VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
Landscape laborer suffered traumatic brain injury when hit by a school bus after dropping his two children off at school.
Paid by Chicago Transit Authority after its bus struck a 26-year-old woman walking home from work on Michigan Avenue. She developed complex regional pain syndrome in both legs. (Record for Illinois for this type of case).
$5 Million (Gross Jury Verdict):
Wrongful death of a 28-year-old woman who was struck and killed by speeding semi-tractor trailer on the Indiana Toll road near Portage County, Indiana.
Wrongful death of 50-year-old woman killed when her car was rear-ended by an intoxicated speeding motorist on Interstate 55 in Missouri.
Medical malpractice involving a four-year-old girl prematurely discharged from the ER who died from an undiagnosed bowel obstruction. Paid by a north suburban, Illinois hospital. [Lake County Record for this type of case]
Carpenters working at the McCormick Place project suffered serious injuries when their work tower collapsed.
$2.3 Million + waiver of $1.7 Million in medical expenses:
Malpractice involving a north suburban, Illinois hospital and anesthesiology group for injuries suffered by a 22 year old woman during the delivery of anesthesia while undergoing a routine gynecological procedure. [Lake County, Illinois Record for this type of case]
$2 Million (Jury Verdict):
Wrongful death of a 24-year-old, undocumented Honduran man killed by a speeding police squad in Waukegan, Illinois.
Painter who had his left arm traumatically amputated in a automobile crash when returning home from a job site (Insurance policy limits)
Product Liability involving a maintenance worker who lost his arm while servicing a conveyor system designed and operated by Federal Express at O’Hare Airport.
Wrongful death of 31-year-old man whose delivery truck struck the rear of a semi-tractor trailer illegally parked on the road without warning flags, flares or signage.
Carpet cleaner suffered severe complications after back surgery as a result of medical malpractice by his surgeon. Hospital paid $750,000 for its own corporate negligence.
Leg injury suffered by ironworker injured during construction of pedestrian walkway leading from the Art Institute to Millennium Park in Chicago.
Apprentice electrician suffered mild traumatic brain injury in car crash while on way to work site.
$1.25 Million (Settlement-6 months after incident):
Wrongful death of a US Postal worker struck by car while walking to post office to begin night shift (full insurance policy limits).
Injuries caused during a police pursuit in Hammond, Indiana.
$1.183 Million/Product Liability/Wrongful Death
Sign installer operating a vehicle mounted aerial lift inadvertently hit two buttons on the control panel at the boom tip. The boom suddenly elevated and crushed him under the eave where he was working.
$1.03 Million (Gross Jury Verdict):
ER nurse suffered severe ankle fractures while riding her motorcycle to begin her shift at University of Chicago Medical Center and was hit by a turning car.
Wrongful death of a single 62-year-old man killed when he alighted from a CTA bus, stumbled and fell to the street just before the driver pulled away into traffic. He left behind 4 adult siblings who had not seen him in nearly 2 years.
Paid by a North Suburban physician and hospital for failing to diagnose and treat breast cancer in 40 year old woman.
A young woman who was over-prescribed opiates by her physiatrist thereby causing addiction.
Wrongful Death of a speeding motorcyclist who had been drinking and was legally intoxicated who entered a road construction zone near his home and hit an unmarked vertical cut in the roadway. Survived by his wife.
$897,000 (Jury Verdict)
Sheet metal worker with severe pre-existing back condition suffered new injuries when he was rear ended by school bus operated by local school district. (McHenry County Record-Case settled for $920,000)
Wrongful death of an electrician working at a Chicago Transit Authority subway train washing facility at Midway Airport who was sprayed with dormant water and contracted Legionnaire’s Disease.
Semi-pro hockey player who hurt his hip during a bus accident.