$3,950,000 – recovered for quadriplegia injury suffered as a result of fall down incident. Our client was an anesthesiologist reporting for duty at a hospital. The hospital had placed a floor mat in elevator lobby. The mat was prone to buckles and folds and was not taped to the floor. Our client caught the heel of his shoe on a buckle in the mat and fell backwards and struck the back of his neck on a couch adjacent to the elevator.
$3,000,000—settlement versus neonatologists in medical malpractice case where pre-mature twins both died within three and a half weeks of birth.
$1,500,000—jury verdict for 75-year-old man burned on 35 percent of his body when using Naptha, a flammable cleaner with inadequate warnings.
$1,450,000—settlement for passenger in car that struck barricade that had not been removed at the end of road construction project.
$1,250,000—settlement for driver in auto collision who suffered aggravation of pre-existing spondylolisthesis requiring surgical fusion.
$1,200,000—settlement against hospital for failure to perform earlier C-section; child had cerebral palsy.
$1,200,000—settlement for steelworker who fell off wall at construction project and ended up with knee replacement
$1,000,000—settlement for brain injured child against obstetrician and hospital.
$900,000—wrongful death settlement against Illinois Toll Authority for improper plowing.
$862,000—arbitration award for severe ankle fracture with surgery at farm in Iowa.
$690,000—settlement for woman against podiatrist who performed surgery on her foot utilizing a surgical lamp that was missing appropriate filter. Our client suffered burn injuries due to her exposure to the dangerous lighting.
$600,000—settlement for woman with brain injury when knocked down by truck in low-speed collision.
$550,000— life insurance policy proceeds recovered on behalf of ex-wife of a decease man who had a life insurance policy providing in excess of $1,000,000.00 in benefits. The claim was disputed by life insurer and decedent’s father. Case was mediated in federal court.
$520,000—two-vehicle crash causing severe anoxic brain injury rendering client disabled.
$512,000—settlement for injured worker who underwent two back surgeries following the crash of an interior train car at a paint factory.
$500,000—arbitration award, on underinsured motorist claim, for bicyclist struck by car with two resultant back surgeries.
Confidential—settlement of case against rental truck company for fatal injuries caused by its rental pick up truck. We alleged and proved the rental company’s failure to get a written contract for the lease, its failure to get the vehicle returned on a timely basis and its failure to preserve the vehicle for inspection after the collision.
$475,000— for wrongful death of truck driver injured due to defective vehicle and failed safety procedure at loading dock. Fatal crush injury was captured on videtape.
$450,000- arising from severe burns to our client as a result of high rise apartment building fire; defendant property owner failed to maintain properly functioning smoke alarms and smoke detectors.
$410,000—settlement of construction site fall causing elbow injury requiring surgery.
$400,000.00 – disability insurance policy claim resolved at federal court mandated mediation. Our client was a physician who developed a medical condition that impaired her ability to properly and fully perform her professional occupation tasks. Insurer denied claim for 4 years until weeks before trial.
$400,000—settlement for young man who sustained complex patella fracture in auto collision and pulmonary embolism during surgery.
$400,000-bicyclist struck by car and sustained traumatic brain injury causing cognitive and speaking impairment including loss of memory and word finding difficulty
$390,000—settlement for child who suffered near drowning in hotel pool and suffered anoxic brain injury requiring special education due to disabilities.
$375,000—jury verdict for family of 19-year-old who hung himself in suburban Chicago jail.
$370,000 plus waiver of $300,000-workers compensation lien on product liability claim. Client injured when nuclear medicine shipping box handle broke. Evidence was that box handle regularly broke
$350,000—settlement for an Amtrak employee who was in an auto collision and then injured on job.
$300,000 (policy limits)—arbitration award for death in fire case involving inoperable smoke detectors.
$300,000—recovered from employee life insurance policy benefits obtained on behalf of children whose father was killed in a work-related incident.
$285,000—settlement for pedestrian struck in ankle by vehicle driving on sidewalk.
$280,000-for premises liability claim arising from assault in apartment building.
$268,000—medical malpractice verdict against orthopedic surgeon who performed three unnecessary hip surgeries on 40-year-old plaintiff.
$250,000-uninsured motorist claim arbitration award for woman who suffered severe wrist fracture requiring surgical repair.
$250,000—recovered for 20-year-old college student due to fall through rooftop skylight while at party. Client sustained multiple injuries including wrist fracture requiring surgery, hip fracture and facial scarring.
$248,000—verdict to man stabbed in neck at Chicago bar; spent seven days in hospital with no residual effects.
$240,000—civil rights settlement for family of woman not given her inhaler in lock-up.
$231,000-construction worker sustained severe elbow injury while working on Midway Airport project. 25-year-old steel worker was in manlift working under dangerous, slippery, windy, snowy conditions
$225,000—arbitration award to woman bit in hand by sister’s dog while at sister’s house for Christmas.
$215,000—truck driver injured when he stepped on cardboard box placed between back of truck bed and dock obscuring gap where driver fell.
$215,000—man who sustained lumbar disc herniation requiring surgery and internal knee injury when he fell while descending stairs of rental home.
$200,000—arbitration award, on uninsured motorist claim, for aggravation of pre-existing lumbar herniated disc for 50-year-old male in auto collision.
$195,000—decubitus ulcers that developed on 90-year-old female.
$180,000—decubitus ulcers that developed on 80-year-old male.
$175,000—auto collision claim for herniated lumbar discs.
$160,000.00 – for ankle fracture due to fall on snow and ice on apartment steps. Landlord provided in lease that he would repair steps and provide lighting which he failed to do.
$135,000-underinsured motorist claim arbitration award for Chicago firefighter, struck while on bicycle and sustained injured including rotator cuff tear requiring surgery.
$130,000 – for 75-year-old female client who suffered hip fracture when medical care driver failed to assist client to vehicle.
$115,000- our client suffered multiple bone fractures in her ankle due to broken pavement in city parking lot; defendant city repaired and repaved defective pavement shortly after the fall, thus making lot safe for pedestrians.
$100,000—life insurance policy proceeds for unmarried life partner in dispute with children of deceased.
$100,000—arbitration award for herniated cervical disc for 35-year-old wife and mother.
$37,500 – arbitration award for our client who suffered traumatic amputation of finger tip when moving truck lift closed on his finger ; recovery received from truck rental company; our case alleged failure of company to instruct users on safety rules for using lift gate.
$25,000 – burial life insurance policy claim arising from death of our client’s brother; life insurance company initially denied claim based on alleged application misrepresentation.
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