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Construction Negligence

Construction Negligence – $17,200,000.00 recovery
This matter involved a 43-year-old truck driver on a road construction site who was rendered paraplegic when the wing to a concrete crusher came down on him. The case went to trial for three weeks before settling on the morning of closing arguments for $17.2 million total, including monies received prior to trial at a mediation.
Construction Negligence – $6,500,000.00 settlement at trial
This case involved a $6.5 million settlement at trial against multiple defendants involving a construction injury to a 62-year-old floor finisher who fell through a hole which was cut on the main floor and covered with cardboard, resulting in C4 quadriplegia.
Construction Negligence Case Settles for $2,275,000.00
A concrete finisher was working on the lower level construction of a new building when he fell backwards into an elevator pit. He suffered a lower back injury requiring several spinal surgeries by an orthopedic surgeon.

The case settled several days after being assigned out for Trial.

Personal Injury – $2,000,000.00 recovery plus a structured settlement
This case involved a woman who was seriously injured when concrete fell from a building and struck her. The settlement was arranged such that $2 million in cash was paid along with a structured settlement that provided money for the plaintiff’s minor children, a lifetime of medical care for the plaintiff herself, and a monthly payment to her for the rest of her life which was over and above the $2,000,000.

Premises Liability

Utility Negligence Explosion – $17,750,000.00 recovery
16 year old girl was badly burned as a result of an explosion and fire in her apartment.  It was alleged that the Defendants were negligent in restoring natural gas service to the apartment building.  The case was litigated with extensive discovery and ultimately resolved at mediation.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – $6,200,000.00 recovery
In this case a young girl passed away and her minor brother suffered serious injuries when exposed to carbon monoxide emitted by a furnace. There were numerous parties involved in the litigation, and the case settled with all defendants following several mediation sessions.

Car Accidents

Car Accident Mediation Recovery – $2,900,000.00 recovery
Pace Bus made a left hand turn in front of our client’s vehicle.  Plaintiff suffered neck and lower back injuries requiring 2 surgeries.
Automobile Accident – $2,000,000.00 mediation recovery
This case involved an automobile collision in Crete, Illinois, resulting in serious injuries to a 53-year-old man. The lawsuit was filed, and extensive discovery took place prior to the parties mediating the case and coming to an agreement.
Car Accident Neck Injury Settles for $425,000.00
A suburban middle school principal was hit by a left turning vehicle suffering an aggravation to a pre-existing neck injury.  The case was settled without the filing of a lawsuit and after the case was in the office for only 6 months.
Auto Accident Case Settles for $365,000.00
Three children were in Georgia with their grandparents when a collision occurred involving another Illinois motorist. All 3 children were injured including lacerations and fractures.

The case settled after several Pre-Trial Settlement Conferences with a Cook County Judge.

Car Accident Case Settles for $250,000.00
Elderly Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident which aggravated a pre-existing degenerative condition in her neck. Insurance Company paid its policy limits.
Southern Illinois Pedestrian Struck by Car – $170,000.00
A 60 year old gentleman from Girard Illinois, which is in Macoupin County, was struck by a car backing out of a driveway received $170K settlement without having to file a lawsuit.
Bus Accident – Settled for $150,000 before trial
Client, an 87 year old woman, was a passenger on a CTA bus. As the bus was proceeding East on Jackson, an SUV made an illegal right hand turn from the left lane in front of the bus and proceeded to drive away south on Federal. Plaintiff alleged the bus driver failed to maintain a proper lookout and that it was this failure that resulted in her having to spike the brakes to avoid hitting the SUV which, in turn, caused the plaintiff to fall to the floor. As a result of the fall, Plaintiff suffered memory loss and back pain. Case settled for $150,000 on the eve of trial.

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice – $6,200,000.00 litigated, settled during trial
Labor and delivery case wherein it was alleged the doctor and nurses failed to timely deliver the newborn. It was alleged that the baby was suffering from fetal distress and that the Defendants failed to properly interpret the fetal monitor tracings. The baby suffered from cerebral palsy. The case was extensively litigated and settled during the trial.
Medical Malpractice – $5,500,000.00 settled at mediation
Labor and delivery case wherein it was alleged the doctor and nurses failed to timely deliver the newborn. It was alleged that the baby was suffering from fetal distress and that the Defendants failed to properly interpret the fetal monitor tracings. The baby suffered from cerebral palsy.
Medical Malpractice – $4,950,000.00 settled at mediation
Labor and delivery case wherein it was alleged the doctor and nurses failed to timely deliver the newborn. It was alleged that the baby was suffering from fetal distress and that the Defendants failed to properly interpret the fetal monitor tracings. The baby suffered from cerebral palsy.
Medical Malpractice – $1,500,000.00 settlement
This case involved the failure of a physician to timely diagnose a bowel obstruction in a 56-year old woman. The matter settled at mediation after extensive discovery had taken place.
Medical Malpractice – $1,400,000.00 mediation recovery
This lawsuit involved the hospitalization of a 36-year-old man who was in the intensive care unit and stopped breathing. There was a delay in recognizing and responding to the emergency situation, resulting in brain damage.
Medical Negligence Settles for $1,000,000.00
76 year old Plaintiff fell down the stairs at his home.  Allegedly radiologist failed to properly read a cervical CT scan and missed a C6-7 facet joint dislocation.  Plaintiff eventually lost feeling in his legs and ultimately died from his injuries.  Insurance Company paid its full policy limits.
$500,000.00 – Settlement without suit
Client suffered a severe stroke.  While undergoing rehab he then suffered a heart attack and hospital staff performed CPR despite a DNR being in place.  Client lived for 48 days after the DNR event.  He was survived by his wife and two adult children.  The theory of the claim was a medical battery in performing CPR on a patient who had a DNR.
Medical Negligence Settles for $450,000.00
Young expectant mother presented to hospital past her due date.  Hospital did an ultrasound and determined it was safe to send her home without inducing labor.  Mother came back to the hospital next day when she noticed decreased fetal movements.  Baby had died in utero and she delivered a stillborn.  Hospital argued that the baby had a congenital anomaly which caused the death.
Podiatric Medical Negligence Settles for $350,000.00
Podiatric malpractice case.  Plaintiff alleged the Defendant Podiatrist performed improper surgeries on both great toes resulting in several revision procedures.
Negligently Performed Biopsy – $240,000.00
A 58 year old man from the south Chicago suburbs, who underwent an unnecessary biopsy, received $240K settlement without having to file a lawsuit, settlement reached only 3 months after demand was issued.

Nursing Home Abuse

$550,000.00 – Settlement
Case involved an elderly woman with Stage 4 colon cancer along with other serious health conditions that acquired a sacral pressure ulcer while at the nursing home.  Case was resolved without filing a lawsuit.
$500,000.00 – Settlement at Mediation
This matter involved a woman, who suffered from dementia.  Due to a lack of medical care, she became constipated, resulting in a severe fecal impaction, which contributed to her death.
$480,000.00 – Settlement at Mediation
This matter involved a man who tripped and fell at a supportive living facility, fracturing his hip.  As a result of his fall, he was unable to walk for an extended period of time, resulting in multiple pressure ulcers, due to a lack of medical care.
$450,000.00 – Settlement at Mediation
This matter involved an elderly man, who developed pressure ulcers on his leg, requiring amputation of both legs.  After amputation, he continued to get pressure ulcers on his stumps due to a lack of medical care, and he died as a result of infections related to his pressure ulcers.
$350,000 – Settlement at Mediation
Elderly female nursing home resident fell during her residency at facility. It was alleged that the nursing home staff failed to provide adequate assistance during a transfer from bed to a wheelchair. Plaintiff sustained a fractured hip. Case was settled at mediation.
$335,000 – Settlement at Mediation
Elderly male nursing home resident developed a pressure ulcer on his leg after hip replacement surgery. The pressure ulcer worsened over time and required debridements. It was alleged that the nursing home staff failed monitor his skin condition until after the pressure sore developed and failed to obtain a timely wound care consult. Case settled at mediation.
$300,000.00 – Settlement at Mediation
This matter involved a man, who suffered from dementia.  Unfortunately, due to a lack of medical care, he experienced multiple, large pressure ulcers, some of which exposed bone.  He died as a result of infections related to his pressure ulcers.
$275,000.00 – Settlement at Mediation
This matter involved an elderly woman suffering from dementia.  Due to a lack of nursing care, she required multiple hospitalizations due to dehydration and urinary tract infections, all of which were preventable and unnecessary.
$250,000 – Settlement at Pre-trial
Elderly female nursing home resident developed a Stage 3 bedsore on her sacrum. It was alleged that the nursing home staff failed to timely turn and reposition the Plaintiff. Case settled at pre-trial after extensive discovery took place.
$235,000.00 – Settlement at Mediation
This matter involved a woman who developed multiple pressure ulcers on her legs, causing extreme pain and discomfort.  Those pressure ulcers were avoidable, resulting in a quick settlement.
$200,000 – Settlement at Mediation
Elderly female nursing home resident fell while being assisted to a commode for toileting. It was alleged that the nursing home staff failed to provide the Plaintiff with adequate assistance. Plaintiff suffered a fractured leg requiring surgery. Case settled at mediation.
$200,000.00 – Recovery at Trial
This matter involved a man, who experienced a fecal impaction, which was so severe that he required emergency medical attention.  Unfortunately, that fecal impaction, which was avoidable with proper medical care, contributed to his death.
$190,000.00 – Settlement at Mediation
This matter involved an elderly man, who experienced multiple hospitalizations due to poor catheter maintenance and urinary tract infections, which ultimately caused his death.  According to our experts, those hospital admissions and his death were avoidable.

Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall at Movie Theatre Settles for $250,000.00
Plaintiff tripped over a mat at an AMC Theater resulting in a torn rotator cuff.
Slip and Fall At a Grocery Store – Settles for $240,000.00
A woman was shopping at a grocery store when she slipped and fell on an oily substance in an aisle and hurt her back.  A lawsuit was filed and after numerous depositions of store employees and physicians, the matter settled prior to Trial for $240,000.
85 Year Old Woman Settlement in Excess of $100,000.00
85 year old woman was injured when she tripped and fell on metal pipe protruding from the ground in a shopping center parking lot in Will County. The Romeoville/Joliet area woman sustained persistent right knee instability as a result of the fall and recovered a settlement in excess of $100,000.00.

The settlement was obtained from the retail store which rented space in the shopping mall, the shopping mall owner, and the property management company who worked on the property.

Slip and Fall case settles for $117,000.00
Client fell on ice outside a shopping center, tearing her ACL. Case settled for $117,000.00 without having to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractice Case Settles for $1,080,000.00
A 39 year old single man went into the hospital with severe stomach pain.  A CT scan was performed and the radiologist failed to identify a small perforation in the small bowl on the scan.  As a result of the misread CT scan, the corrective surgery was delayed until it was too late and the gentleman passed away.  The full policy limit was paid by the insurance company for the radiologist.
Wrongful Birth Case Settles for $1,000,000.00 Policy Limits
Young mother delivered her first child who was born with the genetic condition of Spina Bifida.  The obstetrician failed to order the appropriate pre-natal test which would have detected the condition in utero and given the mother the opportunity to terminate the pregnancy.

Under Illinois law, the parents are only entitled to compensation for the medical bills associated with the Spina Bifida until the child reaches the age of 18.  Case was settled without a lawsuit being filed.  Settlement of these types of cases are extremely rare in Illinois.

Wrongful Death of New Born Settles for $945,000.00
Young mother went into labor and delivery and after a prolonged 2nd stage of labor delivered a stillborn infant. A lawsuit was filed and extensive discovery took place.  It was alleged that the obstetrician failed to recognize signs of fetal distress and failed to deliver the baby in a timely fashion.
Wrongful Death – Small Child Runs into Traffic on Busy Chicago Street – $310,000.00
A 3 year old girl was struck and killed by a truck when she ran into traffic on a busy street.  Through depositions taken in the case, the attorneys at KFF were able to establish that the delivery driver should have done more to avoid the impact.  The matter settled at Mediation.
Wrongful Death-Patient at Mental Health Hospital Hung Himself – $275,000.00
A man with suicidal thoughts was admitted to the Psychiatric Unit of an area hospital under suicide watch.  He was found hanging in the bathroom at the facility.  The attorneys at KFF alleged that given his history, he should not have been allowed access to the bathroom with anything that might be used to harm himself.  The matter settled at Mediation.

Products Liability

Products Liability – $3,600,000.00 recovery
This case involved a 44-year-old woman who was prescribed the drug combination of Fen/Phen. She developed Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, causing her death. This case was the largest PPH settlement in Cook County.