47 Year Conviction Vacated; Peoria, IL
Our attorneys were able to vacate the conviction of a man who had been wrongfully imprisoned for ...
Our attorneys were able to vacate the conviction of a man who had been wrongfully imprisoned for 47 years for a crime he did not commit. A civil suit is pending.
20 Year Conviction Vacated; Kankakee, IL
Our attorneys were able to vacate the conviction of a man who had been wrongfully imprisoned for 20 years for a crime he did not commit. A civil suit is pending.
Product Liability Case for Brain Injury from Defective Ladder
Our client, a 70-year-old retiree was doing yard work on a ladder. Unbeknownst to our client, th...
Our client, a 70-year-old retiree was doing yard work on a ladder. Unbeknownst to our client, the ladder had a defective design. While our client was on the ladder, the ladder collapsed. The fall resulted in significant brain injury to our client. As a result of his brain injury, the client has to live in an assisted living facility, where his wife supervises his medical care. The verdict has provided our client’s wife with the comfort of knowing that her husband will be taken care of for the rest of his life. Additionally, she was able to retire and spend every day with her husband helping him with his daily activities.
Brain Injury resulting from Medical Malpractice
Our 40-year-old client fell and hit his head. He went to the hospital where an abnormality was f...
Our 40-year-old client fell and hit his head. He went to the hospital where an abnormality was found on his brain. The defendant doctor and hospital misdiagnosed the brain abnormality and discharged him home. The brain abnormality resulted in a brain aneurysm. The aneurysm caused catastrophic damage, including significant neurological deficits and paraplegia. The settlement has provided enough money for the client to have round the clock care in his home, so he may remain living at home with his wife and two young children.
State Trooper Injured by Sleeping Truck Driver
Our client was working as an Illinois State Trooper helping to assist a broken-down vehicle when ...
Our client was working as an Illinois State Trooper helping to assist a broken-down vehicle when a truck driver who had driven longer than Federal Regulations permitted, fell asleep and struck our client. As a result of the collision, our client suffered significant burns over 60% of his body. The settlement was paid by the driver, the trucking company and the logistics company. The driver was negligent for falling asleep at the wheel. The trucking company and the logistics company were negligent for their role and complicity in permitting the driver to violate the Federal Trucking Regulations. The driver was also criminally prosecuted and received a 3-year sentence. Despite his injuries and significant permanent scarring and limitations, our brave client returned to work as an Illinois State Trooper.
Death of Pregnant Mom from Pneumonia
Our client was a 40-year-old 32-week pregnant Mom of five children. During her pregnancy she acq...
Our client was a 40-year-old 32-week pregnant Mom of five children. During her pregnancy she acquired pneumonia. After not feeling well and admitting herself into the hospital, her doctor and nurses failed to recognize and appreciate the severity of her respiratory condition and her continued decline. Our client’s bronchopneumonia lead to cardiopulmonary collapse and the physicians and hospital failed to diagnose and treat her timely. Unfortunately, our client and her unborn child died while in the hospital. The mom left behind 3 adult children and 2 minors, all girls, and the 32-week fetus would have been her first son. The surviving husband and father is a Cook County Sheriff’s deputy and this money has helped provide for him and the children. She is missed every day.
Wrongful Arrest of 8-Year-Old
The client was an 8-year-old boy who had been wrongfully charged with the 1998 murder of 11-year-...
The client was an 8-year-old boy who had been wrongfully charged with the 1998 murder of 11-year-old Ryan Harris. The boy was charged with murder based upon an alleged confession that another child made implicating both children to police detectives. Officers found semen on the 11-year-old decedent and signs of sexual abuse. The police eventually undertook steps to determine if an 8-year-old could produce semen, which it was confirmed they could not. Additionally, the sperm matched the DNA profile of a serial rapist in the area. The boys were kept in custody and then released to their parents after having been housed in a mental health facility for a period of time. The settlement provided significant opportunities for our client who continues to suffer from the trauma of being arrested and accused of such a terrible crime at such a young age.
Motorcyclist Hit by Confused Driver
Our client was riding his motorcycle through a construction zone. The defendant car driver was c...
Our client was riding his motorcycle through a construction zone. The defendant car driver was confused by the traffic patterns created by the construction zone. The construction company had improperly laid out various cones, barrels, and traffic safety devices, contributing to the car driver to becoming confused. As a result, the defendant car driver turned directly in front of our motorcycle client, resulting in a terrible collision, where our client flew over the car and severely injured his leg. As a result of his injuries, the client had many surgeries on his leg to save his leg. While his leg was physically saved, the client had chronic nerve pain and neuropathy in his leg.
Innocent Victim Injured During a Police Chase
Late one evening after a hockey game, our client was driving home through the west side of Chicag...
Late one evening after a hockey game, our client was driving home through the west side of Chicago. At the same time, unbeknownst to our client, a Merrionette Park Police Officer was pursuing a suspect into Chicago at high rates of speed in violation of police general orders. The fleeing suspect crashed into our client, resulting in his ejection from his vehicle and causing catastrophic injuries. The client suffered a closed head injury, facial and spinal fractures, and was rendered an incomplete quadriplegic. While the settlement will never fully restore our client to his pre-incident condition, the settlement funds have helped provide much-needed therapy for the rest of his life so he can continue to work and interact with his son despite his disabilities.
Police Chase Resulting in Death of a Mom
Our client was a mother of five, on her way home with one of her daughters in the car. Unbeknown...
Our client was a mother of five, on her way home with one of her daughters in the car. Unbeknownst to our client, police officers were chasing a man for running a stop sign. The pursuit reached excessive speeds over an extended period of time in violation of safety standards and police general orders. Despite knowing who was driving the fleeing vehicle and the pursuit being unreasonably dangers and against general orders, the police continued to pursue the person who ran the stop sign. After a mile-long pursuit, at excessive speeds, the pursued vehicle crashed into the driver’s side door of our client. Our client died instantly. The fleeing suspect was also tried criminally and sentenced to a period of incarceration. The police and the driver of the fleeing vehicle were both found negligent and responsible for the death of our client. The settlement funds have allowed her two oldest children to remain close to the minor children and helped pay for each of the children’s future school endeavors. The school her children attended set up a plaque and honor in their mother’s name.
Pipefitter Injured on the Job
Our client was a 50-year-old union pipefitter who was fixing a leaking fire sprinkler at a wareho...
Our client was a 50-year-old union pipefitter who was fixing a leaking fire sprinkler at a warehouse. The pipe was too high for his ladder, so the warehouse provided a lift basket which was attached to a forklift. The forklift driver improperly picked up the lift basket. As a result of improperly picking up the basket, the basket slid off the side of the forklift, when at its highest point, causing our client to fall more than 20 feet to the ground below. The fall resulted in catastrophic injuries to our client. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, with significant cognition problems, a broken arm, leg, and pelvis. As a result of his injuries, our client was unable to work again or provide for his family. The settlement monies will provide some financial stability for his family for the future, but his cognitive functioning remains extremely limited.
Woman with CRPS
Our 50-year-old client was walking through a hotel lobby when she tripped and fell on a table lef...
Our 50-year-old client was walking through a hotel lobby when she tripped and fell on a table left in the lobby by the defendant event staffing company. As a result of falling, our client suffered a leg injury, which eventually resolved and a crippling arm injury, known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). The defendant argued that our client was responsible for her own injuries and that her injuries were not as she described. We were successful in convincing the Court that she was not responsible for her injuries and established that her injuries were as significant as she described. While the verdict will not resolve our client’s chronic pain in her arm, it does provide some assistance and compensation for the injuries the defendant caused.
Ironworker’s Work Injury
Our client, a female 38-year-old Local 1 Ironworker was working at the Rush Medical Center constr...
Our client, a female 38-year-old Local 1 Ironworker was working at the Rush Medical Center construction project, where the defendant had provided a crane and operator. Our client was helping dismantle the crane, removing wooden planks that formed the base on which the crane's outrigger pads had been stationed, when defendant’s employee retracted the outrigger without warning, catching her elbow. Our client sustained elbow damage with medial epicondylitis, and underwent nerve transposition surgery, but could not return to ironwork. The settlement funds will assist her in covering her monthly expenses since she cannot return to ironworking.
Death of Mother from Sepsis
Our client, a 68-year-old wife, and mother of four adult children died after contracting sepsis f...
Our client, a 68-year-old wife, and mother of four adult children died after contracting sepsis from a perforated bowel that occurred during umbilical hernia repair surgery. The hospital and physicians failed to recognize the sepsis and did not implement antibiotic treatment, which would have saved her life. While the settlement will not bring back the matriarch of this wonderful family, we were able to hold those responsible for her death accountable for their negligent care and treatment.
Death of 10-Month-Old from Bacterial Colitis
Our client’s son, a 10-month-old infant, died from sepsis after contracting bacterial colitis, ...
Our client’s son, a 10-month-old infant, died from sepsis after contracting bacterial colitis, which went undiagnosed. After showing signs of being sick, his parents brought him to the emergency room. The emergency room contacted the family’s pediatrician. The baby was admitted to the hospital and his condition continued to deteriorate throughout the night. The hospital staff did not appreciate the severity of the baby’s worsening condition and the pediatrician never came to the hospital. Unfortunately, the lack of communication and the lack of recognition of the severity of the baby’s condition lead to the baby’s demise. The baby was survived by both parents and three minor siblings.
Misdiagnosed Aortic Dissection
Our Client, a 49-year-old man presented to the defendant’s emergency room with chest pain and f...
Our Client, a 49-year-old man presented to the defendant’s emergency room with chest pain and fatigue, elevated troponin levels, and an abnormal EKG. The cardiologist performed a transthoracic echocardiogram, which was normal, so the cardiologist diagnosed pericarditis and gave the patient steroids. The steroids provided some relief of his chest pain, and he was discharged. Unfortunately, this was the wrong diagnosis. The patient went home and died of an aortic dissection. The client was survived by his wife and two adult children.
Misdiagnosed Bowel Obstruction
Our client, a 53-year-old male, went to his primary care physician and a gastroenterologist with ...
Our client, a 53-year-old male, went to his primary care physician and a gastroenterologist with a significant decrease in bowel movements. The GI doctor ordered a colonoscopy and prescribed laxatives. Laxatives are contraindicated for a patient with a bowel obstruction. The laxatives, combined with the bowel obstruction, increased the pressure in the client’s colon which caused it to spontaneously rupture. The ruptured bowel left the client septic and damaged his colon, requiring a permanent colostomy. The settlement helped cover the client’s missed work and provided money to compensate him for his pain and suffering
Mother Killed by Truck
Our client, a 47-year-old single mother of three sons, was driving to work in the very early morn...
Our client, a 47-year-old single mother of three sons, was driving to work in the very early morning. At that time, the defendant truck driver was also driving on I-55. While driving to work, our client’s vehicle struck a crash barrel and was broken down in the far right lane of travel. At trial, expert testimony was presented that the truck driver who struck her should have seen her if he was paying attention and would have had time to change lanes. The jury returned a verdict of $1.6 Million, but the case was subsequently settled for $960,000.
Brain Injury from Poorly Designed Stairs
Our client, a 69-year-old window blinds installer was working at the Defendant’s home, when he ...
Our client, a 69-year-old window blinds installer was working at the Defendant’s home, when he exited through a side door and fell down an adjacent stairway. He sustained a traumatic brain injury, thirteen skull fractures, severe cognitive and behavioral deficits, impaired executive brain function, hearing loss, impaired speech, memory impairment, emotional dysfunction, loss of balance and coordination, impaired vision, confusion, depression, sexual dysfunction, disorientation, and inability to orientate to reality. The stairway presented an unreasonable risk of harm because it was no more than five inches from the doorway and was unprotected, and there were no warnings alerting someone to the presence of the stairway in proximity to the door. The verdict has helped our client and his wife acclimate to his new normal from his resulting TBI.
Our client, a 16-year-old male was arrested by the police and charged with murder. He was arreste...
Our client, a 16-year-old male was arrested by the police and charged with murder. He was arrested after a man who had been arrested for selling crack to an undercover police officer who then asked the arrestee if he knew about a murder that occurred nearby the night before. The arrestee told police that our client had committed the murder and had "confessed" to the arrestee. The police went out and arrested our client. Our client was held in the police station for several hours before he allegedly confessed in an oral and written statement. Our client argued that the police improperly believed the man arrested for selling crack and disregarded strong evidence that the crack selling arrestee himself was likely the killer. Our client stated he was physically coerced into confessing to the facts as relayed by the informant through the police. Significantly, the informant claimed our client said he stabbed the woman, and our client’s written statement recounted that he stabbed the woman, but there was no evidence the woman had been stabbed. Within a day, the Medical Examiner's Office reported to the police that the victim had been strangled and beaten, but never stabbed. The detectives tried unsuccessfully to persuade the medical examiner to re-examine the body. The detectives conceded on the witness stand there was no physical or forensic evidence that corroborated our client’s confession or in any way pointed to his guilt, and that much of the existing evidence actually contradicted his statement. One of the police officers had testified before the grand jury in support of the stabbing theory, the indictment charged our client with stabbing the victim to death, and both police detectives testified at his criminal trial that they still believed the victim was stabbed. Our client asserted the detectives disregarded evidence of his innocence, failed to follow leads, failed to interview potential witnesses, and ignored the fact that the informant was a violent and dangerous criminal who was wearing a jacket with the victim's blood on it at the very time he was telling the police that our client committed the murder. At his criminal trial, our client was represented by retired judge R. Eugene Pincham who has worked on civil matters with Brian Monico prior to his death in 2008. Our client was found not guilty by the judge in the criminal trial. There were two prior civil trials which were tried by R. Eugene Pincham and Andre Grant which resulted in two mistrials. Brian and his firm were part of the third trial, which resulted in a victory for our client. During the trial, Brian Monico won, our client was in custody awaiting trial on unrelated charges, so Sheriff's deputies were guarding him in the courtroom throughout the trial.
Fire Caused by Defective Television Set
Our client was an 8-year-old boy who was staying overnight at his godparents’ house. While ups...
Our client was an 8-year-old boy who was staying overnight at his godparents’ house. While upstairs in bed, a television started on fire on the first floor. The fire quickly spread throughout the house. The children were trapped upstairs and died. Our client was one of four children who died in the fire. Our client was survived by his mother and one half-brother. Brian Monico has maintained a close relationship with the mother, who has become a close family friend. She has been at each of Brian’s children’s baptisms and many family parties.
Autistic Teen’s Medication Error
Our client was a young man who was severely autistic whose mother was his representative at trial...
Our client was a young man who was severely autistic whose mother was his representative at trial. At 14, our client began seeing the defendant child psychiatrist for treatment. The defendant psychiatrist prescribed the drug Zyprexa, which is an antipsychotic medication. Our client continued taking the Zyprexa for three years, with only a few office visits at defendant psychiatrist’s Northbrook office during this time period. However, ingestion of the drug caused him to develop tardive dyskinesia, an abnormal involuntary movement disorder involving his facial muscles, tongue, and eyelids. We held the defendant psychiatrist responsible for improperly monitoring the child while he was on Zyprexa to determine the drug's effectiveness and assess him for the development of drug side effects, failing to provide parents with informed consent concerning the risks and benefits of Zyprexa, failing to diagnose tardive dyskinesia when he presented with complaints of tongue thrusting, and failing to timely order a neurological evaluation. Tardive dyskinesia is a known side effect of antipsychotic medications, which can be reversed or stopped if caught early. In addition to the permanent tardive dyskinesia, the teen developed symptoms of tardive akathisia (motor restlessness with random flailing and incessant motion). The verdict was subsequently settled for the limits of the defendant psychiatrist’s insurance policy of $1,000,000.
Rear-End Car Accident
Our client, a 55-year-old man driving from O'Hare Airport to Indiana to care for his ailing fathe...
Our client, a 55-year-old man driving from O'Hare Airport to Indiana to care for his ailing father and was stopped in traffic on southbound Interstate 294 when the defendant was traveling too fast for conditions and slammed into the back of his car. The impact pushed our client’s vehicle under the semi-trailer truck in front of him. Our client was a business analyst who sustained a closed head injury, concussion, post-concussion syndrome, neck and back injuries, and a right thumb injury requiring surgery and eventual surgical joint replacement with extensive physical therapy. The case settled after trial for the Defendant’s policy limits of $1,250,000.
Overdose of Pain Medication Following Knee Surgery
Our client was a 53-year-old man who needed knee replacement surgery. He went to an orthopedic s...
Our client was a 53-year-old man who needed knee replacement surgery. He went to an orthopedic surgeon who did a same-day procedure. Postoperatively, he was required to have a home health nurse come to the house to evaluate him. He took his pain medication as prescribed. Our client started adversely reacting to the medication. He began sweating, hallucinating, he was less alert and groggy. The doctor’s office was called and the family was informed to skip a medication cycle. He went to sleep and never woke up. The patient had been given Norco and Hydrocodone which was contraindicated with his heart condition and sleep apnea. Our client was survived by his wife and two adult children.
Negligent Cardiac Catheterization
Our client, a 62-year-old female, underwent a cardiac catheterization at the defendant hospital. ...
Our client, a 62-year-old female, underwent a cardiac catheterization at the defendant hospital. The doctor accessed the artery near the inguinal ligament, known as a "high stick," which carries an increased risk of retroperitoneal hemorrhage and pseudoaneurysm. The doctor failed to take precautions to minimize those risks, and also used an Angio-Seal closure device which, as explicitly stated in the package insert, should not be used in high stick cases. The day after the procedure, our client suffered a retroperitoneal hematoma and pseudoaneurysm, which led to a fatal hemoperitoneum. The hospital staff’s failure to monitor her blood pressure, and hemoglobin and hematocrit levels more closely also contributed to her death. Further, an ultrasound or CT scan should have been done, as it would have identified the pseudoaneurysm and retroperitoneal bleed in time for successful treatment. Our client was survived by her husband and two adult children.
Death of Woman Who was Over-medicated
Our client was severely mentally retarded and an inpatient at a psychiatric facility. Unfortunat...
Our client was severely mentally retarded and an inpatient at a psychiatric facility. Unfortunately, she was overmedicated which resulted in her death. Defendant psychiatric facility failed to monitor the patient which resulted in her signs and symptoms of overdose being ignored. Plaintiff was survived by her mother and five adult siblings.
Woman’s Broken Hip After Car Jumps the Curb
Our client, a 65-year-old woman visiting Chicago from Kentucky was walking down Michigan Avenue t...
Our client, a 65-year-old woman visiting Chicago from Kentucky was walking down Michigan Avenue to her hotel. While walking down the street, a car made an illegal left turn in front of another car, resulting in one of the cars losing control, jumping the curb and striking our client. She broke her left hip. She has made a good recovery since being struck by the car.
Truck Driver’s Negligence
Our client, a 33-year-old male in the hospitality business, who happened to be blind in one eye w...
Our client, a 33-year-old male in the hospitality business, who happened to be blind in one eye was walking home from the store. From his blind side, a truck driver turned right while our client was walking in the cross-walk. As a result of being struck, our client sustained a degloving injury to his right foot and several foot fractures. Our client made a good recovery and still has scarring on his foot, but has full use of his foot.
Achilles Tendon Rupture from Too Much Medication
Our client, a 55-year-old woman received corticosteroid injections to the area around her left Ac...
Our client, a 55-year-old woman received corticosteroid injections to the area around her left Achilles tendon. The defendant doctor administered three injections in an 18-day period, which was too much in too short a time period. This caused our client’s Achilles tendon to rupture, which required surgery. She suffered post-op wound healing complications that required a skin graft and resulted in scarring.
Wrong Level Spine Surgery
Our client, a 52-year-old female police officer went to a spine surgeon for her bad back. Surger...
Our client, a 52-year-old female police officer went to a spine surgeon for her bad back. Surgery was scheduled for a particular spine level. Unfortunately, the surgeon performed surgery at the wrong level of her spine. The client had residual pain from the wrong level surgery site but has made a good recovery.
Burns from Tanning Booth
Our client, a 30-year-old attorney went to a tanning facility. She entered a standup tanning boo...
Our client, a 30-year-old attorney went to a tanning facility. She entered a standup tanning booth and began tanning, but after a few minutes, she felt it was getting too hot and attempted to exit the booth early. However, the booth door was stuck when she tried to open it, so she had to exert more force on the door to push it open. As a result, she made contact with the tanning bulbs and sustained multiple burns. She suffered three burns on her back (including a 3rd-degree burn on the center midline of her back), two 2nd degree burns on her shoulder, and one burn on her arm. Initial treatment consisted of topical ointments, debridement procedures, and one steroid injection, but she eventually required excision of the most severe full-thickness burn on her back as well as surgical removal of a severely dysplastic nevus within the burn site. She was left with permanent scars on her back from the burns and surgery, and she has an increased risk of developing future melanoma, requiring full-body scans and removal of all potentially abnormal nevi. The tanning booth door became stuck due to the defendant’s improper installation of the tanning booth and inadequate installation of protective grating over the tanning bulbs, which is supposed to prevent contact with the ultraviolet bulbs. Illinois law requires a physical barrier overall tanning bulbs to protect consumers from contacting the ultraviolet lamps. The defendant tried to argue that our client waived any claim for injury when she signed a consent and release form at the salon, but the owner admitted on cross-exam that the release did not apply to the injuries in this incident and such injuries were not contemplated by either party prior to signing the release; therefore, this argument was withdrawn from consideration by the jury.
Loss of Stored Sperm
Our client, a single 29-year-old cancer survivor had saved his sperm with the defendant facility ...
Our client, a single 29-year-old cancer survivor had saved his sperm with the defendant facility for future use prior to his cancer treatment. The cryotanks storing the sperm malfunctioned. Alarms went off to notify the defendant’s facility personnel, but they failed to respond. Our client’s saved sperm was destroyed.
Bar Fight Injuries
Our client, a 25-year-old man was at a bar with his friends when a fight broke out. When our cli...
Our client, a 25-year-old man was at a bar with his friends when a fight broke out. When our client tried to break up the fight, he was sucker-punched with a glass to his face. The entire incident was caught on surveillance footage. Our client had severe facial lacerations and scarring. The deft admitted to police that he struck our client, but asserted his 5th Amendment right at deposition and trial. Defendants argued that our client was responsible for getting involved in the fight.
Back Injuries from Rear End Collision
Our client, a 50-year-old male, was rear-ended while stopped in traffic. As a result, his bad bac...
Our client, a 50-year-old male, was rear-ended while stopped in traffic. As a result, his bad back was aggravated and required additional care and treatment.
Dock Worker Hit by Reversing Truck
Our client, a 50-year-old male dock worker was receiving a shipment from a truck. The dock worke...
Our client, a 50-year-old male dock worker was receiving a shipment from a truck. The dock worker informed the truck driver that the dock plate was not working and that he needed to get down on the floor of the loading dock to fix it. While he was fixing the dock plate, the truck driver, who was on the phone, backed up his truck and struck our client. Our client suffered a loss of consciousness, several broken ribs, and a punctured lung. Our client made a good recovery and had some soft tissue injuries which persisted.
Hip Fracture on Wet Dance Floor
Our client, a 49-year-old resident of Brooklyn, New York, was in Chicago attending his niece's Ba...
Our client, a 49-year-old resident of Brooklyn, New York, was in Chicago attending his niece's Bat Mitzvah. After walking across the dance floor, he slipped and fell on a wet substance. He fractured his left hip which required surgical intervention. The dance floor was wet because the staff had been notified of a spill on the dance floor, which they attempted to clean up but did not complete the task properly, and they failed to place cones or signs on the floor where the spill occurred. Our client made a good recovery after hip surgery and returned to New York.
Our client, a 38-year-old male attended a New Year's Eve party. He went up to the rooftop of the ...
Our client, a 38-year-old male attended a New Year's Eve party. He went up to the rooftop of the three-story building to watch fireworks and make a phone call. Other people had been firing gunshots from the roof before he went up there, but he never saw anyone shoot weapons while he was on the roof. Police arrived at the scene during the early morning hours of January 1st. When the police entered the roof, only our client and another man were still on the rooftop. That person was an off-duty security guard who had his service weapon with him. The off-duty security guard tossed his gun into the corner of the rooftop while police ascended to the roof. When police arrived on the roof, they claimed our client had the gun and was crouched in the corner attempting to hide the weapon. Despite the fact that the off-duty security officer informed the police that the gun was his service weapon, they arrested our client for possession of a weapon by a felon. Our client and the off-duty security officer had never met before and did not know each other at the time of the arrest. At his criminal trial, our client denied he ever touched the gun, denied he was in the corner with the gun, and denied he was even able to crouch as police described because of his size (6'3", 350 lbs). The off-duty security officer testified at the criminal trial that the gun was his and he never gave it to our client. Our client was found not guilty and released from custody after being held for ten months since his arrest. The arresting officers insisted they were 100% certain that their version was accurate. The jury found in favor of our client on three counts: false arrest, malicious prosecution, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Our client was injured when she slipped and fell at a health center resulting in soft tissue inju...
Our client was injured when she slipped and fell at a health center resulting in soft tissue injuries. The client made a good recovery.
Slip and Fall Injuries in Parking Lot
Our client was walking through a parking lot, which had water leaking onto the lower floors. As ...
Our client was walking through a parking lot, which had water leaking onto the lower floors. As a result of the water, it froze and caused our client to slip and fall, resulting in a broken ankle. Our client made a good recovery after surgery.
Our client was falsely arrested and spent two years fighting his arrest and prosecution. Once he...
Our client was falsely arrested and spent two years fighting his arrest and prosecution. Once he was found not guilty, we filed a malicious prosecution claim against the arresting police department, which resulted in a jury award of $340,000.
Wrongful Arrest of Octogenarian
Our 82-year-old client’s adult son had an outstanding warrant for his failure to pay child supp...
Our 82-year-old client’s adult son had an outstanding warrant for his failure to pay child support. The son, who lived in Alabama, was thought to be in town for the Thanksgiving holiday. Officers attempting to enforce the child support warrant went to our client’s house. Our client refused to cooperate with the officers. The officers threatened her with arrest, then arrested her for obstruction of justice and brought her to jail where she sat for 3 hours before she was released. The charges were eventually dropped by the arresting agency. The case went to trial for malicious prosecution and the arresting agency was held responsible for falsely arresting and prosecuting our client.
Early Removal of Stitches Post Surgery Resulting in Wound Dehiscence
Our 50-year-old client had abdominal surgery. The wound was closed with staples. The surgeon rem...
Our 50-year-old client had abdominal surgery. The wound was closed with staples. The surgeon removed the staples before the wound had healed. As a result, the wound re-opened, requiring additional stitches and a prolonged recovery. The client made a good recovery and did not have residual problems.
Policy Limits for Fall at Friend’s Condo
Our client was visiting a friend when she slipped and fell on the mats in the condominium vestibu...
Our client was visiting a friend when she slipped and fell on the mats in the condominium vestibule. As a result, she injured her back. The condominium only had $250,000 in liability insurance, which paid out the limits.
After many years of dedicated service, our client was forced to take a drug test by the new HR ma...
After many years of dedicated service, our client was forced to take a drug test by the new HR manager. Our attorneys investigated and uncovered that the HR manager had made racist comments and made the decision to drug test our client based entirely on her race. We took the case to trial and a jury awarded our client $100,000 for the unlawful racial discrimination.