$1,950,000 medical malpractice settlement for the wife and three children

$1,950,000 medical malpractice settlement for the wife and three children of a cancer patient who died due to the failure to diagnose and treat the condition.

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$1,500,000 settlement for the family of a Polish immigrant

$1,500,000 settlement for the family of a Polish immigrant who died after a neighborhood clinic failed to provide the proper care when he complained of chest pains.

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$1,750,000 settlement for the death of a six-month-old girl

$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.

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$1,750,000 verdict for the failure to repair a torn aorta

$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.

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Anesi Ozmon settled a case on behalf of a truck driver during the middle of a jury trial

Anesi Ozmon settled a case on behalf of a truck driver during the middle of a jury trial. The Defendant made a “final offer” of $25,000 the day before the trial. After three days of trial, the offer was raised to $700,000 and the matter was resolved.

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$5,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving a patient’s suicide at a hospital.

$5,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving a patient’s suicide at a hospital.

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$3,000,000 settlement for the traumatic birth of a baby

$3,000,000 settlement for the traumatic birth of a baby due to the failure to perform a Caesarian-section delivery in a timely manner.

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$4,500,000 settlement for a brain damaged baby resulting from misdiagnosed spinal meningitis.

$4,500,000 settlement for a brain damaged baby resulting from misdiagnosed spinal meningitis.

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$4,000,000 verdict in a medical malpractice action in Lake County.

$4,000,000 verdict in a medical malpractice action in Lake County.

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$3,100,000 settlement for a little girl suffering brain damage following complications from cardiac surgery.

$3,100,000 settlement for a little girl suffering brain damage following complications from cardiac surgery.

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$3,100,000 settlement for a little girl suffering brain damage following complications from cardiac surgery.

$3,100,000 settlement for a little girl suffering brain damage following complications from cardiac surgery.

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$798,000 verdict in a case that involved a space heater that had short-circuited and shocked the plaintiff.

$798,000 verdict in a case that involved a space heater that had short-circuited and shocked the plaintiff.

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$450,000 verdict for a millwright who fractured his wrist when a torque wrench broke.

$450,000 verdict for a millwright who fractured his wrist when a torque wrench broke.

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$250,000 settlement in addition to waiver of Workers’ Compensation Lien

$250,000 settlement in addition to waiver of Workers’ Compensation Lien for patient care technician injured when overhead medical equipment fell from hospital ceiling above her and she was forced to grab the equipment and hold it to prevent it from striking a patient and her co-worker.

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$4,500,000 settlement in a medical malpractice action on behalf of a 63-year-old man

$4,500,000 settlement in a medical malpractice action on behalf of a 63-year-old man who suffered a severe and permanent kidney injury due to his doctor’s failure to properly monitor and respond to increasing warning signs of kidney damage.

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$18,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving the traumatic birth of a baby boy who was deprived of oxygen during labo

$18,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving the traumatic birth of a baby boy who was deprived of oxygen during labor and delivery which resulted in the baby being born with Cerebral Palsy of the spastic quadriplegic type.

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$6,000,000 settlement for the negligent management of a baby’s breathing tube that resulted in severe brain injury.

$6,000,000 settlement for the negligent management of a baby’s breathing tube that resulted in severe brain injury.

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$600,421 Jury verdict for a drywaller who was injured when he tripped and fell in a house under construction

$600,421 Jury verdict for a drywaller who was injured when he tripped and fell in a house under construction. There was no offer prior to trial.

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Record Jury Verdict of $2,756,411.82 in a medical malpractice case

Record Jury Verdict of $2,756,411.82 in a medical malpractice case for a baby girl who suffered an injury to her middle finger following a C-section delivery.

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$2,750,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a woman caused by giving her the wrong blood.

$2,750,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a woman caused by giving her the wrong blood.

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$2,000,000 settlement – the full limits of insurance – for the wrongful death of a newborn

$2,000,000 settlement – the full limits of insurance – for the wrongful death of a newborn who mistakenly received 10 times the required dose of Digoxon from a pharmacy.

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$2,000,000 settlement – the full limits of insurance

$2,000,000 settlement – the full limits of insurance – for the wrongful death of a man who died after surgery for a penile implant.

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Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice settlement for 58 year old man

Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice settlement for 58 year old man injured a car collision. We alleged that the anesthesiologist failed to properly and timely respond to a dangerous drop in blood pressure during administration of pain medication. The case settled for $900,000.

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$450,000 settlement for a woman who suffered a concussion aboard a boat that struck a retaining wall.

$450,000 settlement for a woman who suffered a concussion aboard a boat that struck a retaining wall.

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$417,000 verdict for an 82-year-old woman who sustained a shoulder injury when the transit authority bus she was riding stopped too sharply and caused her to lose her balance and fall; the offer prior to the jury trial was only $100,000.

$417,000 verdict for an 82-year-old woman who sustained a shoulder injury when the transit authority bus she was riding stopped too sharply and caused her to lose her balance and fall; the offer prior to the jury trial was only $100,000.

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$495,000 settlement for a man who sustained a fractured leg when he was struck by a taxicab.

$495,000 settlement for a man who sustained a fractured leg when he was struck by a taxicab.

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$550,000 record settlement in Kankakee County for a neck injury suffered by a woman

$550,000 record settlement in Kankakee County for a neck injury suffered by a woman when the car in which she was a passenger was run off the road by a truck. MORE

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$600,000 settlement for a man injured when struck by the transit authority’s PACE bus.

$600,000 settlement for a man injured when struck by the transit authority’s PACE bus.

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$950,000 verdict for a woman training to be a tri-athlete who was struck by a car while riding her bicycle.

$950,000 verdict for a woman training to be a tri-athlete who was struck by a car while riding her bicycle.

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$1,007,200 verdict for a motorist whose condition of multiple sclerosis was triggered by the impact of an automobile collision.

$1,007,200 verdict for a motorist whose condition of multiple sclerosis was triggered by the impact of an automobile collision.

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$1,050,000 settlement for a passenger who was injured in a collision when his vehicle’s driver lost control of his vehicle

$1,050,000 settlement for a passenger who was injured in a collision when his vehicle’s driver lost control of his vehicle; the case involved issues of underinsured drivers.

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$1,200,000 settlement for a woman injured in an automobile collision and was unable to return to her job as a police dispatcher.

$1,200,000 settlement for a woman injured in an automobile collision and was unable to return to her job as a police dispatcher.

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$1,200,000 settlement for a man who suffered a back injury after a truck rear-ended his vehicle.

$1,200,000 settlement for a man who suffered a back injury after a truck rear-ended his vehicle.

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$1,350,000 verdict for a woman who required spinal fusion surgery as the result of a traffic accident.

$1,350,000 verdict for a woman who required spinal fusion surgery as the result of a traffic accident.

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$1,500,000 settlement for a woman who suffered exacerbation of multiple sclerosis and suffered spinal injuries in a collision with a semi-tractor trailer.

$1,500,000 settlement for a woman who suffered exacerbation of multiple sclerosis and suffered spinal injuries in a collision with a semi-tractor trailer.

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$1,500,000 settlement for a traffic accident in Lake County

$1,500,000 settlement for a traffic accident in Lake County, Illinois in which our client suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries when his car was struck at an intersection.

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$1,600,000 settlement for a woman who had her leg severely injured in a collision with a truck in Joliet, Illinois.

$1,600,000 settlement for a woman who had her leg severely injured in a collision with a truck in Joliet, Illinois.

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$2,000,000 settlement – the full limits of insurance

$2,000,000 settlement – the full limits of insurance – for a motorist injured when the defendant disobeyed a traffic signal; the case involved issues of underinsured drivers.

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$2,114,000 verdict for a woman whose automobile was rear-ended by a Commonwealth-Edison truck.

$2,114,000 verdict for a woman whose automobile was rear-ended by a Commonwealth-Edison truck.

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$2,270,900 verdict for a female plaintiff who injured her back when struck by a Commonwealth Edison truck

$2,270,900 verdict for a female plaintiff who injured her back when struck by a Commonwealth Edison truck. After Defendant’s medical expert’s deposition, Defendant withdrew the expert who then testified in Plaintiff’s case in chief.

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$2,550,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a man killed in an automobile collision.

$2,550,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a man killed in an automobile collision.

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$2,950,000 settlement for a woman severely injured in an automobile collision caused by a vehicle crossing over the center line.

$2,950,000 settlement for a woman severely injured in an automobile collision caused by a vehicle crossing over the center line.

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$3,200,000 verdict in a wrongful death action involving a railroad crossing in Will County.

$3,200,000 verdict in a wrongful death action involving a railroad crossing in Will County.

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$7,515,000 verdict for a motorcyclist partially paralyzed as a result of negligence of a village in failing to properly maintain a road sign.

$7,515,000 verdict for a motorcyclist partially paralyzed as a result of negligence of a village in failing to properly maintain a road sign.

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$4,550,000 settlement for a Chicago resident, who worked as a self-employed trucker

$4,550,000 settlement for a Chicago resident, who worked as a self-employed trucker, who suffered severe and permanent injuries after he was caused to lose control of his motorcycle on a public road. The driver lost control of his motorcycle as he encountered an unmarked construction site with ground-down pavement and exposed manhole and sewer covers […]

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$900,000 verdict for a road construction worker injured

$900,000 verdict for a road construction worker injured when he was struck by a concrete spreading machine on a job site.

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$1,000,000 settlement for man who struck his eye on a truck cap that was unreasonably dangerous due to a defective design.

$1,000,000 settlement for man who struck his eye on a truck cap that was unreasonably dangerous due to a defective design.

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$1,210,000 settlement on behalf of construction worker who was killed as a result of defective construction equipment, a manlift.

$1,210,000 settlement on behalf of construction worker who was killed as a result of defective construction equipment, a manlift.

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$1,417,000 settlement for a Commonwealth Edison electrician burned in a substation explosion caused by a defective switch.

$1,417,000 settlement for a Commonwealth Edison electrician burned in a substation explosion caused by a defective switch.

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$1,500,000 settlement for a construction worker injured while descending a defectively designed ladder.

$1,500,000 settlement for a construction worker injured while descending a defectively designed ladder.

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More than $1,000,000 settlement for a construction worker injured when he was electrified

More than $1,000,000 settlement for a construction worker injured when he was electrified when the boom of a crane came into contact with a power line and no proximity warning system was in place.

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$3,650,000 settlement for a construction worker who lost his leg during the installation of a jetway

$3,650,000 settlement for a construction worker who lost his leg during the installation of a jetway at O’Hare Airport that had defective support.

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$6,500,000 settlement for two factory workers injured when a portion of the plant they were working in exploded.

$6,500,000 settlement for two factory workers injured when a portion of the plant they were working in exploded.

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$6,700,000 settlement for a construction worker crippled while working with a crane that had defective brake drum and cables.

$6,700,000 settlement for a construction worker crippled while working with a crane that had defective brake drum and cables.

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$7,820,000 settlement for a female construction worker who suffered the amputation of her arm

$7,820,000 settlement for a female construction worker who suffered the amputation of her arm when her arm became entangled in the gears of a crane due to defective design of the safety guard.

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$11,700,000 settlement for a man rendered triplegic after a fall on a stairway with a defective handrail.

$11,700,000 settlement for a man rendered triplegic after a fall on a stairway with a defective handrail.

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$1,750,000 settlement for a student who had suffered a severe concussion

$1,750,000 settlement for a student who had suffered a severe concussion when an inflatable amusement ride malfunctioned at a post-high school prom event.

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Successfully represented a welder denied benefits for post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

Successfully represented a welder denied benefits for post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

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Award of permanent total disability benefits for Local 111 ironworker injured during bridge repair in Moline, Illinois.

Award of permanent total disability benefits for Local 111 ironworker injured during bridge repair in Moline, Illinois.

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Successfully argued the claim for wage differential payments

Successfully argued the claim for wage differential payments based on journeyman’s pay scale vs. the apprentice pay rate even though the injured worker was an apprentice at the time he suffered the career-ending injury, based on the fact that he did complete the classes and testing required for journeyman status.

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Prevailed against the workers’ compensation insurance carrier

Prevailed against the workers’ compensation insurance carrier which had denied the claim of a painter injured when a scissors lift toppled. Although, as owner of the painting firm, the injured party had opted out of Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage, we proved that under the duties he was performing, he was acting as a covered employee, […]

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$65,000 award. Expanded a $42,000 award including penalties and attorneys’ fees to $65,000

$65,000 award. Expanded a $42,000 award including penalties and attorneys’ fees to $65,000 in the Circuit Court of Cook County after the insurance company unilaterally refused to pay the full $42,000 award it believed to be excessive, despite the fact it chose not to file an appeal. The Circuit Court was persuaded to apply the […]

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$125,000 in penalties and fees on behalf of an ironworker who injured his lower back at work and whose employer improperly denied the claim.

$125,000 in penalties and fees on behalf of an ironworker who injured his lower back at work and whose employer improperly denied the claim.

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$190,000 received for a union electrician who sustained a tendon and nerve injury to his thumb.

$190,000 received for a union electrician who sustained a tendon and nerve injury to his thumb.

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$195,000 received prior to settlement solely for the cost of a new handicap-accessible home

$195,000 received prior to settlement solely for the cost of a new handicap-accessible home for an ironworker who became wheelchair-bound after a fall at a construction site. In addition, a fully handicap-accessible van was obtained for the individual at the expense of the insurance company.

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More than $200,000 award in the difficult case of a construction worker injured in a fall but denied Workers’ Compensation

More than $200,000 award in the difficult case of a construction worker injured in a fall but denied Workers’ Compensation because his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit at the time of the accident. Despite a vigorous defense, we presented compelling evidence including a medical expert which proved that the worker’s impairment […]

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$200,000+ award for a union carpenter injured in a fall,

$200,000+ award for a union carpenter injured in a fall, who had been denied benefits by the workers’ compensation carrier because of a pre-existing condition.

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$215,000 received prior to the settlement which was used to build a handicap-accessible home

$215,000 received prior to the settlement which was used to build a handicap-accessible home for a union ironworker who became paralyzed after a fall. The insurance carrier also provided transportation by purchasing a fully handicap-accessible van.

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$222,500 settlement for an electrician with an operated shoulder.

$222,500 settlement for an electrician with an operated shoulder.

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$225,000 settlement and agreement for lifetime medical care for a business executive

$225,000 settlement and agreement for lifetime medical care for a business executive who incurred reflex sympathetic dystrophy following an injection at work. The employer had paid close to a million dollars in weekly and medical benefits prior to the settlement.

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$242,000 settlement for a union ironworker injured while lifting rebar and unable to return to his former occupation.

$242,000 settlement for a union ironworker injured while lifting rebar and unable to return to his former occupation.

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$250,000 settlement for a Local #1 ironworker with a knee and back injury.

$250,000 settlement for a Local #1 ironworker with a knee and back injury.

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$250,000 lump-sum settlement for a union ironworker with a knee injury requiring an arthroscopic procedure.

$250,000 lump-sum settlement for a union ironworker with a knee injury requiring an arthroscopic procedure.

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$275,000 settlement for a laborer that was unable to return to her former occupation as a result of her injuries.

$275,000 settlement for a laborer that was unable to return to her former occupation as a result of her injuries.

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$287,800 settlement for an ironworker who, after injury, required surgery.

$287,800 settlement for an ironworker who, after injury, required surgery. He underwent vocational rehabilitation and found suitable and appropriate employment; the settlement included $10,000 in a fund for future medical expenses.

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More than $300,000 award in a difficult-to-win case of a school administrator who died as a result of mental stress.

More than $300,000 award in a difficult-to-win case of a school administrator who died as a result of mental stress.

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$324,000 settlement for a worker who injured his lower back and aggravated a previous injury, requiring two surgeries.

$324,000 settlement for a worker who injured his lower back and aggravated a previous injury, requiring two surgeries.

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$335,000 lump sum settlement for a truck driver who was severely injured after being run over at a gas station.

$335,000 lump sum settlement for a truck driver who was severely injured after being run over at a gas station.

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John Popelka settled a Workers’ Compensation claim on behalf of an Assistant Project Manager for $425,000

John Popelka settled a Workers’ Compensation claim on behalf of an Assistant Project Manager for $425,000 and established a $485,000 Medicare “set-aside” Trust. Our client had developed R.S.D. following a meniscal surgery to his knee.

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Established the medical relationship between and effect upon a union millwright who caught a 110 pound steel beam

Established the medical relationship between and effect upon a union millwright who caught a 110 pound steel beam as it fell from its perch and the one in a million diagnosis of his condition. Total settlement exceeded $450,000 in new money to the client.

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$500,000 award for an ironworker who suffered a second career-ending injury

$500,000 award for an ironworker who suffered a second career-ending injury in the same occupation which involved defending in the Appellate Court against an employer’s appeal of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s original decision in favor of our client.

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$525,000 award and settlement for a Local 1 ironworker

$525,000 award and settlement for a Local 1 ironworker whose foreman (and uncle) testified against him claiming no notice of an injury was given. Through phone records and through the impeachment of the testimony of the company’s workers’ compensation administrator, the firm obtained an award in excess of $250,000, including $125,000 in penalties and fees. […]

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$645,000 settlement on a totally disputed case for a laborer who had an unwitnessed fall off a ladder sustaining a brain injury.

$645,000 settlement on a totally disputed case for a laborer who had an unwitnessed fall off a ladder sustaining a brain injury.

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$12,000,000 settlement. Successfully settled a complex case in favor of a catastrophically injured ironworker

$12,000,000 settlement. Successfully settled a complex case in favor of a catastrophically injured ironworker facing myriad insurance and Medicare issues. Substantial workers’ compensation insurance funds were obtained to provide a handicap-accessible home and vehicle for the client and his family.

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Verdict for the Plaintiff in federal court involving a fall down a stairway.

Verdict for the Plaintiff in federal court involving a fall down a stairway. Our client claimed someone left a cardboard tray on the stairs causing him to fall. After the court ruled in our client’s favor on liability issues, the government agreed to settle the case.

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$100,000 Arbitration Award for water delivery man injured while making a delivery when he fell down a staircase which was in despair.

$100,000 Arbitration Award for water delivery man injured while making a delivery when he fell down a staircase which was in despair.

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$195,000 Settlement for truck driver injured when dock worker

$195,000 Settlement for truck driver injured when dock worker who was operating a forklift to unload our client’s truck dropped a storage bin from the forks of the forklift and the bin struck our client.

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$240,000 Settlement for a pedestrian who fell into a 6ft hole

$240,000 Settlement for a pedestrian who fell into a 6ft hole on a construction site because site was not fenced off and the hole was not barricaded.

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Verdict of more than $260,000 for a young teenager

Verdict of more than $260,000 for a young teenager whose calf was severely lacerated on the edge of metal bleachers the Chicago Park District placed by an outdoor basketball court. The Appellate Court upheld the verdict and agreed that the Plaintiff proved the Park District’s conduct was willful and wanton.

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$407,545 Jury verdict for an accountant who was injured

$407,545 Jury verdict for an accountant who was injured when she tripped over a crack on a city sidewalk. The offer was $4,000.00 prior to trial.

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$650,000 settlement for a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet

$650,000 settlement for a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet who injured his neck when a portion of the ceiling in the rehearsal studio fell on him.

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$750,000 settlement for a woman who injured her foot while sitting in a beauty salon chair

$750,000 settlement for a woman who injured her foot while sitting in a beauty salon chair. Plaintiff discharged her previous attorney who recommended that she accept the insurance company’s $25,000 offer.

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$792,000 verdict for a painter

$792,000 verdict for a painter who injured his knee when he tripped on poor ground conditions at the jobsite; the offer prior to the jury trial was only $70,000.

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$1,050,000 settlement for an ironworker who suffered low-back injuries when he slipped on ice while welding.

$1,050,000 settlement for an ironworker who suffered low-back injuries when he slipped on ice while welding.

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$1,052,337.96 settlement in a construction negligence case for a carpenter

$1,052,337.96 settlement in a construction negligence case for a carpenter who slipped on his scaffold after the job site became wet when a water main broke and suffered an aggravation to his low back.

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$1,100,000 settlement for an ironworker

$1,100,000 settlement for an ironworker who received a fractured ankle when a beam stored on uneven ground rolled onto the worker.

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$1,122,000 verdict for a truck driver injured

$1,122,000 verdict for a truck driver injured when picking up waste materials from a manufacturer who failed to provide a safe environment for the waste disposal pick-up area. This verdict was upheld through appeals to the Illinois Supreme Court.

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$1,200,000 verdict for a dockworker

$1,200,000 verdict for a dockworker who was struck by a chock which had been thrown up in the air by forklift operator; he was thrown into a pile of steel and suffered a herniated cervical disc.

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$1,250,000 settlement for an ironworker who slipped on conduit that was not properly secured to the deck

$1,250,000 settlement for an ironworker who slipped on conduit that was not properly secured to the deck.

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$1,500,000 verdict for a woman injured by a falling paper-plate display at Kmart

$1,500,000 verdict for a woman injured by a falling paper-plate display at Kmart.

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