Polewski & Associates Blog

Injury & Malpractice Attorney Serving Clients Near Dallas, Ft. Worth, Plano, Arlington, Irving, North Texas & Arkansas

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
April 19, 2018
Should there be “caps” on damages that juries can award? One of the fondest dreams of insurance carriers is that they will get to continue charging high rates for insurance but that our legislature will cap their potential downside risk.  Big businesses like car manufacturers and investment... Read Full Post
March 29, 2018
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Help Everyone Talk radio hosts and insurance lobbyists have made their careers criticizing people who file suit – as if using the courts guaranteed by the Constitution was dirty. Who is funding all this talk? People who get sued and their insurance companies, of course... Read Full Post
March 12, 2018
Wrongful Death Lawsuits At my firm we handle a variety of Wrongful Death lawsuits.  Because we work on so many medical malpractice cases, most of the Wrongful Death suits we handle are also medical malpractice cases.  Just yesterday, I had a client call us about a medical malpractice case, but she... Read Full Post
February 17, 2018
The Common Surgery that Can Be Uncommonly Dangerous Hysterectomy surgery--in which a woman's uterus is removed--is an extremely common surgery.  Tens of thousands of American women have this operation done every year.  Over the last several decades, improvements in equipment and techniques have... Read Full Post