The following cases represent some high-profile cases the firm is presently prosecuting.
Personal Injury- Pedestrian Injured by Motor Vehicle—August of 2017
Plaintiff, an Oak Park resident, a few weeks ago 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.
Personal Injury- Motorcyclists Injured by Drunk Driver—July of 2017
Plaintiffs were riding their motorcycles on the 4th of July when they were struck by an individual who was charged with felony crimes of driving under the influence of alcohol. Defendant pulled out of a parking lot and into oncoming traffic, failed to yield the right of way and caused a collision that threw plaintiffs from their motorcycles. Plaintiffs suffered extensive injuries, required multiple surgeries and remained hospitalized for weeks following the crash.
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, had been at Defendant’s apartment building for less than 24 hours when a gas explosion erupted and caused a devastating fire that was reported on various news media. The Gas Company had been called to fix a gas leak at the apartment building early that morning. Within a matter of a few hours later, the gas explosion occurred. The apartment building was not properly equipped with carbon monoxide detectors and/or smoke detectors. Plaintiff suffered serious burns to most 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.
Motor Vehicle Accident (Complaint filed January 2017)
Plaintiff, a middle-aged female, was rear-ended in a multi-car collision on Edens Expressway. As a result of this collision, the plaintiff suffered a comminuted and displaced ankle fracture that required hardware to be surgically implanted in her ankle.
Medical Malpractice (Complaint filed November 2016)
Plaintiff was inappropriately given a steroid injection by a physician’s assistant to treat an infected abscess on his face without performing an incision and drainage first. Less than a week later, Plaintiff was hospitalized with septic shock that lead to organ system failure, disability and severe injuries.
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.