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Author Archives: Anesi Ozmon

Anesi Ozmon Associate Lisa M. Ciharan Obtains Half-Million Dollar Verdict for Injured Caregiver

Anesi Ozmon Associate Lisa M. Ciharan obtained a half-million dollar verdict in a premises liability case on behalf of a 68-year-old woman injured in a fall during a family luncheon at a Chicago restaurant, Hash House A Go Go. The Plaintiff was descending the stairs to the basement dining area when she encountered a steep, 10.25” stair riser which violated City code. The dangerous and unsafe condition caused her to fall. It was further alleged that the Defendant failed to take any action to remedy or warn the Plaintiff about the dangerous condition. The Plaintiff is the primary caregiver for her husband who recently suffered a stroke. She is also a full-time intake case manager for an organization that provides rehabilitation, recovery skills training, social skills, and recreation for adults with mental illness.

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Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd. Senior Partner Douglas Colby Featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine

We are extremely proud that Doug Colby is profiled by Leading Lawyers Magazine this month. The article is entitled Determined to Succeed for Injured Workers” and highlights Doug’s career as one of the premiere Workers’ Compensation attorneys in Illinois. The profile also provides a glimpse into Doug’s personal life and how he has dealt with both triumph and tragedy. I trust you will learn aspects of Doug’s life about which many of us were unfamiliar. Above all, it is very gratifying that the man we all admire has been recognized by this esteemed organization. Please click here to read the complete personal profile.

Anesi Ozmon Partners, Steven A. Berman & Brian D. Teven Obtained $2.1 Million Settlement for Injured Ironworker

  ANESI, OZMON partners, Steven A. Berman and Brian D. Teven recently obtained a successful settlement of over $2.1 million in total compensation for a 50-year-old ironworker out of Local 393.  The worker was injured during the construction of a building in Naperville when he fell approximately 14 feet after slipping and losing his balance while walking on open steel beams, landing on the concrete floor below.  He sustained fractures to both wrists as well as a ruptured spleen requiring emergency surgery and ultimately preventing him from continuing working in the ironworking trade.  The contractors who were the defendants in the case argued that they were not responsible for the injuries because no fall protection was required and the work complied with all OSHA regulations.  However, the attorneys from ANESI, OZMON were able to establish that a lift should have been provided which would have prevented the fall.
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