For decades now, Polewski & Associates has represented families and patients hurt by nursing malpractice. And one thing is common to all of our clients: Nobody is thinking about money when they call us. That’s not why people call us.
They call us because it simply isn’t fair that the hospital and its insurance company shouldn’t pay for the damage they caused. They call us because of the sick feeling they have knowing that the nurse they trusted let them down and caused terrible, unnecessary damage.
But most of all – far and away the most common reason people call us – is this: People call us because they want to make sure that what happened to them won’t happen to someone else. They call us because they know if they do nothing, other patients will be injured and some will die.
When Nurse Malpractice Happens, Patients Get Hurt
Nurses are important. We literally trust them with our lives.They keep track of our vital signs. They give us our medicine. They watch the monitors on our hearts and lungs. They are in charge of every aspect of our health when our doctors are not there. In any 24-hour day in the hospital, nurses are in charge of our lives for an average of 23 of those hours.
If nurses don’t pay attention to their jobs, we might as well be in a hotel room as a hospital. Nobody goes to a hospital for the food or the comfort. We go because hospitals are where treatments and surgeries happen, and because hospitals are where we can get nursing care.
Hundreds of Thousands
Study after study – by the government, by the Institutes of Health, by major medical schools – has found that at least 80,000 and as many as 440,000 of Americans die every year because of mistakes in hospitals. Most of those mistakes are nursing mistakes: the wrong drug is given; the right drug is not given; an overdose is given; a patient’s bedsores or infection or heart monitor is ignored; a nurse doesn’t bother to answer a call for help.
And that’s just the number of people who die. Many, many more people are hurt. Why is there so much nursing medical malpractice? There are two major reasons.
Taking Good Care of You.
Taking care of people and families hurt by medical malpractice is what we do at Polewski & Associates. We pride ourselves on protecting and helping the people who trust us with their cases. We understand what you are going through. We understand that you’re not calling us about something as limited as “money” – that you’re calling to make a difference.
We’re that kind of law firm, and we’d be honored to help. Call 501-404-0062 today to schedule your free initial consultation.