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$45.3 Million

Medical Negligence
Jury Verdict on behalf of an Army Veteran who suffered a permeant brain injury from an improper intubation at a Chicago Area Hospital.

$6.4 Million

Trucking Accident
A Tollway worker died upon impact when a semi-tractor trailer veered off the side of the road striking and killing him instantly. At the time of the occurrence, the decedent was clearing debris off the shoulder of the Tollway when he was struck and killed.

$3.85 Million

Medical Malpractice
A pre-trial settlement against a Chicago Area Hospital for an individual who was left with neurological problems following an undiagnosed and untreated spinal abscess.

$1.6 Million

Premises Liability
Confidential premises liability settlement for the death of an eighty-three-year-old.

$2.43 Million

Medical Malpractice
A Confidential settlement against a Chicago Area Hospital for the death of a mother following an undiagnosed and untreated abdominal hernia.

$1.5 Million

Auto Accident
Settlement for injuries to a 60-year-old pedestrian who was stuck by a limousine while she was walking in the crosswalk.

$1 Million

Nursing Home Abuse
A 68-year-old went to a skilled nursing facility after undergoing knee replacement. While in skilled rehab, Plaintiff suffered a laceration near her surgical site, which became infected requiring numerous unnecessary and debilitating surgeries.

$900,000

Biking Accident
A 15-year-old was struck by a motorist while he rode his bicycle on a residential street of Chicago. The 15-year-old sustained a concussion and skin abrasions.

$800,000

Premises Liability
Confidential premises liability settlement for a sixty-four-year-old who suffered a broken clavicle and humerus.

$687,500

Premises Liability
Confidential premises liability settlement following an injury at a local pool.

$500,000

Auto Accident
Rear-end impact collision which aggravated Plaintiff’s pre-existing cervical disc degeneration, leading to worsening stenosis and spondylosis in her spine.

$250,000

Auto Accident
Settlement for a 66-year-old who suffered muscle spasms and a compression fracture following a rear-end collision.

$150,000

Watercraft Injury
Pre-trial settlement for a 26-year-old, who sustained spinal injuries following a jet-ski collision.

$6 Million

Near drowning in the presence of thirty adults
A four year old boy was attending a backyard swimming pool party at the home of his mother’s employer. The child suffered a near drowning in the presence of thirty adults.

$3.4 Million

$3,400,000 – spinal cord decompression surgery
Plaintiff was admitted to a rehabilitation facility following spinal cord decompression surgery. The patient was receiving post-operative antibiotics, including Gentamicin. Defendants failed to properly monitor Plaintiff's Gentamicin levels causing him to develop severe ototoxicicity.

$6 Million

Work accident resulting in amputation
Plaintiff was assisting a co-worker in unloading angle iron steel from a barge. When Plaintiff attempted to climb down from the stack of steel he was standing on, the dunnage (wood) supporting the steel cracked, causing a 5000 pound bundle of steel to fall on Plaintiff's legs. The cause of the accident was Defendant’s improper stacking of the steel bundles creating a hazardous and dangerous condition. Plaintiff’s injuries led to an above-the-knee amputation of left leg.

$51.8 Million

Albert C. Garner v. Carter Excavating & Grading
A thirty-two year old high school teacher was rendered quadriplegic when the bed of a tractor-trailer dump truck disengaged from the truck and landed on Plaintiff’s van. The verdict is the highest Illinois compensatory verdict for personal injury (non-death).

$12.5 Million

Jaclyn Ohara v. Nursefinders
Estate of Jaclyn O'Hara, deceased minor v Nursefinders Inc.
A home care nurse left a 12-year-old quadriplegic child with cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia, incontinence, cortical blindness and scoliosis unattended in a tub of water at her south suburban home, causing her to drown. The verdict is an Illinois high for death of a child and is also a record high for death of a severely disabled individual.

$5.2 Million

Estate of Bozena Bajaj v. Kenneth Moore, M.D.
Danuta Eriksen, Special Administrator of the Estate of Bozena Bajaj v. Kenneth Moore, M.D. Plaintiff sought neurological treatment from Defendant doctor for headache. Defendant misdiagnosed Plaintiff's condition as migraine headache. After three years of treatment, Plaintiff entered hospital with severe headache, and six hours later Plaintiff died of brain herniation. Subsequent CT scan showed hydrocephalus.

$5.2 Million

Estate of Carol A. Bullaro v. Daniel A. Pacella, M.D.
Thomas Bullaro, Individually and as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Carol Ann Bullaro, Deceased v. Daniel Pacella, D.O., and Daniel Pacella, D.O., P. C., an Illinois Corporation Plaintiff was diagnosed with diverticulitis and underwent surgery. During the procedure, Defendant doctor failed to perform a Hartmann's colostomy after identifying an abscess in the colon, rectum and vagina leading to septic shock and the death of a fifty year old wife and mother of one.

$4.1 Million

Roger Stillwell v. Dr. Theodore A. Fox, and Lakeview Orthopedics
Thomas Bullaro, Individually and as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Carol Ann Bullaro, Deceased v. Daniel Pacella, D.O., and Daniel Pacella, D.O., P. C., an Illinois Corporation Plaintiff was diagnosed with diverticulitis and underwent surgery. During the procedure, Defendant doctor failed to perform a Hartmann's colostomy after identifying an abscess in the colon, rectum and vagina leading to septic shock and the death of a fifty year old wife and mother of one.

$4 Million

Plaintiff v. Soo Line Railroad, Inc
A thirty-eight year old car-man for Soo Line was injured when his loading machine was rear-ended by a co-worker. Plaintiff developed an asymptomatic hydromyelia in his spinal cord. This was the largest verdict for this injury in Cook County.

$4 Million

Estate of Kathleen Duffy v. Little Company of Mary Hospital & Healthcare Centers
Death of a forty-five year old wife and mother of two. A Type 1 diabetic was brought by paramedics to the emergency room with an extremely elevated glucose level. Plaintiff contended the emergency room nurses failed to properly triage the patient as "urgent" and failed to properly monitor her physical condition with advance warning alarms. As a result, Plaintiff suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest in the emergency room due to undiagnosed and untreated diabetic ketoacidosis.

$3.8 Million

Brent v. All Truck Transportation
Plaintiff was working on a sound barrier wall on I-294 when a salt truck lost a wheel and struck him. As a result, he suffered multiple leg and pelvic fractures.

$3.5 Million

Estate of Genesis Bryant, deceased, v. Willie Carter
A twenty-two year old single female was killed when the “bed” of a tractor-trailer dump truck hit an overpass, was ripped from the trailer, and landed on top of a van in which she was a passenger. She sustained numerous injuries including a C1-C2 separation and subarachnoid hemorrhage, which combined to take her life 9 hours post-crash.

$2.1 Million

Estate of Mary Poltroch v. Chicago & Northwestern Railroad
A married mother of one was struck and killed by a commuter train while attempting to cross the tracks. Plaintiff was a pedestrian at the time, and the defense contended that the train was clearly visible. Appellate Opinion created new law regarding post-accident changes and expert testimony in presence of eye witnesses. Record verdict at that time for loss of a wife and mother.

$6 Million

Elevator door collapsed
Plaintiff was killed when he stepped back into an elevator hoistway door. The elevator door collapsed and he fell seven stories into the elevator shaft.

$5.6 Million

Plaintiff crushed during construction of the off track betting parlor
Plaintiff, a bricklayer, was killed when an inadequately braced wall collapsed, crushing decedent during construction of the off track betting parlor.

$5.6 Million

Plaintiff crushed during construction of the off track betting parlor
Plaintiff, a bricklayer, was killed when an inadequately braced wall collapsed, crushing decedent during construction of the off track betting parlor.

$4.5 Million

bleeding was not recognized or diagnosed and therefore not treated
Plaintiff experienced a recurrence of a malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor which had previously been diagnosed. Plaintiff went to Defendant for a liver biopsy and resection. Plaintiff suffered post-operative bleeding which was not recognized or diagnosed and therefore not treated, resulting in his death (survived by wife, two adult children and one minor child).

$3 Million

undiagnosed and untreated spinal abscess for several days
Pretrial settlement of a pending case for a paraplegic whose spinal abscess went undiagnosed and untreated for several days.

$2.6 Million

Plaintiff sustained ruptured spleen, fractured
Plaintiff sustained ruptured spleen, fractured ribs and clavicle. Plaintiff’s 8 month old son suffered traumatic brain injury with severe developmental regression, gross and fine motor impairments, hypertonia, multiple skull and rib fractures from multiple-vehicle accident.

$2.5 Million

Case involved an automobile accident with a truck
This case involved an automobile accident with a truck and was a record breaking settlement in Grundy County, Illinois
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