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Brachial Plexus Childbirth Injuries

November 16, 2020

Birth trauma refers to damage of the tissues and organs of a newborn baby. Although many newborns might have minor injuries during birth, sometimes the injuries are more severe and include serious nerve damage.  Brachial plexus birth injuries refers to damage to the brachial plexus nerves that occurs at birth, and may be related to a difficult labor and delivery. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that begins at the spinal cord in the neck and delivers messages from the brain to the shoulder, arm and hand.  These nerves control muscle function in the chest, shoulders, arms and hands, as well as sensation in the upper limbs. A brachial plexus birth injury occurs when the baby’s neck is stretched, compressed, or awkwardly twisted. A quick or emergency delivery resulting in the baby being forcibly pulled out can result in a brachial plexus injury.  The nerves may stretch or […]

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Michael J. Kowalski selected as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2020

September 1, 2020

Michael J. Kowalski, a partner in the personal injury firm of Distasio & Kowalski, LLC, was recently selected among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2020. Kowalski was selected for excellence in medical malpractice litigation and personal injury litigation. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only. It is limited to the Top 100 professionals from each state in each category of practice who best exhibit excellence and the highest ethical standards in their respective professions. This honor is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled litigators in high stakes legal matters. Less than 1% of professionals in the United States are selected for America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®. To be considered, an attorney must have litigated a matter with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or with the fate of a business worth at […]

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Michael J. Kowalski Recognized in Best Lawyers in America©

August 26, 2020

Michael J. Kowalski, a partner in the Wilkes-Barre personal injury law firm of Distasio & Kowalski, LLC, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2021. This is Attorney Kowalski’s third year for inclusion in the publication. He was recognized for his work in the areas of medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Although the scope of the publication has dramatically grown, the core mission of Best Lawyers to highlight the top legal talent in America has remained the same.  The Best Lawyers in America rankings are based solely on peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of attorneys confidentially evaluate their colleagues. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America were […]

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Distasio & Kowalski named 2020 PA Super Lawyers

June 2, 2020

Attorneys Daniel J. Distasio and Michael J. Kowalski, partners in Distasio & Kowalski, LLC personal injury firm, have been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for the 12th consecutive year. Both have been top-rated in the category of Personal Injury Attorney. “We are honored to have been selected by our peers for this recognition and named among the best personal injury attorneys in the state,” commented Daniel Distasio and Michael Kowalski. “Our priority has always been to provide each of our clients with the most professional, ethical, and compassionate legal representation possible.” Super Lawyers rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor, which is bestowed by Super Lawyers magazine. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process. This includes nominations, an independent research […]

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Maintaining Your Well-Being During Social Distancing

March 19, 2020

Social distancing has been strongly encouraged to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We’ve all heard it over and over again for weeks. For many of us, it means time spent at home. Some may be working from home; others may have been laid off due to business disruption, while some may be taking time off to care for children who are home from school. Whatever the reason, you may be feeling a bit stressed and possibly even frightened. During this time, you should be concentrating on staying healthy, both physically and mentally, and keeping a positive attitude. While you might be tempted to sit around, watch TV, eat junk food and stress, it might not be the healthiest choice for you. Here are some suggestions for keeping your sanity during social distancing. Ten tips for staying positive and maintaining your well-being while at home Keep physically active. Just […]

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Daniel Distasio named to 2020 “Nation’s Top One Percent” of Attorneys by the NADC

March 3, 2020

WILKES-BARRE, PA – March 3, 2020 – Daniel J. Distasio, a partner in the personal injury law firm of Distasio & Kowalski, LLC, was selected to be recognized as a “Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). Attorney Daniel Distasio has been a litigator for 25 years. He was chosen for his expertise in the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice. The NADC is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys.” In order to become a NADC Nation’s Top One Percent member, attorneys must go through a rigorous selection process. After being nominated, they are assessed by a research team, a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys and a judicial review board. Recipients of this prestigious award have demonstrated the highest ideals of the […]

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    We understand your suffering and are here to legal representation if your baby is the victim of a tragic birth injury. 

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    Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can result in devastating injuries. Reach out to our firm for help. 

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