N.N. FOR G.N. V. R.D. ET AL.: $17.7 millionmedical malpractice lawsuit settlement for a former police officer who
suffered a life-altering brain injury due to nursing staff negligence at a
S.H. V. NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: $14
million record high verdict against a doctor and hospital for not
following and ignoring abnormal chest X-ray results, which caused a substantial
delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer.
K.M. V. CITY OF CHICAGO: $10 million settlement for
a 5-year-old boy who was run over by a City of Chicago Fire Department truck
while playing in an open fire hydrant on the Fourth of July, resulting in the
loss of his leg and half of his pelvis.
D.G. AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF M.G. V. MARIO
YU, M.D. ET AL.: $7.62 million verdict in a Chicago medical malpractice lawsuit against an HMO doctor who
disregarded the mother's complaints of postpartum bleeding, which resulted in
her bleeding to death.
E.P. VS. AMERICAN TUGS INC ET AL.: $7.5 million settlement for a client who suffered life changing injuries in an Alton, Ill. boat explosion. This settlement was the largest Illinois Jones Act lawsuit recovery ever recorded in Illinois, surpassing Levin & Perconti's previous Record Jones Act settlement of $4.5 million, set in 2007
S.W. AS MOTHER AND NEXT FRIEND OF S.W. V. CHRIST
HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER: $6.71 million verdict against a
hospital because an inexperienced resident performed a vaginal delivery of a
breech presentation (bottom first) resulting in shoulder dystocia and a
crippling brachial plexus arm injury.
R.C. V. GEILS FARMS ET AL.: $6.5 million
settlement ($4.7 record Kane County wrongful death settlement) in a trucking accident lawsuit for the
family of a 32-year-old woman who was killed when their pick-up truck was
rear-ended by a semi-truck. Our client and his son both suffered
significant personal injuries in the collision. The defendant truck driver was
found to be under the influence of marijuana and operating an over-loaded,
unsafe truck. In violation of federal regulations, the defendant truck
owners failed to drug-screen or perform background checks on their drivers. This
settlement was named as the largest settlement in Illinois outside of Cook
County by the 2011 Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey.
D.C FOR Y.O. V. ADVOCATE LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL: $6.5 million birth
injury settlement for a young girl who suffered a brain injury
during birth, resulting in cerebral palsy, after physicians failed to timely
perform a c-section.
A.R. and A.R. and M.R. v. Marshway Limited
Partnership, Marshway, L.L.C. and CIG Management L.L.C.: $6.0 million settlement for
the families of 6 children who died in a tragic apartment fire on Chicago's
north side. Two other children sustained severe burns in the fire.
The landlords of the building failed to have proper and working smoke detectors
in violation of the Chicago Municipal Code and the children were not able to
escape the building in time.
A.C. and S.C. for G.C. v. Rush University Medical
Center: $6 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of the
family of a 58-year-old who suffered an hypoxic brain injury following a CT
procedure with contrast dye.
S.G. V. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: $5.77 million
Federal Tort Claims Act bench trial verdict by a federal judge for a
woman who became paralyzed as a result of a Veterans Administration physician's
failure to recognize worsening neurological symptoms and perform a necessary
surgery to relieve spinal cord compression.
D.B. V. J.L. ADLER ROOFING INC. ET AL.: $5.7
million settlement for a 27-year-old roofer in a workplace injury case
who was paralyzed when he fell from a roof as a result of the general
contractor's failure to provide appropriate safety devices.
R.S. FOR O.S. V. ADVOCATE BETHANY HOSPITAL: $5.35 million settlement in
a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital and hospital staff for
failure to diagnose postpartum cardiomyopathy in an 18-year-old woman who had
just had her first child one month earlier. The victim died as a result
of this failure to diagnose.
S.A. V. HCR MANOR CARE HOMEWOOD: Our Chicago elder abuse attorneys recovered a $2.9 million record nursing home verdict against a suburban Homewood nursing home for the family of a deceased 57-year-old resident who was suffocated due to the home’s negligent care of her tracheostomy tube.