Polewski & Associates Blog

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August 05, 2022
The first time I speak to any medical malpractice client, we always go over the facts of their case and sometimes discuss medical malpractice law as well. At the end of the conference, if we decide to take the case, the clients always have 3 questions: “Do I have a good case?”; “How much money do... Read Full Post
March 21, 2022
The most basic duty that any doctor has is to listen and pay attention to you.  If they don't listen, and don't take the time to perform a thorough examination, they will never get the information they need to actually help you.  A doctor who doesn't listen to your symptoms of chest pain isn't... Read Full Post
October 15, 2021
When you go to the doctor, the very first thing that happens is you fill out a form saying what's wrong with you.  Then you go to an "exam room" where the doctor sees you--and the first thing the doctor does is to ask you what's wrong with you--why you are there.  Doctors call this the patient's "... Read Full Post
April 27, 2021
"Consent Forms" and Patient's Rights Those of you who have been to a hospital lately have most likely signed a “consent” form, although you probably did not read it closely and it was presented to you with a bunch of other papers to sign by some clerk or possibly a nurse who was in a hurry. This is... Read Full Post
April 05, 2021
As a lawyer who has been on both sides of medical malpractice suits for over thirtyy years, it is interesting to hear people talk about the cost of  “defensive medicine”.  You’ve heard about this:  it is the argument that says that doctors order “many unnecessary tests” solely to be able to defend... Read Full Post
March 08, 2021
  The Big Lie About "Capping" Damages That Injured People Can Recover One of the big lies that insurance companies and business lobbying groups tell is that jury verdicts affect costs to consumers.  This has been disproven over and over again, but when these insurance companies and lobbyists want... Read Full Post
November 13, 2020
Many personal injury cases--and every medical malpractice case--requires hundreds of hours of attorney time and tens of thousands of dollars of investment in expenses such as filing fees, court reporters, expert and consulting fees, and medical exhibits.  Very few people could afford to pursue such... Read Full Post
October 22, 2020
As you can imagine, lawyers like me who routinely handle medical malpractice cases can be pretty nervous when it comes time to need medical care ourselves. This point was driven home to me in last six months when I needed separate surgeries on my knee and my shoulder during the pandemic. Like... Read Full Post
June 10, 2019
In analyzing whether you have a good medical malpractice case, we’ll look at three issues: 1. Did the Doctor Make an Inexcusable Mistake? It is not enough in a medical malpractice case to prove that a doctor made a mistake. Some mistakes are excusable and are not medical malpractice. For example,... Read Full Post
December 27, 2018
Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Misdiagnosis Causes Severe Injuries and Death More than 100,000 weight-loss procedures are performed annually in the United States alone, and numbers are rising.  Although these “bariatric” surgeries are lucrative for the doctors who perform weight loss surgery and are... Read Full Post