Brende v. Hara - Hawaii Supreme Court Case No. 27964 (November 26, 2006) is a landmark decision under Hawaii law protecting the privacy of litigants who must reveal their medical history in order to pursue claims against wrongdoers in court. In Brende, the Hawaii Supreme Court put the individual citizen's interest in protecting the confidentiality of their medical records ahead of the "big business" interests of giant insurance companies in warehousing medical records to use that information whenever and however they might see fit. The court found that a personal injury plaintiff in Hawaii is generally entitled to a Protective Order by the trial court requiring that none of the plaintiff's protected health information obtained from any source in a civil action shall be disclosed or used for any purpose outside of the civil action without the plaintiff's explicit written consent.
Toddler at daycare injured in a dog attack in Riverside County, California. The injured infant received 180 stitches on her face, arms and stomach. It happened at a home being used as a daycare center on the mainland. The dog involved was a pit bull - which is probably the most dangerous breed of dog to humans. See, Pit bull attacked girl inside Hemet day care center
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