The following cases represent some high-profile cases the firm is presently prosecuting
Plaintiff, a 72-year-old female, was involved in a four-car crash on a highway after a vehicle that had been traveling in the opposite direction was rear-ended at a high speed while stopped waiting to turn left and thrust into plaintiff’s lane of traffic. The plaintiff could not avoid the displaced vehicle and struck it. Due to the severity of her injuries, the plaintiff was airlifted to a nearby hospital. She suffered a brain bleed, internal abdominal bleeding, a fractured spine, two punctured lungs, fractured ribs, and a broken ankle. This collision was reported on local news channels.
Plaintiff, a 59-year-old male, attended a routine physical with his physician where bloodwork was performed that showed an elevated PSA level which is an early indication for prostate cancer. His primary care physician failed to notify him of this. Plaintiff returned to that same physician for another annual physical examination and had bloodwork done which showed an even higher PSA level. Again, the physician failed to notify him. Nearly 5 years since the first abnormal PSA test result, the plaintiff learned that his PSA levels have skyrocketed and he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, which could have been treated sooner had the physician promptly informed the plaintiff of his elevated PSA levels.
Plaintiff, a 52-year-old male, was misdiagnosed with a lymph node in his neck, that was actually a fatty mass. Defendants failed to properly evaluate the mass and performed an unnecessary surgery. They then negligently performed the surgery, removing the fatty mass and nerve bundles, causing plaintiff a permanent and severe shoulder and arm nerve injury.
Plaintiff, a 34-year-old asymptomatic female, with elevated liver enzyme levels, was advised that she needed a liver biopsy due to an allegedly abnormal ultrasound that was, in fact, normal. Defendants were aware that plaintiff was on various medications that could have been the cause of her elevated liver enzymes but did not tell her that she could merely stop taking the medications to see if her liver enzyme levels returned to normal. Defendants then negligently performed an unnecessary liver biopsy that has caused plaintiff a severe chronic and permanent pain syndrome.
Plaintiff, a 64-year-old healthy male, injured his back while playing volleyball and went to an emergency room. The emergency room staff misread the CT Scan that was performed and failed to identify a herniated disc at the proper level. The staff then failed to conduct a timely MRI in order to evaluate his back condition. His condition deteriorated and surgery was not performed in a timely manner. As a result of the negligence of the physicians who treated and cared for him, he now is wheelchair dependent and partially paralyzed.
Plaintiff, a 35-year-old male truck driver, was walking around his semi-trailer at a loading dock when he was hit by a semi-trailer. Plaintiff died at the scene and is survived by three minor-aged children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.