The following cases represent some high-profile cases the firm is presently prosecuting.
Personal Injury- Pedestrian Injured by Falling Scaffolding on Michigan Avenue—May 8, 2018
Plaintiff was crossing Michigan Ave. when cables attached to a window washer’s scaffold at 150 N. Michigan Ave, snapped, resulting in hundreds of pounds of equipment crashing down onto the sidewalk and street causing Michigan Ave to be shut down. Plaintiff was hit by the falling debris and transported via ambulance to Northwestern Hospital. This accident was reported on all the major news networks and in the locale newspapers.
Premises Liability (Complaint filed April, 2018)
Plaintiff, an invitee and guest at Defendant’s Christmas party and house, fell on the back stairway that led to the back yard and garage. The stairway had no handrail or carpet or any form of tread and was inadequately lit. Plaintiff suffered a displaced fracture of the left humerus which has required surgical repair.
Motor Vehicle Accident—(Uninsured Motorist Claim filed-January, 2018)
Plaintiff, a young woman, was driving through an intersection when a truck, driving at excessive speeds, t-boned her vehicle. As a result, emergency services had to cut off the roof of her vehicle in order to extricate her. She was then airlifted to Condell Hospital where she had emergency surgery.
Medical Malpractice (Complaint filed October, 2017)
While performing unnecessary foot surgery on the plaintiff after a sports injury, Defendant podiatrist negligently severed the nerve causing permanent injuries including excruciating ongoing and disabling pain to the Plaintiff.
Personal Injury- Pedestrian Injured by Motor Vehicle—August of 2017
Plaintiff, an Oak Park resident, was crossing an Oak Park intersection when struck by a truck that failed to keep a proper lookout. Plaintiff suffered a significant head injury, shattered wrist and required reconstructive knee surgery.
Premises Liability –Parking Garage Pedestrian Collision– June of 2017
Plaintiffs, husband and wife, while walking to their car from leaving the hospital, entered the parking garage attached to a hospital, and were struck by an elderly disoriented driver with impaired vision who was trying to proceed up the ramp. The parking garage had no designated pedestrian walkways and failed to provide adequate signage. Plaintiff suffered a significant leg and ankle displaced fracture that required prosthetic implantation.
Premises Liability – Apartment Building Explosion (Complaint filed May, 2017)
Plaintiff, a young man and father, had moved into an apartment building for less than 24 hours when a gas explosion erupted and caused a devastating fire that was reported on various news media outlets. Defendant Gas Company had been called to fix a gas leak at the apartment building hours before the explosion due to the smell of gas but failed to inspect and identify the gas leak properly. Plaintiff sustained 2nd-4th degree burns over 27% of his body.
Premises Liability (Complaint filed February 2017)
Plaintiff was a tenant of Defendant’s apartment building. Plaintiff fell on the only stairway that lead in and out of the building. The stairway had no handrail or carpet and was poorly lit. Plaintiff suffered a fractured ankle.
Medical Malpractice (Complaint filed June 2016)
After an ultrasound at 37 weeks of pregnancy, Defendants diagnosed Plaintiff with polyhydramnios and determined that they were going to induce her at 39 weeks. However, at Plaintiff’s next visit at 38 weeks and 3 days, Defendants told her they do not like to induce over the weekend and delayed inducing labor until the following Sunday. When Plaintiff arrived at the hospital on Sunday to be induced, Defendants could not find the baby’s heartbeat. The baby was delivered stillborn 2 days later.
Medical Malpractice (Complaint filed May 2016)
Defendants performed unnecessary spinal surgery than the pathology and preoperative evaluation of the Plaintiff required. During the performance of the unnecessary operation, Defendants tore Plaintiff’s dura. The dural tear and spinal instability resulted in numerous revision procedures as well as a spinal fluid leak, which has debilitated and disfigured Plaintiff.
Medical Malpractice (Complaint filed March 2016)
Defendants found a lump during plaintiff’s annual checkup and ordered a screening but not a diagnostic mammogram. Defendants assured plaintiff, a 71 year-old female, she had nothing to worry about. The lump was cancerous and by time it was properly diagnosed at plaintiff’s next annual examination, she required a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and suffered permanent injury.
Medical Malpractice (Complaint filed October 2015)
While performing a hernia repair surgery on the Plaintiff, Defendant Hospital and its physicians drained a cystic lesion, instead of removing it intact, without testing the tissue first. In the process, defendants punctured Plaintiff’s lymphatic vein and caused a leak that has required multiple repair surgeries and has left the Plaintiff disfigured, disabled, potentially infertile, and in constant pain.
Medical Malpractice (Complaint filed April 2015)
Defendant hospital and physicians failed to properly interpret ultrasound results and thoroughly analyze the patient’s history to determine that the plaintiff’s in utero child likely had macrosomia, requiring the presence of a shoulder dystocia expert during delivery of the child or requiring the performance of a C-section. Defendants also failed to have a shoulder dystocia expert present during delivery and failed to appreciate that the length of plaintiff’s labor put the unborn child at risk for shoulder dystocia. As a result of these failures, defendants pulled the child’s head during delivery, causing the baby to sustain an irreversible, permanent Erb’s Palsy injury.