Settlement:
$13,750,000

Settlement for 17 year-old female who was severely burned as a result of a Canadian National train derailment and fire in Rockford, Illinois.
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$13.75M settlement for 17 year-old female who was severely burned as a result of a Canadian National train derailment and fire in Rockford, Illinois as she was legally stopped at the crossing with her family in her vehicle. This young woman also lost her unborn child as a result of her injuries.

This settlement was obtained immediately prior to the reading of a $12.95M jury verdict rendered in our client’s favor obtained after a four-week trial.

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Settlement:
$12,750,000

$12.75M settlement for a 33 year-old pregnant home maker obtained against a south side medical group and hospital due to defendants’ alleged medical negligence in prescribing an insufficient dose of blood thinner for suspected deep vein thrombosis…
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$12.75M settlement for a 33 year-old pregnant home maker obtained against a south side medical group and hospital due to defendants’ alleged medical negligence in prescribing an insufficient dose of blood thinner for suspected deep vein thrombosis resulting in a pulmonary embolism and ultimately an anoxic brain injury. Parente & Norem received this case shortly before the time period to file it expired after another law firm turned it down. The plaintiff and her family now have the necessary funds for her care for the rest of her life.

Settlement:
$10,500,000

$10.5M medical negligence settlement for a 12 year-boy against a university medical center who suffered a low oxygen (hypoxic) brain injury following a long surgery…
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$10.5M medical negligence settlement for a 12 year-boy against a university medical center who suffered a low oxygen (hypoxic) brain injury following a long surgery where the patient’s breathing tube was removed too quickly after surgery and he was then not properly monitored in the recovery room. This settlement occurred on the third day of trial after we barred the defendant’s medical expert on causation in an amount four times what was offered before trial. Another Chicago law firm dropped this case because they could not locate a medical expert.

Because of our efforts this young man will now be taken care of the rest of his life.

THIS SETTLEMENT WAS RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL AS A TOP 50 SETTLEMENT IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY FOR 2014.

Verdict by jury:
$7,300,000

Jury verdict against bus company for child who sustained a brain injury as a result of a bus accident.
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Jury verdict against bus company for child who sustained a brain injury as a result of a bus accident.

Settlement:
$6,000,000

$6 million dollar settlement obtained for 36 year-old union concrete laborer who fell 20 feet when a steel deck collapsed while under construction at the Will County Adult Detention Facility expansion project causing a fractured pelvis and back injury.
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$6 million dollar settlement obtained for 36 year-old union concrete laborer who fell 20 feet when a steel deck collapsed while under construction at the Will County Adult Detention Facility expansion project causing a fractured pelvis and back injury. We recovered from the entity acting as the construction manager for the Will County Building Commission as well as the steel deck supplier and installer for their joint failure to ensure that the deck was installed and shored properly before concrete was poured onto it. We also obtained a complete waiver of the client’s $868,000 workmen’s compensation lien bringing his total recovery to nearly $7 Million Dollars.

Settlement:
$5,000,000

Settlement for 34 year-old man who was rear-ended by a drunk driver in his company issued van on St. Patrick’s Day.
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Settlement for 34 year-old man who was rear-ended by a drunk driver in his company issued van on St. Patrick’s Day. The injured plaintiff had a back surgery and a knee surgery as a result of the accident and returned to his regular job duties. The defendant regularly drank at the bar across the street from his job site, including on the date of accident, allowing us to plead punitive damages against his employer since they knew or should have known of his prior DUI history and drinking before the accident. This case settled just before the start of trial.

Settlement:
$4,875,000

Settlement for 35 year-old union carpenter who fell 30 feet off the top edge of the back wall of a house while landing on a truss bundle suspended from a crane.
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Settlement for 35 year-old union carpenter who fell 30 feet off the top edge of the back wall of a house while landing on a truss bundle suspended from a crane. We sued the truss company that supplied the crane for not having the correct rigging and the general contractor/developer for not ensuring that the carpenter’s employer had an OSHA compliant fall protection plan or that the they were working off of a proper work support. This case settled during trial for more than five times what was offered prior to trial. We also obtained a complete waiver of the $1.66M workmen’s compensation lien bring the carpenter’s total recovery to $6.5M for a moderate TBI, fractured wrists, and a neck fusion surgery.

Settlement:
$4,800,000

$4.8 million settlement for 37-year-old union brick layer killed by a wall collapse at a Chicago construction site. Case settled just as trial was beginning.
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$4.8 million settlement for 37-year-old union brick layer killed by a wall collapse at a Chicago construction site. Case settled just as trial was beginning.

Arbitration award:
$4,300,000

$4.3 million dollar award (present cash value) at trial for severly injured 35 year-old union carpenter.
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$4.3 million dollar award (present cash value) at trial for severly injured 35 year-old union carpenter. This is believed to be a state workmen’s compensation record.

Settlement:
$4,000,000

$4M settlement for Estate of a Man struck by a tractor trailer on I-57
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$4M settlement for Estate of a Man struck by a tractor trailer on I 57 after he jack knifed his vehicle towing a rental trailer in slippery and snowy conditions causing his vehicle to come to a stop on the highway.

Settlement:
$3,500,000

$3.5 million settlement for a 17 year old non-union construction laborer who fell through an unbarricaded shaft covering by Styrofoam fracturing his cervical vertebrae.
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$3.5 million settlement for a 17 year old non-union construction laborer who fell through an unbarricaded shaft covering by Styrofoam fracturing his cervical vertebrae (no surgery, no paralysis) causing a head injury and tearing his rotator cuff with surgery. This money was paid by the general contractor, HVAC contractor and masonry contractor on the job site.

Settlement:
$3,500,000

$3.5 Million Settlement & Waiver of $1.5 Million Lien
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$3.5M settlement and waiver of a $1M workmens’ compensation lien for a 54 year-old union construction laborer that slipped on snow covered ice while working at One Museum Park East and suffered a back injury. The settlement was paid by the General Contractor on the project (Bovis Lend Lease) and came after a 4 week trial in an amount 4 times what was offered before the trial.

Settlement:
$3,350,000

$3.35M Will County record wrongful death settlement for a 26 year-old union oiler (Local 150) who was married with no children caused by his fall into a gravity feed bin at an asphalt plant.
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$3.35M Will County record wrongful death settlement for a 26 year-old union oiler (Local 150) who was married with no children caused by his fall into a gravity feed bin at an asphalt plant. We contended that the “cat walk” and the bin itself did not comply with OSHA or the National Safety Council recommendations for such bins. Parente & Norem received this case one month before the time period to file it expired and after several law firms advised the decedent’s widow there was no case to pursue. We also obtained a complete waiver of the $262K workmen’s compensation lien as part of this settlement.

Settlement:
$3,000,000

$3.0 million settlement for 35-year-old machinist who was rear-ended by a tractor trailer in a construction zone.
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$3.0 million settlement for 35-year-old machinist who was rear-ended by a tractor trailer in a construction zone and suffered an aggravation of a previously asymptomatic cervical degenerative disc disease requiring surgery. There was no offer prior to trial and only $500,000 offered once trial began. At the close of evidence, after a two-week trial, the $3.0 million dollar settlement was obtained.

Settlement:
$3,000,000

$3 Million settlement for 61 year-old retiree who was present at an auto auction when an auction valet lost control of a vehicle and ran him over injuring his shoulder and spine.
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$3 Million settlement for 61 year-old retiree who was present at an auto auction when an auction valet lost control of a vehicle and ran him over injuring his shoulder and spine. Multiple people were seriously injured in this event and our client obtained the highest settlement amount of all of the injured plaintiffs.

Settlement:
$2,950,000

$2.95M settlement for 37 year-old male who sustained a pilon fracture in his ankle as a result of a van making a left-hand turn in front of him.
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$2.95M settlement for 37 year-old male who sustained a pilon fracture in his ankle as a result of a van making a left-hand turn in front of him. Defendants alleged plaintiff was speeding and on his cell phone at time of collision.  This is believed to be a Cook County record settlement for an ankle fracture.

Verdict by jury:
$2,533,538

$2.5 million jury verdict ($2,533,538) against a trucking company for the death of a 15-year-old male struck and killed as he was passed by a truck.
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$2.5 million jury verdict ($2,533,538) against a trucking company for the death of a 15-year-old male struck and killed as he was passed by a truck.

Settlement:
$2,500,000

$2.5 million settlement for a 48-year-old woman who was already totally physically disabled prior to her fall due to chronic hypertension, vascular disease, and end stage renal failure.
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$2.5 million settlement for a 48-year-old woman who was already totally physically disabled prior to her fall due to chronic hypertension, vascular disease, and end stage renal failure. She sustained a subdural hematoma requiring surgery when she slipped and fell using an interior concrete stairwell at her Section 8 Housing building on the South Side of Chicago due to its lack of lighting, missing handrail, and garbage on the surface of the steps. This case settled after a week of trial in an amount five times what was initially offered to settle the case immediately before trial.

Verdict by jury:
$2,400,000

$2.4 million jury verdict against Knight Transportation Company for 59 year-old truck driver who was hit at 5 mph while asleep in his truck at a truck stop.
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$2.4 million jury verdict against Knight Transportation Company for 59 year-old truck driver who was hit at 5 mph while asleep in his truck at a truck stop and suffered an aggravation of pre-existing degenerative conditions of his back requiring surgery.  This jury verdict is more than seven times what was offered prior to trial.

Verdict by jury:
$2,300,000

$2.3 Million Jury Verdict for Self-Employed Carpenter is Nearly Five Times What Was Offered Prior to Trial.
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$2.3M Jury Verdict against First Student, Inc. bus company for 42 year old self-employed carpenter that was rear ended by a school bus while stopped at a red light. He was caused to suffer a disk injury in his neck that required surgery. He returned full duty no restrictions to his work as a carpenter within 3 months of the surgery. He did not claim ANY wage loss. This jury verdict was for nearly five times what was offered prior to trial and included a $1M future pain and suffering award for the plaintiff.

Settlement:
$2,200,000

$2.2M medical negligence settlement for a new born girl that suffered an IV infiltration injury to her non-dominant hand causing the loss of parts of her fingers.
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$2.2M medical negligence settlement for a new born girl that suffered an IV infiltration injury to her non-dominant hand causing the loss of parts of her fingers while in a university neonatal intensive care unit. This case settled just prior to the start of trial.

Settlement:
$2,000,000

$2.0 million settlement for 43-year-old union laborer who had multiple prior back surgeries and knee surgeries…
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$2.0 million settlement for 43-year-old union laborer who had multiple prior back surgeries and knee surgeries who was ordered to move 4×8 sheets of plywood on the 40th floor “top deck” of a down town building then under construction when the wind caught the plywood and caused him to fall onto a pile of joists. Plaintiff claimed aggravation of preexisting degenerative conditions to his back and knee requiring additional surgery. The case settled at trial after opening statements.

Verdict by jury:
$2,000,000

$2 million jury verdict for injuries suffered as the result of a police pursuant.
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$2 million jury verdict for injuries suffered as the result of a police pursuant.

Settlement:
$1,900,000

$1.9 million settlement for a 14-year old special needs student who already had a rare type of brittle bone disease and sustained compression fractures of his spine…
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$1.9 million settlement for a 14-year old special needs student who already had a rare type of brittle bone disease and sustained compression fractures of his spine (no surgery) when the special needs school bus he was passenger in ran over a road defect. His settlement was paid into an interest-bearing annuity, which will pay him more than $8 million over the course of his life. We contended that the bus company should have correctly outfitted their special needs bus and should have trained their drivers more appropriately to handle the transportation for these types of children.

Settlement:
$1,800,000

$1.8 million settlement for a 33-year-old factory worker who was injured in a three-car collision with a home health care nurse and ultimately required back surgery.
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$1.8 million settlement for a 33-year-old factory worker who was injured in a three-car collision with a home health care nurse and ultimately required back surgery. The settlement agreement was reached shortly before trial, and we are currently pursuing one of the insurance companies in a separate court action for a portion of the settlement money.

Settlement:
$1,750,000

$1.75 million settlement for death of 9-year old boy in a case against University Hospital where the pediatric hematologist and oncologist failed to properly manage a central catheter…
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$1.75 million settlement for death of 9-year old boy in a case against University Hospital where the pediatric hematologist and oncologist failed to properly manage a central catheter and subsequent candida infection resulted in this young cancer patient’s death. This matter was settled when the trial began.

Settlement:
$1,675,000

$1.675 million settlement for 37 year-old iron worker who was hit with a piece of plate steel when it came off of an electric hoist he was using that did not have a safety catch or “mouse” on the hook.
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$1.675 million settlement for 37 year-old iron worker who was hit with a piece of plate steel when it came off of an electric hoist he was using that did not have a safety catch or “mouse” on the hook.  This settlement was obtained at trial along with the assignment of contribution claims against the plaintiff’s employer which were then tried to jury verdict finding 95% fault on the employer. This finding by the jury effectively wiped out the $600K workmen’s compensation lien on the settlement.

Settlement:
$1,500,000

$1.5 million for two construction laborers who were injured when the Defendant demolition company’s workers knocked down a brick wall on top of them.
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$1.5 million for two construction laborers who were injured when the Defendant demolition company’s workers knocked down a brick wall on top of them.  One plaintiff underwent neck fusion and shoulder surgeries while the other plaintiff underwent bilateral clavicle resection surgeries. Both plaintiffs received workers’ compensation settlement in addition to these results, and the workers’ compensation liens were reduced 75% through our efforts.

Settlement was $950,000 for first plaintiff and $550,000 for second plaintiff.

Settlement:
$1,325,000

$1.325 million mediated settlement of construction site wrongful death.
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$1.325 million mediated settlement of construction site wrongful death.

Settlement:
$1,200,000

$1.2M settlement for woman injured while undergoing spinal surgery.
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$1.2M settlement for middle aged woman resulting from nerve injury while undergoing spinal surgery. A fixation cage was improperly placed during the surgery.

Settlement:
$1,150,000

$1.15 million settlement and complete waiver of a $400,000 worker’s compensation lien for a 41-year-old Illinois state trooper who was rear-ended by a drunk driver and required back surgery.
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$1.15 million settlement and complete waiver of a $400,000 worker’s compensation lien for a 41-year-old Illinois state trooper who was rear-ended by a drunk driver and required back surgery. The defendant’s insurer paid their $1million policy limit just prior to trial, and the defendant personally contributed $150,000 of his own money to the settlement.

Settlement:
$1,100,000

$1.1 million settlement for a 31-year-old construction worker who fell through an overhang when he stepped on a piece of wood blocking he had previously nailed and sustained a serious right heel fracture.
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$1.1 million settlement for a 31-year-old construction worker who fell through an overhang when he stepped on a piece of wood blocking he had previously nailed and sustained a serious right heel fracture. We sued the general contractor and owner and shortly before trial obtained not only a settlement amount of $1.1 million but reduced his worker’s compensation lien by $273,000. The defense in this case contended that the plaintiff and/or his employer were solely responsible for his injuries, as they had been the ones that actually nailed the board he fell through.

Verdict by jury:
$1,100,000

$1.1 million jury verdict for 52 year-old woman who sustained a torn bladder and ureteral injury during a routine vaginal hysterectomy.
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$1.1 million jury verdict for 52 year-old woman who sustained a torn bladder and ureteral injury during a routine vaginal hysterectomy performed by Dr. Karen Druzak, M.D. There was no settlement offer from the doctor at any time prior to or during trial.

Verdict by jury:
$1,000,000

$1 million jury verdict against the City of Chicago Police Department, where our client was traveling through an intersection on the south side of Chicago with a green light when struck at a high rate of speed and killed by another vehicle fleeing from multiple Chicago police.
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$1 million jury verdict against the City of Chicago Police Department, where our client was traveling through an intersection on the south side of Chicago with a green light when struck at a high rate of speed and killed by another vehicle fleeing from multiple Chicago police squad cars at the time of the event. The decedent was unemployed and unmarried; however, he was survived by a 2-year-old son who collected for loss of society of his father. Our use of accident reconstruction testimony and police procedures testimony against the City of Chicago helped to secure this verdict.

Settlement:
$1,000,000

$1 million premises liability settlement (insurance policy limits) for family of 43 year-old man who was overcome by smoke inhalation and died.
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$1 million premises liability settlement (insurance policy limits) for family of 43 year-old man who was overcome by smoke inhalation and died in a home fire as a result of numerous building code violations at the rental property they were living in.

Settlement:
$1,000,000

$1M ($500K to each estate) for a retired couple that was killed as a result of a propane gas explosion that occurred at their Wisconsin summer cottage.
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$1M ($500K to each estate) for a retired couple that was killed as a result of a propane gas explosion that occurred at their Wisconsin summer cottage. We determined that a brass flexible connector had not been tagged for replacement and/or removal at the time a new gas service was installed resulting in the leak and explosion. These flexible connectors were recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the early 1990’s and MUST be replaced immediately if found in your home. This settlement exceeds Wisconsin’s wrongful death cap by $300K total.

Settlement:
$970,000

$970,000.00 settlement achieved on the second day of trial for death of 64 year-old woman survived by two adult children who was being transported via a mede-car van…
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$970,000.00 settlement achieved on the second day of trial for death of 64 year-old woman survived by two adult children who was being transported via a medi-car van that was in an automobile accident with another vehicle while she was being transported for minor surgery. She sustained a non-paralysis cervical fracture from the accident and died several days later due to a stress related cardiac event.

Settlement:
$890,000

Defendant’s insurance company claimed to have only a $500K policy and after a trial and appeal on the insurance coverage…
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$890,000.00 settlement for 57 year-old woman who was rear-ended and sustained cervical disk injury requiring a surgical fusion. Defendant’s insurance company claimed to have only a $500K policy and after a trial and appeal on the insurance coverage issue plaintiff prevailed in having the court find there was actually $1M of coverage on the vehicle that struck her.

Settlement:
$875,000

$875K Will County medical negligence settlement for 52 year -old woman that suffered an eye injury during routine nasal surgery.
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$875,000 Will County medical negligence settlement for 52 year -old woman that suffered an eye injury during routine nasal surgery.

Settlement:
$850,000

$850,000.00 medical negligence settlement for 33 year-old male resulting from improper abdominal surgery.
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$850,000.00 medical negligence settlement for 33 year-old male resulting from improper abdominal surgery.

Settlement:
$850,000

$850,000 settlement, no suit filed, against hospital and neurosuregeon for death of 55 year-old woman who died during the placement of a brain catheter to treat her terminal brain cancer.
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$850,000 settlement, no suit filed, against hospital and neurosuregeon for death of 55 year-old woman who died during the placement of a brain cathater to treat her terminal brain cancer. She was estimated to have 6 months to live at the time of her death.

Settlement:
$850,000

$850,000 Settlement for 27 Year-Old Who Needed Disk Replacement Surgery
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$850K settlement by trucking company for disk injury that required disk replacement surgery for 27 year old logistics worker. This settlement was paid after plaintiff prevailed in separate law suit filed by insurance company attempting to deny insurance coverage for the truck driver that caused the accident.

Verdict by jury:
$803,000

$803,000.00 jury verdict for a union roofing apprentice against the Chicago Board of Education for a serious leg injury sustained when he fell from an interior iron ladder at a school he was working at.
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$803,000.00 jury verdict for a union roofing apprentice against the Chicago Board of Education for a serious leg injury sustained when he fell from an interior iron ladder at a school he was working at.

Settlement:
$790,000

$790,000 Settlement for Tenant Against Landlord
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$790K settlement for woman against her land lord for back injuries sustained when her front porch railing came loose causing he to fall off the side of the stoop.

Settlement:
$766,000

$766,000 Settlement for Man Hit by Under-Insured Motorist.
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$766K settlement for 52 year old man that required a neck fusion procedure as a resulted of being rear ended by an under-insured driver while working.

Settlement:
$750,000

$750,000.00 settlement against nursing home for woman who drowned in bathtub while a patient at nursing home.

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$750,000.00 settlement against nursing home for woman who drowned in bathtub while a patient at nursing home.

Settlement:
$750,000

$750,000.00 settlement for 46 year-old male who was rear-ended in a low speed impact causing an aggravation of his pre-existing degenerative disk disease in his neck requiring surgery.
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$750,000.00 settlement for 46 year-old male who was rear-ended in a low speed impact causing an aggravation of his pre-existing degenerative disk disease in his neck requiring surgery.

Settlement:
$750,000

$750,000.00 settlement against trucking company for death of woman killed in automobile accident.
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$750,000.00 settlement against trucking company for death of woman killed in automobile accident.

Arbitration award:
$737,000

$737K award (present cash value) at trial for a 34 year-old union millwright apprentice who sustained a back injury.
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$737K award (present cash value) at trial for a 34 year-old union millwright apprentice who sustained a back injury. $20K was offered prior to trial

Settlement:
$735,000

$735,000.00 settlement plus complete waiver of $350,000.00 worker’s compensation lien for a 28-year-old construction laborer who fell approximately two feet off of an A-frame ladder…
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$735,000.00 settlement plus complete waiver of $350,000.00 worker’s compensation lien for a 28-year-old construction laborer who fell approximately two feet off of an A-frame ladder onto his right wrist sustaining a distal radial fracture. We sued the general contractor and a sub-contractor alleging that the defendants negligently exercised their control over safety on the project and should have given plaintiff a proper support to work from. The defendants alleged that the plaintiff did it to himself. This case settled the second day of trial during motions. No offer was ever extended prior to the start of trial.

Settlement:
$727,741

$727,741.00 Products liability settlement for 50 year-old woman who sustained heart damage and mitral valve repair due to results of Fen-Phen ingestion for weight loss.
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$727,741.00 Products liability settlement for 50 year-old woman who sustained heart damage and mitral valve repair due to results of Fen-Phen ingestion for weight loss.

Settlement:
$710,000

$710K settlement for a retired iron worker who was rear-ended by a school bus resulting in an aggravation of his prior work related injuries.
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$710K settlement for a retired iron worker who was rear-ended by a school bus resulting in an aggravation of his prior work related injuries necessitating additional surgery to his knee and shoulder. This same client previously received $1.675M for the work injuries.

Settlement:
$705,000

$705,000.00 Medical negligence settlement for 69 year-old retired man who sustained bowel perforation during a routine colonoscopy resulting in partial removal of his colon.
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$705,000.00 Medical negligence settlement for 69 year-old retired man who sustained bowel perforation during a routine colonoscopy resulting in partial removal of his colon.

Settlement:
$700,000

$700,000.00 settlement obtained for 19 year-old laborer who sustained a lis franc fracture of his foot and an arm fracture when he struck a dump truck broadside that pulled off of a stop sign.
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$700,000.00 settlement obtained for 19 year-old laborer who sustained a lis franc fracture of his foot and an arm fracture when he struck a dump truck broadside that pulled off of a stop sign. This case settled at trial immediately before opening statements for an amount nearly three times what was offered prior to trial.

Settlement:
$700,000

$700,000.00 settlement for a 49-year-old woman for injuries she sustained as a result of an automobile accident…
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$700,000.00 settlement for a 49-year-old woman for injuries she sustained as a result of an automobile accident wherein a car spun out across her lanes of traffic and struck her vehicle on I-88 while claiming a “phantom vehicle” caused defendant’s vehicle to lose control. Plaintiff sustained an aggravation of a previously asymptomatic degenerative cervical disc disease that ultimately required a two-level cervical fusion.

Settlement:
$650,000

$650,000.00 settlement for 24 year-old school teacher who suffered a fractured heel and an “pylon fracture” of his other ankle when an elevated deck collapsed at an apartment building where he was attending a get together with friends.
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$650,000.00 settlement for 24 year-old school teacher who suffered a fractured heel and an “pylon fracture” of his other ankle when an elevated deck collapsed at an apartment building where he was attending a get together with friends. No wage loss claim was presented. This is the highest known settlement in the county where the accident occurred for this type of injury.

Settlement:
$600,000

$600,000.00 settlement for 30 year-old male who was rear-ended and sustained two lumbar disk herniations. Plaintiff did not have a recommended spinal fusion procedure.
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$600,000.00 settlement for 30 year-old male who was rear-ended and sustained two lumbar disk herniations. Plaintiff did not have a recommended spinal fusion procedure.

Settlement:
$600,000

$600,000.00 settlement for an 18 year-old female car passenger who sustained a fractured femur with rod insertion and a moderate traumatic brain injury.
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$600,000.00 settlement for an 18 year-old female car passenger who sustained a fractured femur with rod insertion and a moderate traumatic brain injury. This occurred because the driver of the automobile fell asleep and crashed along the highway in downstate Illinois. Defense contended through an expert that any cognitive deficits were not related to the subject automobile accident.

Settlement:
$600,000

$600K settlement for 36 year-old woman injured in vehicle collision
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$600K settlement for 36 year-old woman who sustained a labral tear in her shoulder that required surgery as a result of an intersectional collision.

Verdict by jury:
$580,000

$580,000.00 jury verdict in a slip and fall case.
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$580,000.00 jury verdict in a slip and fall case.

Settlement:
$577,211

$557,211 Uniderinsured arbitration award for self-employed painter that sustained a recurrent disc herniation requiring an additional back surgery.
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$557,211 Uniderinsured arbitration award for self-employed painter that sustained a recurrent disc herniation requiring an additional back surgery.

Verdict by jury:
$565,000

$565K Jury Verdict for Independent Trim Carpenter doubles what was offered before trial.
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$565K Jury Verdict for Independent trim carpenter against general contractor, Father and Sons Home Improvement, on a home remolding project for their failure to ensure proper hand rails on a stairwell leading to the work area. This is more than double what was offered before trial.

Verdict by jury:
$537,000

$537,000.00 jury verdict against a developer for a carpenter’s helper who sustained a serious knee injury when a joist he was standing on gave way, and he fell into the basement of a building he was constructing.
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$537,000.00 jury verdict against a developer for a carpenter’s helper who sustained a serious knee injury when a joist he was standing on gave way, and he fell into the basement of a building he was constructing.

Settlement:
$500,000

$500,000.00 settlement for a 45-year-old Albanian immigrant welder whose arm was crushed when a trailer of a tractor trailer he was working on fell onto his arm, causing numerous fractures.
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$500,000.00 settlement for a 45-year-old Albanian immigrant welder whose arm was crushed when a trailer of a tractor trailer he was working on fell onto his arm, causing numerous fractures. This settlement was paid after a week of trial and was nearly seven times the defendant’s initial settlement offer in the case.

Settlement:
$500,000

$500,000.00 settlement for a 50 year-old truck driver who fell in a rut in a parking lot where he was working, this in bilateral rotator cuff tears that required a job change.
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$500,000.00 settlement for a 50 year-old truck driver who fell in a rut in a parking lot where he was working, this in bilateral rotator cuff tears that required a job change. We also obtained a complete waiver of a $215,000.00 workers’ compensation lien for our client raising his total recovery to $715,000.00 for his injuries.

Settlement:
$500,000

$500,000 settlement for 26-year-old single mother who was sideswiped by a pickup truck and underwent a very minor neck surgery.
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$500,000 settlement for 26-year-old single mother who was sideswiped by a pickup truck and underwent a very minor neck surgery.

Settlement:
$475,000

$475,000.00 settlement for 29 year-old male who was rear-ended by a semi truck. He sustained herniated disks in his neck with no surgery.
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$475,000.00 settlement for 29 year-old male who was rear-ended by a semi truck. He sustained herniated disks in his neck with no surgery.

Settlement:
$475,000

$475,000.00 settlement (other driver’s policy limits) for spleen rupture sustained by bank employee when other driver made improper left hand turn.
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$475,000.00 settlement (other driver’s policy limits) for spleen rupture sustained by bank employee when other driver made improper left hand turn. This settlement was reached shortly after the lawsuit was filed.

Settlement:
$460,000

$460,000.00 settlement for 70 year-old woman who was in an inter-sectional collision with a City of Chicago squad car and suffered a non-operated cervical fracture and a surgically repaired ankle fracture.
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$460,000.00 settlement for 70 year-old woman who was in an inter-sectional collision with a City of Chicago squad car and suffered a non-operated cervical fracture and a surgically repaired ankle fracture. This case settled before the assigned trial judge for more than double the original offer.

Settlement:
$450,000

$450,000 for 50-year-old union pipefitter who underwent neck and back surgeries.
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$450,000 for 50-year-old union pipefitter who underwent neck and back surgeries.

Settlement:
$405,000

$405K settlement for 39 year-old union carpenter with hip, back, and pelvic fractures.
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$405K settlement for a 39 year-old union carpenter with hip, back, and pelvic fractures.

Settlement:
$400,000

$400,000.00 settlement for 42 year-old union pipe fitter who fell at a job site and fractured his foot.
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$400,000.00 settlement for 42 year-old union pipe fitter who fell at a job site and fractured his foot. During rehabilitation for his foot injury he developed a burning sensation in neck and was later determined to have a cervical disk injury requiring a fusion surgery from his crutch use for the foot fracture. Plaintiff returned to work full duty no restrictions within 11 months of injury.

Settlement:
$400,000

$400,000.00 wrongful death settlement for a 68 year-old grandmother who fell down a flight of stairs and died as a result of a 1/4” defect in the nosing of the stairs she was descending while visiting a private school.
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$400,000.00 wrongful death settlement for a 68 year-old grandmother who fell down a flight of stairs and died as a result of a 1/4” defect in the nosing of the stairs she was descending while visiting a private school. A memorial at the school was also erected in her memory as part of the settlement.

Settlement:
$400,000

$400K settlement for male and female students rear-ended on Interstate 94 by a semi-tractor trailer in Michigan causing them to suffer neck and back injuries without surgery.
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$400K settlement for male and female students rear-ended on Interstate 94 by a semi-tractor trailer in Michigan causing them to suffer neck and back injuries without surgery. Under Michigan law these plaintiffs also received a life time medical benefit for their injuries.

Settlement:
$365,000

$365,000.00 settlement for the death of a 63-year-old union construction worker with a history of throat cancer…
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$365,000.00 settlement for the death of a 63-year-old union construction worker with a history of throat cancer and who had no wife or children, and his closest living relative was a 79-year-old uncle living in another state. This case settled at the start of trial.

Settlement:
$350,000

$350,000 settlement for 62-year-old office worker who underwent two back surgeries.
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$350,000 settlement for 62-year-old office worker who underwent two back surgeries.

Settlement:
$310,000

$310,000 settlement for a 58-year-old union laborer who underwent two back surgeries.
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$310,000 settlement for a 58-year-old union laborer who underwent two back surgeries.

Settlement:
$302,000

$302K lump sum settlement for 47 year-old union laborer.
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$302K lump sum settlement for 47 year-old union laborer

Settlement:
$300,000

$300K settlement for union pipefitter with neck injury.
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$300K settlement for union pipefitter with neck injury.

Settlement:
$300,000

$300K settlement for union pipefitter with back injury.
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$300K settlement for union pipefitter with back injury.

Settlement:
$295,000

$295K settlement for union brick layer with knee injury
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$295K settlement for union brick layer with knee injury.

Settlement:
$285,000

$285K for 55 year-old grain elevator worker with a back injury.
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$285K for 55 year-old grain elevator worker with a back injury.

Settlement:
$250,000

$250K lump sum settlement for 37 year-old union iron worker.
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$250K lump sum settlement for 37 year-old union iron worker.

Settlement:
$250,000

$250K settlement for union carpenter with non-operated back injury
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$250K settlement for union carpenter with non-operated back injury.

Settlement:
$250,000

$250,000 settlement for a 38-year-old youth counselor who underwent a surgical revision of a previously injured shoulder.
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$250,000 settlement for a 38-year-old youth counselor who underwent a surgical revision of a previously injured shoulder.

Settlement:
$242,378

$242,378 for a 60 year-old union laborer with shoulder and neck injuries.
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$242,378 for a 60 year-old union laborer with shoulder and neck injuries.

Settlement:
$230,000

$230K settlement for a 35 year-old union truck driver with back injury
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$230K settlement for a 35 year-old union truck driver with back injury.

Settlement:
$201,000

$201K settlement for a 36 year-old union laborer with a torn rotator cuff.
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$201K settlement for a 36 year-old union laborer with a torn rotator cuff.

Settlement:
$200,000

$200K settlement for union pipefitter with back injury, returned to work.
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$200K settlement for union pipefitter with back injury, returned to work.

Settlement:
$191,417

$191,417.54 settlement for a 53 year-old truck driver with shoulder and back injuries.
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$191,417.54 settlement for a 53 year-old truck driver with shoulder and back injuries.

Settlement:
$185,000

$185K settlement for union truck mechanic.
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$185K settlement for union truck mechanic.

Settlement:
$184,000

$184K settlement for a 43 year-old union truck driver with neck & shoulder injury.
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$184K settlement for a 43 year-old union truck driver with neck & shoulder injury.

Settlement:
$180,000

$180K settlement for a union carpenter with shoulder injury.
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$180K settlement for a union carpenter with shoulder injury.

Settlement:
$175,000

$175K settlement for a union electronics installer.
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$175K settlement for a union electronics installer.

Settlement:
$175,000

$175,000 settlement plus coverage for impending back surgery for a 51-year-old delivery driver.
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$175,000 settlement plus coverage for impending back surgery for a 51-year-old delivery driver.

Settlement:
$171,000

$171K lump sum settlement for 47 year-old union electrician.
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$171K lump sum settlement for 47 year-old union electrician.

Settlement:
$158,000

$158,000 for 52-year-old electrician with back and shoulder surgeries.
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$158,000 for 52-year-old electrician with back and shoulder surgeries.

Arbitration award:
$151,000

$151,000 award plus $440.00 per week awarded for life for a 51-year-old union carpenter with multiple shoulder injuries.
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$151,000 award plus $440.00 per week awarded for life for a 51-year-old union carpenter with multiple shoulder injuries.

Settlement:
$150,000

$150,000 for 22-year-old union electrician who had 2 ACL repair surgeries.
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$150,000 for 22-year-old union electrician who had 2 ACL repair surgeries.

Settlement:
$150,000

$150,000 for 22-year-old union electrician who had 2 ACL repair surgeries.
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$150,000 for 22-year-old union electrician who had 2 ACL repair surgeries.

Settlement:
$140,000

$140,000 for 65-year-old nurse with multiple wrist surgeries.
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$140,000 for 65-year-old nurse with multiple wrist surgeries.

Settlement:
$137,000

$137,000 settlement for a 44-year-old delivery driver who underwent two minor back surgeries.
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$137,000 settlement for a 44-year-old delivery driver who underwent two minor back surgeries.

Settlement:
$130,000

$130K for a 54 year-old roofer with a neural arm injury.
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$130K for a 54 year-old roofer with a neural arm injury.

Settlement:
$120,000

$120K settlement for a 32 year-old salesperson with a neck injury.
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$120K settlement for a 32 year-old salesperson with a neck injury.

Settlement:
$119,000

$119K settlement for a 55 year-old truck driver with a back injury.
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$119K settlement for a 55 year-old truck driver with a back injury.

Settlement:
$113,000

$113K lump sum settlement for 35 year-old union equipment operator.
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$113K lump sum settlement for 35 year-old union equipment operator

Settlement: Confidential

Confidential settlement for homeless man run over by commuter train after he fell asleep on tracks near pedestrian platform and suffered a bi-lateral leg amputation when the train entered the station and ran him over.
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Confidential settlement for homeless man run over by commuter train after he fell asleep on tracks near pedestrian platform and suffered a bi-lateral leg amputation when the train entered the station and ran him over. Using extensive expert work including recreating the accident with the use of an actual commuter train we obtained a favorable settlement for this man.

Settlement: Confidential

Wrongful Death Results in Settlement for Amount That Was Four Times What Was Offered Prior to Trial.
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Confidential settlement for terminally ill 80 year old woman that was resident in an independent living senior apartment who fell asleep while smoking on nasal oxygen causing a significant fire and ultimately resulted in her death. This case was settled during trial for amount more than four times what was offered prior to trial.