Medical Malpractice Cases We Have Handled

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

With over 25 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases against doctors, nurses, dentists and hospitals, the Dallas and Little Rock medical malpractice team at Polewski & Associates have handled just about every type of medical malpractice case imaginable.  Whatever kind of case you have, we have very likely handled one or several that are just like it.  

Dentist Negligence

Our dentist malpractice team has handled the following dental malpractice claims:

  • Dentist's negligence in failing to monitor patient's vital signs during extraction of teeth leads to patient's death
  • Dentist's failure to provide antibiotics when extracting an abscessed tooth leads to sepsis and lengthy hospital stay (multiple cases)
  • Dentist's negligence with drill results in patient's tongue being cut in half
  • Dentist extracts tooth and shatters jaw, causing massive breathing
  • Oral surgeon places implant into a patient's sinus
  • Oral surgery ruins occlusion and causes inability to eat normally or without pain
  • Orthodontist's negligence results in loss of multiple teeth and damage to patient's jaw (multiple cases)
  • Oral surgeon's negligence leads to $150,000 of additional dental treatment and multiple additional surgeries
  • Dentist's negligence in setting dental posts results in infections, loss of teeth and jaw bone (multiple cases)
  • Unqualified dentist attempts to design and place implants, resulting in serious infection, bone loss, and permanent disability (multiple cases)
  • Negligent dentist pulls too many teeth, requiring expensive and painful surgical repair (multiple cases)
  • Dentist malpractice in cosmetic procedure results in loss of teeth and bone in jaw (multiple cases)
  • Dentist negligence in root canal and periodontic care causes severe injury and disability
  • Oral surgeon's negligence results in coma and lengthy hospital stay
  • Poor installation of implants results in years of pain and multiple additional surgeries (multiple cases)
  • Negligence during root canal results in near death of patient from infection
  • Failure to provide antibiotics to young girl with artificial heart valve leads to open heart surgery

Emergency Room Medical Malpractice

Our attorneys have handled a wide variety of emergency room error claims, including:

  • Failure to diagnose a heart attack leads to death of patient (multiple different cases)
  • Failure to diagnose appendicitis leads to death of patient from burst appendix
  • Failure to treat a child with meningitis results in severe brain damage to child (multiple cases)
  • Misdiagnosis of heart failure as "indigestion" results in death of patient
  • Medication error causes death of child
  • Release of patient with serious internal injuries results in death of patient
  • Failure to properly evaluate patient results in missed heart infection and the patient's death
  • Failure to diagnose compartment syndrome lead to loss of patient's leg (multiple cases)
  • Failure to diagnose appendicitis results in burst appendix and near death of patient (multiple cases)
  • Doctor thinks patient is "faking" symptoms and allows patient to become paralyzed without care
  • Doctor delays obtaining care for patient with spinal injury, leading to permanent paralysis
  • Nurse in ER gives patient overdose of morphine, causing patient's death
  • Doctors and nurses fail to recognize that patient is dying of infection and send him home without treatment (multiple cases)
  • Doctors and nurses fail to treat bowel obstruction, resulting in death of patient
  • Doctor gives overdose of Dilaudid, causing respiratory arrest and coma
  • Doctors and nurses give overdose of morphine
  • Doctors and nurses miss symptoms of bowel obstruction and patient dies
  • Doctors and nurses fail to recognize necrotizing fasciitis and patient dies
  • Emergency room doctors diagnose dangerous brain swelling--but fail to get patient treatment, patient dies

Family Practice Doctor Negligence and Internal Medicine Specialist Malpractice

Lawsuits involving family practice doctor negligence or internal medicine specialist negligence handled by our malpractice attorneys include:

  • Failure to diagnose pneumonia results in multiple surgeries and disability
  • Misdiagnosis of heart failure as "indigestion" results in death of patient
  • Doctor's failure to diagnose or treat infection in hospital causes patient's death
  • Doctor's failure to diagnose heart problem leads to patient's death from heart attack
  • Doctor's failure to act on laboratory report results in patient's death from treatable cancer (multiple cases)
  • Doctor's failure to read report from radiologist results in delayed treatment that could have saved patient (multiple cases)
  • Doctor's prescription of wrong drug causes hearing loss
  • Doctor's failure to refer patient for treatment by specialist causes serious injury and death (multiple cases)

Our malpractice attorneys have also worked on many claims involving hospital errors or nursing errors:

  • Failure to inform doctors of blood test results in death of patient from heart infection (endocarditis)
  • Negligence during surgery on blood vessels in the forehead leads to loss of an eye and terrible scarring
  • Surgeon's negligence in failing to adequately monitor patient after surgery leads to brain injury or death (multiple cases)
  • Patient has allergic reaction to drugs given at hospital and nurses and doctors ignore it, leading to serious injury (multiple cases)
  • Nurses fail to monitor patient as required, and patient dies from lack of care (multiple cases)
  • Nurse administers wrong drug, leading to death of child
  • Nursing staff fails to monitor patient, leading to terrible bedsores, infection and death of patient
  • Nursing staff fails to follow fall precautions for disabled patient, resulting in fall which leads to patient's death (multiple different cases)
  • Physical therapy staff fails to act on bleeding within cast, leading to loss of all skin on patient's leg, multiple surgeries, and disability
  • Dialysis nurse and floor nurse fail to react to emergency during dialysis, leading to the patient bleeding to death
  • Surgical error: nurses leave sponges and other objects in patients (multiple different cases)
  • Nursing staff fails to report symptoms to doctor; patient dies from easily curable condition (multiple cases)
  • Nurses or nurse's aid drops patient (multiple cases)
  • Nurses fail to notice fracture, patient becomes very ill and dies
  • Failure of doctor and hospital staff to monitor patient after surgery leads to death from post-operative complications (multiple different cases)
  • Nurses fail to advocate for patient safety when patient has emergency symptoms and doctor ignores them (multiple cases)
  • Nurse fail to respond to patient calls for help and patient dies or becomes paralyzed
  • Patient with sleep apnea given drugs that caused respiratory failure and death
  • Patient overdosed on pain medications
  • Patient dies during "code blue" due to errors by rapid response team

Obstetrician and Gynecologist Medical Malpractice

  • Failure to perform C-section results in death of baby
  • Failure to perform C-section results in death of mother
  • Negligence in delivering baby results in permanent loss of use of baby's arm
  • Ignoring evidence of trapped uterus results in severe brain damage to  baby
  • Failure to deliver baby in time results in cerebral palsy
  • Gynecologist's failure to act on evidence of cervical cancer leads to death of patient
  • Negligence in performing hysterectomy leads to injuries to bladder, ureters or other structures, resulting in severe injuries and additional surgery (multiple cases)
  • Surgeon leaves needle in patient after surgery, resulting in severe pain and requiring further surgery
  • Gynecologist fails to treat infection, resulting in woman being unable to have children

Orthopedic (Bone Doctor) Medical Malpractice

Orthopedic malpractice lawsuits our team has handled include:

  • Negligence in ankle surgery leads to infection and loss of function in ankle
  • Poorly performed hip surgery leads to permanent nerve damage and disability (multiple cases)
  • Surgeon negligently cuts artery during knee replacement surgery
  • Negligence in obtaining bone marrow sample results in spinal cord injury
  • Negligence in performing knee surgery results in permanently frozen knee
  • Medical malpractice of back surgeon results in patient being permanently crippled and in severe pain (multiple cases)
  • Negligence of surgeon in failing to diagnose compartment syndrome results in patient's loss of his leg (multiple cases)
  • Medical malpractice in setting fracture of ankle results in patient being permanently crippled and in pain
  • Unnecessary and poorly performed back surgery cripples patient (multiple different cases)
  • Negligence in back surgery causes permanent disability and loss of use of leg (multiple different cases)
  • Orthopedist's failure to diagnose blockage of arteries leads to loss of leg (multiple different cases)
  • Orthopedic surgeon's negligence in performing knee replacement surgery results in artery injury and "frozen" joint
  • Orthopedic surgeon's malpractice in performing hip replacement surgery results in permanent and disabling nerve injury
  • Orthopedic surgeon malpractice during hip surgery causes failure of operation and permanent disability

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Our medical malpractice attorneys have extensive experience with nursing home abuse and neglect cases:

  • Nurse malpractice leads to severe bedsores and multiple surgeries (multiple cases)
  • Failure to monitor patient's nutrition leads to patient's death
  • Nurse drops patient causing serious injuries (multiple cases)
  • Nursing malpractice in failing to monitor patient results in fall, disability and death
  • Failure to properly monitor patient results in malnutrition, bedsores and death
  • Helpless patient abused by nursing home staff

Pain Management Medical Malpractice

  • pain management doctor doing cervical injection punctures patient's spinal cord, leaving patient in constant pain and addicted to pain medications
  • pain management doctor giving epidural steroid injection causes spinal hematoma and nerve damage affecting patient's hands, legs and feet

Surgical Medical Malpractice

  • Lung surgery: Patient's phrenic nerve cut during lung surgery, leaving young man unable to breathe normally and permanently disabled
  • Negligence during surgery for removal of appendix requires long hospital stay and additional surgeries
  • Nose surgery: Failure of doctor and hospital staff to monitor patient after surgery leads to death from post-operative complications
  • Anesthesiologist's failure to monitor patient results in brain damage or death (multiple cases)
  • Cosmetic surgery:  during lipsuction doctor negligently shreds diaphragm muscles and destroys blood supply to patient's skin, resulting in a huge wound and multiple skin graft surgeries
  • Gall Bladder surgery: Mistake in gall bladder removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) results in liver damage, bile duct injury or death of patient (multiple cases)
  • Ankle surgery: Mistake by surgeon leads to infection, additional surgeries, and inability to bend ankle
  • Foot surgery: Mistakes by surgeon leave patient unable to walk (multiple cases)
  • Foot surgery:  podiatrists surgical errors during bunionectomy result in pain and additional surgeries (multiple cases)
  • Abdominal surgery: Surgeon mistakenly cuts colon, leading to infection and death of patient (multiple cases)
  • Colon surgery: negligence in performing colectomy leads to sterilization of male patient
  • Heart surgery:  during bypass surgery heart surgeon negligently sews shut arteries of veins (multiple cases)
  • Colon surgery: failure to diagnose and treat post-operative complication leads to patient's death (multiple cases)
  • Medical malpractice in use of robot for surgery results in injury to patient's bowels, biliary system, or arteries (multiple cases)
  • Gall bladder surgery: surgeon's mistake in cutting wrong duct leads to disability and additional surgeries (multiple cases)
  • Hysterectomy: surgeon's error damages bladder or ureters (multiple cases)
  • Medical malpractice in failing to diagnose and treat post-surgical infections (multiple cases)
  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgeon's negligence results in death or serious injury (multiple cases)
  • Weight loss surgery negligence causes loss of patient's entire stomach (multiple cases)
  • Negligence during gastric sleeve surgery results in pain, disability and need for additional surgeries (multiple cases)

    These are just a few of the medical malpractice claims and lawsuits our Little Rock and Dallas medical malpractice team has handled in more than 25 years fighting for the rights of medical malpractice victims. 

    Please contact Polewski & Associates today by calling 972-230-6200 to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients in Dallas and throughout Texas and Arkansas.