John J. Perconti is a highly-acclaimed Illinois medical malpractice attorney
and co-founder of Levin & Perconti. For over 25 years, he has devoted his practice to advocating for people and families in personal injury and wrongful death cases. In 1992, he merged his practice with Steven Levin, and now the firm employs twenty elderly abuse lawyers in Chicago and has obtained over $520 million in verdicts and settlements for clients.
John has an excellent record of success representing clients in injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuits.
He is nationally recognized as one of the country’s leading medical malpractice attorneys because of his extensive experience in federal and state courts. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of complex medical issues that has allowed him to achieve record-setting multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients in medical negligence and elder abuse lawsuits.
John obtained a $14 million record failure to diagnose cancer verdict in Illinois for a woman whose doctor delayed her diagnosis of lung cancer. In a recent birth injury case, John reached a $6.5 million settlement for a young girl who suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of an inexperienced physician’s failure to perform a timely c-section. John also achieved a $5.77 million Federal Tort Claims Act bench trial verdict against a Veteran’s Administration and a $5.35 million against a Chicago hospital for the family of an 18-year-old woman who died when hospital staff failed to diagnose her with postpartum cardiomyopathy.
John is regarded as one of the leading nursing home lawyers in Chicago
for his work on behalf of victims of abuse and neglect. John achieved a $3 million Illinois record nursing home pressure sore settlement for a client. In 2011 he recovered a $1 million settlement in a nursing home fall case.
John also has experience in all types of injury and accident cases. He achieved a $10 million settlement for a 5-year-old boy who lost his leg when he was run over by a fire truck. In 2010, John obtained a $6.5 million settlement for the family of a 32-year-old woman who was killed in a trucking accident. This settlement was a record-high settlement for a Kane County wrongful death claim. Additionally, John negotiated a $6 million settlement for two families who lost six children in an apartment fire, and in 2014, he reached a record Illinois Jones Act settlement of $7.5 million for a boat worker who was injured in a boat explosion.
John is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Society of Trial Lawyers and the Justinian Society of Lawyers, and has been a strong voice against tort reform. He is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers, an organization composed of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state, and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
John is proud to have been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 and 2014 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. He has received an “AV” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell American Law Directory, indicating preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards. He has also been named one of Illinois’ top litigators by Leading Lawyers Network.
In 2013 and 2014, John was included in Chicago Magazine's Illinois: The Top 100 list, a listing of lawyers who topped the Illinois Super Lawyers nomination, research and review process. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2005.
John was born and raised in Chicago and resides in suburban Chicago with his wife, Toni, and daughters Morgan and Paige.
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.