Case Lists

Settlement in the amount of $4,850,000.00 
Male (57) was killed while riding a motorcycle when pickup truck turned left in front of him.
*Record high verdict for settlement or verdict of wrongful death case in DeKalb County*

Confidential Settlement in the amount of $2,800,000.00
+ reduction in medical reimbursement liens of $268,000.00
 
Male (21) motor vehicle accident, sustained numerous injuries consisting of bilateral leg fractures requiring surgery with plate fixation, orbital fracture requiring surgery and left forearm fractures requiring surgery with plate fixation.

Settlement in the amount of $2,400,000.00 
Infant with tracheotomy was caused to occlude while in a swing due to hospital’s failure to monitor resulting in infant’s death.

Settlement in the amount of $1,800,000.00  
Male (30) pedestrian who was standing on the street taking photos was killed when struck by the rear wheel of a truck trailer which was making a right turn.

Settlement in the amount of $1,750,000.00 
Male (48) died when his doctor failed to diagnose and treat empyema, left surviving wife and adult son.

Settlement in the amount of $1,540,000.00
+ a full waiver of Workers’ Compensation Lien of $800,000.00
 
Male (32) construction worker fell off scaffold while dismantling it, sustained multiple injuries consisting of skull fracture, bilateral elbow fractures, and right knee fractures, all of which requiring open reduction and fixation surgeries.

Settlement in the amount of $1,500,000.00 
Male (52) years of age sustained an “open book” pelvic fracture when driver of vehicle lost control and struck group of individuals attending an auto auction.

Settlement in the amount of 1,300,000.00 
Male (39) suffered aggravation of a previous back injury requiring a revision discectomy and fusion when his locomotive derailed while on the job.

Settlement in the amount of $1,250,000.00 
Male riding bicycle down LaGrange Road in Orland Park was killed when struck by defendant teenagers driving on the median.

Settlement in the amount of $1,225,000.00 reduced by 25% comparatively to $918,750.00 
Male (42), construction accident died after falling 50 feet from a fourth floor landing area. Defendants provided improper equipment and inadequate instructions for the job.

Settlement in the amount of $1,200,000.00 
Male IDOT worker spraying weed killer from back of IDOT vehicle was rear-ended sustaining a torn rotator cuff and meniscal tear.

Settlement in the amount of $1,200,000.00 
Female (34) admitted to hospital relating to suicidal ideation and plan, committed suicide while an in-patient due to improper monitoring.

Settlement in the amount of $1,200,000.00 
Female (50) sustained bilateral compound fractures/dislocations of her elbows(open reduction and internal fixation), hand and knee bruising from fall due to defendant’s improper repair of hole in vaulted sidewalk.

Settlement in the amount of $900,000.00 
Male (44) maintenance worker at spring factory was adjusting an electronic proximity switch on a taper spring rolling machine manufactured by the defendant when robotic arm which was heated to 1800 degrees started up and pinned him against a conveyor for 5 to 6 minutes. Plaintiff sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns.

Settlement in the amount of $900,000.00 
Male (54) janitor stepped backwards into a tire rut while picking up debris, sustained an aggravation to a prior surgical herniated disc and required two additional surgeries.

Settlement in the amount of $800,000.00 
Male (38) motorcycle rider was struck and killed by a pick-up truck making a left turn in front of him.

Settlement in the amount of $750,000.00 
Plaintiff was struck by a vehicle backing into a parking space. Plaintiff sustained multiple leg fractures, requiring surgery and rod insertion.

Settlement in the amount of $680,000.00 
Female (45) fell while exiting an elevator which failed to properly level at desired floor. Plaintiff sustained injury to the lateral meniscus of the knee requiring surgery.

Settlement in the amount of $650,000.00 
Male stopped at light when struck head on by defendant vehicle proceeding through intersection; sustained a herniated lumbar disc requiring several surgeries.

Settlement in the amount of $600,000.00 
Male (35) stumbled on debris left on construction site during an electrical blackout and injured left knee requiring arthroscopic surgery and an ostectomony.

Settlement in the amount of $565,000.00 
A construction accident in which Plaintiff was injured while driving a scissors lift over an elevated pedestal tile system which collapsed. Plaintiff sustained cervical herniation, requiring surgery.

Settlement in the amount of $550,000.00 (with waiver of worker’s compensation lien) 
Adult male construction worker fell due to missing rung in manhole sustaining a cervical herniation requiring surgery.

Settlement in the amount of $510,000.00 
Male (54) pipefitter was working in a chemical plant when he slipped on an oily surface while stepping onto a elevated concrete area.

Settlement in the amount of $500,000.00 
Male shopping in retail store, while he was walking down aisle, boxes of merchandise fell on him causing injury to his cervical back.

Settlement in the amount of $500,000.00 
Deceased plaintiffs were killed in an apartment fire. Plaintiffs alleged defendants failed to supply automatic door closures which would have prevented the fire from spreading and given the decedents approximately 1 hour to escape the building. Plaintiff also alleged defendant failed to supply working smoke detectors and failed to ensure that smoke detectors were working properly.

Settlement in the amount of $500,000.00 
Adult female jumped out of window during an apartment fire due to lack of warning, sustaining herniated lumbar disc requiring surgery.

Settlement in the amount of $500,000.00 
Female (64) undergoing physical therapy fell from a stationary bike which she was on while under the direct supervision of a physical therapist, causing her to re-fracture her knee.

Settlement in the amount of $500,000.00 
Male (48) broadsided while driving his car, sustained herniated cervical disc requiring a fusion at C4-C5 level.

Settlement in the amount of $500,000.00 
Male and female on motorcycle which was struck by defendant sustained leg fractures requiring several surgeries.

Settlement in the amount of $490,000.00 
Male (41) cable installer, fell backwards into hole while unrolling cable in a build out site, sustaining a lumbar herniation requiring a fusion surgery.

Settlement in the amount of $470,000.00 
Plaintiff was injured while coming down from scaffold and stepping on sandbags which were underneath a tarp at the base of the scaffold. The plaintiff sustained a knee injury requiring a knee replacement surgery.

Settlement in the amount of $462,500.00 
Male (13) years old suffered vertebra fractures, bilateral wrist fractures, right humerus shaft & head fractures, contusions and abrasions when he was struck by defendant’s vehicle while walking on side of roadway.

Settlement in the amount of $361,500.00 
A double-sided library cart tipped over onto female (19) college student’s left leg. Plaintiff suffered foot trauma and left tibial plateau fracture requiring open reduction with internal fixation.

Settlement in the amount of $350,000.00 
Defendant truck rear-ended co-defendant pushing co-defendant’s vehicle into oncoming traffic, striking plaintiff, male (72) years old. Plaintiff sustained a cervical fracture and developed spinal cord syndrome.

Settlement in the amount of $305,000.00 
Defendant accidently fired an air pellet gun in his back yard which struck plaintiff, male (17) years old in the eye, resulting in loss of Plaintiff’s right eye.

Settlement in the amount of $301,000.00 
Minor male was struck by defective fireworks causing loss of left eye and orbital socket.

Settlement in the amount of $300,000.00 
Male (65) rear-end motor vehicle accident, sustained concussion and cervical injury causing severe headaches and dizziness.

Settlement in the amount of $300,000.00 
Male in his early 60’s was struck by a vehicle while driving a scooter. Plaintiff sustained knee and leg fractures, requiring surgery.

Settlement in the amount of $300,000.00 
Plaintiff, male (22) suffered burns to 75% of his body (3rd degree to legs, hands, stomach and neck; 2nd degree to his feet; 1st degree to other parts of his body), allegedly because the home he rented had an open flame heater installed less than 18 inches off the garage floor in violation of BOCA and ANSI standards.

Settlement in the amount of $277,500.00 
Female (43) years old, clerical worker fell in the Midway Airport parking garage due to an un-level metal expansion plate. Plaintiff fractured her right elbow and wrist.

Settlement in the amount of $275,000.00 
Adult male developed infection due to retained surgical sponge during abdominal surgery requiring him to undergo a second surgery.

Settlement in the amount of $275,000.00 
Male (16) suffered two gunshot wounds into right shoulder area. Shot by police while being chased during a large gathering of teenagers in a city park.

Settlement in the amount of $250,000.00 
Male (13) years old struck and killed while crossing street on dark highway.

Settlement in the amount of $250,000.00 plus lien waiver 
Male operating freight elevator experienced three incidents in which the elevator suddenly stopped causing severe pain. Male re-injured a lumbar disk requiring multiple epidural injections and suffers from continued back pain and numbness.

Settlement in the amount of $229,000.00 plus partial lien waiver 
Male (49) passenger in a PACE bus was struck by automobile, sustained left side torn rotator cuff which was surgically repaired.

Settlement in the amount of $200,000.00 
Adult male was rear-ended sustaining a herniated lumbar disc (non-surgical).

Settlement in the amount of $200,000.00 
Female rear-ended while stopped sustaining a concussion, lumbar and cervical strain.

Settlement in the amount of $235,000.00 
Female tripped and fell over a folded up carpet left outside near a parking spot sustaining fractured ribs, shoulder and a torn rotator cuff requiring surgical procedures.

Settlement in the amount of $185,000.00 
Adult female sustained facial lacerations when bit by family dog at a family gathering.

Settlement in the amount of $175,000.00 
Female entering a fast food establishment tripped and fell in parking lot on unmarked handicap ramp sustaining a fractured ankle and meniscal tear.

Settlement in the amount of $175,000.00 
Female nursing home resident sustained a fractured hip when nursing home employee failed to properly use a mechanical lift to transfer the resident.

Settlement in the amount of $140,000.00 
Female tripped on the base of a clothing rack face which protruded into aisle. Plaintiff sustained an ankle fracture, requiring multiple surgeries.

Settlement in the amount of $150,000.00 
Male airline employee struck by maintenance driver on tarmac sustaining head lacerations, concussion, and knee injury.

Settlement in the amount of $140,000.00 
Female in her late 20’s was knocked down by homeowner's dog when front door opened after Plaintiff had knocked. Plaintiff sustained bite wounds to forearm, requiring surgery.

Settlement in the amount of $140,000.00 
Plaintiff was helping homeowner repair a roof when unattached ladder on which the Plaintiff was working fell. Plaintiff sustained injuries resulting in a pelvic ring fracture and surgery.

Settlement in the amount of $140,000.00 
Husband and wife were the driver and passenger in a vehicle that was hit by a drunk driver. The drunk driver crossed the double yellow line, striking plaintiff's vehicle head on. Plaintiff sustained multiple contusions, lacerations, and soft tissue injuries.

Settlement in the amount of $120,000.000 
Female sustained broken wrist after fall over bunched up rug at store entrance.


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