Notable Accident And Injury Case Verdicts & Settlements
Confidential Settlement Sexual Assault
After an eight-day jury trial, we achieved a confidential settlement with a Chicagoland Hospital for negligent retention of an employee. Our client, a deaf woman, was sexually assaulted by a hospital employee while she was a patient. Before the jury could hear her testimony, the Chicagoland Hospital settled the case.
Confidential Settlement Bone Cancer
Confidential settlement with a Chicagoland Hospital for failing to diagnose and treat a bone tumor in a 32-year-old female. The failure to diagnose and treat ultimately led to our client’s death at the age of 32.
$5 Million Birth Injury
A hospital and doctor agreed to pay a combined $5 million to settle a Cook County lawsuit filed by the mother of a boy who suffered a brain injury at birth and developed cerebral palsy.
A 24-year-old immigrant from El Salvador who doesn’t speak English went into labor on July 24, 2006, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. During the course of her labor, a certiﬁed nurse-midwife and nurses monitored the fetus’ heart rate and administered Pitocin to aid in the patient’s contractions. Read More…
$3.8 Million Birth Injury
Settlement for a 7-year-old boy who suffered birth-related injuries causing mild cerebral palsy. The mother’s labor was inadequately managed after she was given an off-label drug to induce her delivery. Her uterus ruptured, thereby depriving the baby boy of blood and oxygen until he was delivered by emergency C-section. Both the hospital and doctor contributed to the settlement.
$3 Million Wrongful Death
Settlement for the wrongful death of a 49-year-old woman with cancer who died due to a prescription error. The resident who was discharging the patient from the hospital misread the attending physician’s order and prescribed 5 times the amount of medication than was recommended, causing the patient’s untimely death.
$2.7 Million Wrongful Death
Settlement for the death of a city engineer struck by an automobile at 3:00 a.m. The first offer on the case was $20,000, the purported policy limits. Our investigation revealed that the defendant was coming home from a special job assignment when the collision occurred. We were then able to seek coverage from the employer and obtain a fair settlement for our clients.
$2.5 Million Verdict
School-related sexual assault. The client was sexually abused at school by a school teacher. Trauma Lawyers investigated and brought the case in civil court to a verdict against a school district for Jane Doe 1 and a settlement against the district outside of court for Jane Doe 2. Follow this link to a CBS news interview with attorney Katherine Cárdenas.
$1.5 Million Settlement
School-related sexual assault.
$1.5 Million Motor Vehicle Collision
Settlement for a driver who was injured in an intersection collision. The defendant’s insurance company declined the claim, stating that their insured was free from fault. We filed a lawsuit, proved the case and obtained the settlement.
$1.4 Million Trucking Accident
Settlement for the serious injuries of a truck driver on the eve of trial for a man who was injured in a head-on semi-truck to semi-truck collision. The defendant trucking company only had a one million dollar policy covering the truck in question. The million dollars was offered numerous times and rejected by us. Our client deserved more and we were willing to try the case to obtain a higher amount. On the eve of trial, the defendant agreed to pay an additional $400,000.
$1.1 Million Wrongful Death
Settlement for the death of a single mother as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The insurance company claimed coverage of only $100,000 until Trauma Lawyers kept digging to uncover another policy for one million dollars that was not disclosed.
$1.1 Million Fetal Demise
Settlement for fetal demise. Obstetricians failed to properly monitor our client, a mother in labor, resulting in the death of her baby. The clinic and obstetricians were federally funded by the United States Government.
School-related sexual assault.
$600,000 Premises Liability/Shoulder Verdict
Our client sustained a shoulder injury while he was visiting an art museum when he tripped over a 16-inch high stanchion and cord barrier used to protect the art. Read more…
$550,000 Dock Worker Settlement
The client was off-loading cargo when the truck driver unexpectedly moved the truck causing the worker to fall to the ground sustaining bilateral knee injuries.
$285,000 Rotator Cuff Settlement
Our client sustained a rotator cuff injury he tripped while walking through Millennium Park. We were able to secure a substantially higher settlement than comparable cases with similar injuries and facts.
$200,000 Burn Settlement
Our client sustained second-degree burns to his shins when his boat range exploded. We were able to sue the company that performed maintenance on the boat, which exploded in DuSable Harbor in downtown Chicago and obtained a favorable settlement for our client.
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