The following cases represent some high-profile cases the firm is presently prosecuting.
Medical Malpractice- Death Case (Complaint Filed January of 2021)
Plaintiff, a Cook County employee, went to a suburban emergency room on the recommendation of her primary care physician. Upon arrival, she reported a 24-hour history of severe abdominal pain and was admitted with a diagnosis of pancreatitis. After continued abdominal pain and abnormal laboratory values, plaintiff had an abdominal CT scan which showed multiple pseudo-aneurysms. During the next five-day period, no angiogram was performed until plaintiff suffered a hypotensive event five days later and died that day from multiple pseudo-aneurysms that resulted in hemorrhagic shock.
Medical Malpractice- Double Death Case (Complaint Filed July of 2020)
A young employed mother of two minor children who was 35 weeks pregnant went to a local Chicago hospital with complaints of back pain. Emergency room physicians diagnosed her with a urinary tract infection, had a culture done on her urine and gave her a general antibiotic to treat the infection. She had two follow-up emergency room visits in the following eight days where physicians did not review her test results and continued to treat her with a generic antibiotic that was not the proper antibiotic to treat the type of bacterial infection that she had. Ten days after her initial emergency room visit, she suffered cardiac arrest due to kidney failure and she and her unborn child, died. The urinary tract infection was determined to be her cause of death.
Medical Malpractice – (Complaint filed May of 2020)
The plaintiff was misdiagnosed with a sprained ankle after a motor vehicle collision and ordered to have physical therapy for a year by a nurse practitioner. She was not seen by an orthopedic surgeon until months later. After receiving physical therapy for over a year, she discovered her ankle had been fractured as a result of the motor vehicle collision and, as a result of the misdiagnosis, now required major and multiple surgeries. The misdiagnosis caused permanent and significant ankle damage.
Nursing Home Act Case – Fall by Elderly Woman in Nursing Home (Complaint Filed 2020)
In 2019, plaintiff, an elderly female, with neurological deficits and a history of falling, was under the supervision of a Chicago based nursing home when she was left unattended in her room in her wheelchair and fell onto the ground when she tried to get in bed. She suffered a fractured hip. The nursing home staff had previously been instructed to put her in bed, but never did: she remained on the ground for a prolonged period of time.
Motor Vehicle Accident – Uninsured Motorist Case (2020)
Our law firm has been retained by a Chicago police officer, who was involved in a motor vehicle collision caused by a wanted felon who was fleeing a traffic stop. The felon was driving a rented vehicle and after speeding away from police, the felon reversed at a high speed into an unmarked police vehicle in which our client was a passenger. As a result of the collision, our client suffered serious injuries. The felon faces multiple misdemeanor and additional felony charges.
This collision appeared in numerous news article (see the below as an example).
Medical Malpractice–(Complaint filed 2020)
Plaintiff, a middle aged farmer, cut his leg while working on his farm. He was transported to a local hospital and was discharged without being prescribed any antibiotics despite having a fever. His wound was infected at the time of discharge and the infection spread and developed into sepsis resulting in loss of aspects of his leg and knee. He required multiple surgeries thereafter and suffers from permanent damages to his leg.
Personal Injury (Complaint filed 2019)
Over Fourth of July weekend, plaintiff, a married female, suffered a devastating injury caused by a tent that was not properly secured on a beach and flew up and hit her in the face. Plaintiff suffered significant facial and eye injuries.
High School Liability for Student Injured (2019)
In September of 2019, plaintiff, a high school student, suffered from a significantly fractured ankle that required surgery during gym class. The students were allowed to create an obstacle course using dangerous gymnastics equipment that was being used for the wrong purpose. A different student had been injured the week before.
Motor Vehicle Accident (2019)
Plaintiff, an NFL executive, was sitting at a traffic light when he was suddenly rear ended by a minivan. Plaintiff suffered serious injury to his lower back and right leg.
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 local newspapers.