount of time you legally have if you want to file a injury lawsuit.Read Article
In the Event of a Hawaii Car Accident Case, How is Liability Determined?
If you are involved in a car accident in Hawaii it's important that you understand how the state determines liability.Read Article