Polewski & Associates Blog

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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
October 08, 2018
One of the most consistent goals of so-called “tort reform” is to put an upper limit on the amount that a defendant has to pay for the damage he causes in injury suits.  For example, in Texas, where there are such limits, a doctor can kill a child or a housewife or a grandfather through malpractice... Read Full Post
September 08, 2018
Every year there are advances in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries.  For example, there have been dramatic improvements in methods of treating cancer and diagnosing cancer.  While cancer misdiagnosis cases are particularly tragic, our team has been handling more and more misdiagnosis... Read Full Post
August 18, 2018
Spinal Injuries Due to Unnecessary Steroid Injections Rising Each day in the United States, thousands of people undergo injections in their necks or lower backs with steroids.  These injections are meant to be given just above the "dura" of the spinal cord.  The dura is a tough covering over the... Read Full Post
June 23, 2018
Most lawsuits settle before they go to trial.    Usually money changes hands, but often not:  sometimes cases settle for an apology, an agreement to change the terms of a contract, or even an agreement to enter into another contract which is lucrative to both sides. So what about the cases that end... Read Full Post
June 01, 2018
Keeping Malpractice Secret From The Public Our courts historically are open to the public, not only in terms of giving every citizen access to the courts to solve disputes, but also in terms of giving all citizens access to what is going on in suits involving others. On  any given day in Little... Read Full Post
May 04, 2018
  Many Victims--But Very Few Malpractice Suits.  Why? Study after study--by the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine, the National Institute of Health, major medical schools and others, has conclude that hundreds of thousands of people die every year in this country because of... Read Full Post