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Wrongful Death: Verdicts And Settlements

The following is a sampling of the often record results which our lawyers have achieved in wrongful death cases:

  • $6,700,000 settlement in the wrongful death of an ironworker due to construction negligence.
  • $5,200,000 settlement for a union pipe fitter killed when his scaffold collapsed.
  • $5,000,000 medical negligence verdict against a hospital for the death of a man who took his own life while admitted to the psychiatric ward based on the failure to properly monitor, protect and guard against his suicidal tendencies.
  • $4,700,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a construction worker injured when his scaffold tipped over.
  • $4,500,000 settlement -the full limits of insurance -for the wrongful death of an ironworker.
  • $4,000,000 verdict in Lake County, Illinois for the death of a two year old girl as a result of medical negligence for the failure to diagnose meningitis. The medical personnel responsible for the child’s care misinterpreted a bruise, which can be a tell tale sign of spinal meningitis, to be child abuse.
  • $3,500,000 settlement for the death of a construction worker who fell from a building during construction as a result of improper safeguards and inadequate fall protection.
  • $3,370,000 verdict and ultimate settlement for a man who bled to death because the City of Chicago failed to respond to an emergency 911 call and dispatch an ambulance.
  • $3,200,000 settlement for an ironworker killed when he fell 19 feet while moving H-frames without adequate lifting devices.
  • $3,200,000 verdict in a wrongful death action involving a railroad crossing in Will County, Illinois.
  • $3,066,000 verdict in a 911 wrongful death case against the City of Chicago.
  • $2,550,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a man killed in an automobile collision.
  • $2,000,000 settlement for the death of a worker asphyxiated by methane gas.
  • $1,950,000 settlement with a Health Maintenance Organization and physician for the death of a man due to the failure to timely diagnose colon cancer.
  • $1,750,000 verdict for the failure to repair a torn aorta caused by an automobile collision in a timely manner, resulting in the death of a woman.
  • $1,750,000 settlement for the death of a six-month old girl who died after a pharmacy improperly filled her prescription for heart medication.
  • $1,210,000 settlement on behalf of a construction worker who was killed as a result of defective construction equipment, a manlift.

Contact our Illinois wrongful death lawyers who have successfully handled hundreds of wrongful death cases and are experienced in helping families cope with such an unexpected tragedy.

“I just want to let you know between Jennifer and Lisa, you two are awesome attorneys and I will recommend you both till the end! I love your service and positivity throughout the process! Thank you both for all you have done! I honestly felt so comfortable with your service from the start! I can’t thank you both enough! Honestly!”

Joseph H.

“I would just like to say to everyone at the firm, this is about Jeff Alter, I know that you all there have large and much more profitable cases than mine, the people that Jeff and his secretary had to deal with are simply scandals and that is being polite, but Jeff and his wonderful secretary fought for me and my family, I was off work over this for over a year. Medical bills . . . just a lot of uncertainty, fear and just being taken great advantage of, my settlement is only a few dollars, less than $4,000, this is in no way due to lack of working hard and vigorously for me [sic].”

Eddie F.

“They did a great job with helping me with my workman's comp case. I would recommend this law firm to anyone that’s in need of a lawyer.”

Jeremy M.