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Client Success

Personal Injury Cases

$7,500,000.00 settlement on behalf of badly injured infant whose mother crossed over centerline into oncoming traffic. Two law firms turned down the case before the family came to our firm. We developed a unique legal theory against mother’s employer. After three years in the courts, defendants caved in just before trial and the case settled.

$4,800,000.00 settlement on behalf of two visiting Japanese businessmen. One was killed and the other seriously injured when the car they were passengers in collided with a bus on the highway. Case was litigated for two years before the responsible insurance company agreed to settle.

$2,400,000.00 medical malpractice settlement with a Chicago hospital and emergency room physician for their failure to recognize a sub-arachnoid hemorrhage. The victim, a homeless mother of eight children, died 4 days later. After three years of hotly contested litigation, the doctor and hospital agreed to pay.

$1,200,000.00 medical malpractice settlement against an orthopedic surgeon for a 41 year old CTA bus mechanic who developed a chronic osteomyelitis in his leg. The surgeon operated on our client’s leg after it was injured in a motorcycle accident, but the doctor failed to recognize signs of a growing infection.

$1,050,000.00 settlement on behalf of a teenage girl who required plastic surgery after her date to the senior prom flipped the car they were in after he attempted to drag race a stranger. Our client and her date were on the way to the prom.

$1,000,000.00 medical malpractice settlement on behalf of the estate of a 47 year old single woman who died of a sepsis infection while an inpatient at a Chicago hospital.

$652,000.00 settlement on behalf of a construction worker who suffered leg fractures during a 7 flight fall from a scaffolding at a construction site on Michigan Avenue. The accident was front page news, and after nearly three years of tough litigation, the responsible parties paid.

$475,000.00 settlement against a nursing home on behalf of an 83 year old wheel chair bound Alzheimer’s patient who wheeled her chair past a door on which the alarm had been disabled. The patient rolled down a flight of stairs, resulting in multiple injuries and death three days later. After aggressive investigation and litigation, during which it was discovered that nursing home personnel had falsified records, the insurance company paid.

$290,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 44 year old man who suffered dog bites while a guest at a neighbor’s house. The man, a security guard, had permanent scarring on his neck and leg. Though both liability and the extent of the injuries were hotly contested by the homeowner’s insurance company, aggressive pursuit by the lawyers resulted in this high settlement.

$250,000.00 settlement on behalf of a female pedestrian who suffered from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a soft tissue injury, as a result of being struck by a cab while in a crosswalk. The lady’s original attorneys had dropped the case after the defendant cab company refused to make any offer. Following careful medical preparation for trial, the cab company paid just as trial began.

$243,571.00 jury verdict on behalf of a carpenter injured in a fall while helping a friend install a new roof on his father’s house. The man suffered bilateral heel fractures. The insurance company never offered more than $10,000, but the jury made them pay up.

$218,210.00 medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a 65 year old man who needed additional surgery for ventral hernia repair following unnecessary surgical repair of a diastasis rectus. The doctor’s insurance company refused to make any offer at all, but the jury told them they were wrong.

$150,000.00 medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a 79 year old female who suffered a fractured pelvis in a fall from a hospital bed while being treated for flu-like symptoms.

$146,061.00 jury verdict on behalf of a young man who suffered torn ligaments in his knee when he drove his motorcycle into the side of a car. Not only did the insurance company make no offer whatsoever, they counter-sued our client for damage to their car. We won, and they paid.

$137,500.00 medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a disoriented elderly lady who suffered a fall from a hospital bed while in-patient.

$110,000.00 settlement for a female bicyclist who suffered a fractured finger when a parked car opened a door in front of her.

$110,000.00 settlement for an elderly female client who tripped on a driveway chain and broke her hip outside a retail store on Michigan Avenue.

Chicago Workers’ Compensation Cases

$117,516.91 verdict on behalf of an injured cable worker who suffered a back injury in a fall during an installation. The employer claimed that the injured worker was not an employee, and made no offer. We won, they appealed, and in the end, they paid with interest.

$115,000.00 settlement on behalf of a driver for a well-known international delivery company. The man suffered arm fractures in a traffic accident. The company claimed the driver was an independent contractor, and denied compensation. We proved he was an employee under the law, and we made them pay.

$115,000.00 settlement on behalf of a waitress who suffered multiple fractures when she slipped while on the job.

$73,500.00 settlement for a furniture salesman who injured his back while moving furniture in the store.

$65,000.00 settlement on behalf an injured butcher who suffered a torn hand ligament while slicing meat.

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