Frequently Asked Questions

Little Rock Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving All of Arkansas

What will this cost?

There is no charge at all for your initial consultations with us.

If we can help you, typically we handle your case on a contingent fee basis, which means that we get paid a percentage of what we recover for you in your case. If there is no recovery in your case, you owe us nothing.

You and your family will never have to pay us anything unless we get a recovery for you.

What is a "Wrongful Death" case--is it different from a medical malpractice case?

The term "Wrongful Death" is used by lawyers to describe any kind of case that involves the death of someone due to the negligence of another person.  There are Wrongful Death cases filed every day that involve automobile accidents, dangerous drugs, workplace accidents--and of course, medical malpractice.  Our medical malpractice team has handled Wrongful Death medical malpractice cases for over two decades.

Will this be hard on me and my family?

No. We take very good care of our clients. You will be protected and comfortable. Always.

Once you call us and we begin work on your case, there is very little that you or your family have to do. Our lawyers and staff do all the work.

How do I know if I have a valid medical malpractice case?

The only way to know if you have a valid case is to have your case reviewed by competent medical malpractice lawyers. Inexperienced lawyers or lawyers who normally handle car wrecks don’t understand medicine or medical records and won’t be able to recognize medical malpractice. We have won many cases that other lawyers rejected because they didn’t understand the medical issues.

When you call Polewski & Associates, your medical malpractice case will get the personal attention of attorneys with top qualifications. If your case is serious, you and your family deserve medical malpractice lawyers with serious experience.

Stop wondering if you have a medical malpractice case. Contact us right now.  Please fill out and send the contact form, and we will get right back with you.

How much is my medical malpractice case worth?

It is impossible to answer that question without a thorough review of your case and the evidence. Our experienced lawyers will be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Contact us now, and we’ll get started.


How much time do I have to file my medical malpractice claim?

You may have as much as two years in which to file your Arkansas medical malpractice suit – or you may have only days. In some cases, a patient might have more than two years to file suit. Sadly, some clients wait until it is already too late before they call us.

Don’t Guess! If you believe you may have a case, the best thing you can do is to contact us right now. The question of how much time you may have to sue for medical malpractice can be surprisingly complex, and it is a terrible shame to wait too long because you think you have “plenty of time”.

What is medical malpractice?

Doctors and nurses are trained to follow rules for the safety of their patients in all aspects of medicine – there are safety rules about how to diagnose the cause of pain, how to treat infections, what kind of medication to use for kidney problems, and many other situations. Medical malpractice is what happens when doctors or nurses fail to follow these rules and patients get hurt.

Can I sue a doctor or hospital for medical malpractice just because there was a bad result or an unexpected problem?

No. Just because there was a bad result from medical treatment does not mean that the doctor is guilty of medical malpractice. In order to win your case, we must prove that the bad result was due to negligence by a doctor or a nurse. If there is no negligence, there is no medical malpractice case no matter how bad the result of the treatment.

The reason you should choose Polewski & Associates as your medical malpractice lawyers is because of our experience and our ability to uncover negligence that less experienced and less qualified lawyers would miss.

So I have a case if the doctor made an inexcusable mistake?

Maybe. Proving that a doctor broke the rules he was supposed to follow and was negligent is only part of what we will need to prove to win your case. We also need to prove that the doctor’s mistake caused your injuries or made them worse.

Often, it will be clear that a doctor or nurse committed medical malpractice, but it will not be clear that the malpractice made a difference. For example, if a doctor fails to diagnose cancer in a patient whose cancer has already progressed to the point that it will surely kill him, the patient has not suffered any additional injuries from the failure to diagnose the cancer. As a result, the patient would not have a valid medical malpractice claim against the doctor.

How do I know whether my doctor’s medical malpractice made a difference to the outcome of my case?

The only way to know is to have your case reviewed by experienced medical malpractice lawyers and our medical experts. Contact us now by calling 501-404-0062, and we’ll help you get the truth. You and your family deserve it.