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 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…

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47 Year Conviction Vacated; Peoria, IL

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.


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, 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…

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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.


State Trooper Injured by Sleeping Truck Driver

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…


Death of Pregnant Mom from Pneumonia

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…


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-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…


Motorcyclist Hit by Confused Driver

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…


Innocent Victim Injured During a Police Chase

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,…


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. 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…


Pipefitter Injured on the Job

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…


Woman with CRPS

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…


Ironworker’s Work Injury

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…


Death of 10-Month-Old from 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…


Death of Mother from Sepsis

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…


Misdiagnosed Aortic Dissection

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….


Misdiagnosed Bowel Obstruction

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…


Wrongful Death with Mental Health

Our client was a 20 year old with mental health issues who was having a mental health crisis. Our client’s mother called for an ambulance to assist and transport her son to the hospital. Instead of paramedics, law enforcement officers arrived who shot our client multiple times within minutes of arriving on scene. Attorney Shawn…


Mother Killed by Truck

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…


Brain Injury from Poorly Designed Stairs

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…


Malicious Prosecution

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…


Fire Caused by Defective Television Set

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…


Autistic Teen’s Medication Error

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…


Rear-End Car Accident

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…


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 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…


Negligent Cardiac Catheterization

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,…


Sexual Assault Victim

Our client was a young woman who was in custody at the Franklin County Jail on a drug charge. She was scheduled to be transported to another correctional facility. During the transport, the correctional officer assigned to the vehicle sexually assaulted our client at gunpoint. Prior to Hale & Monico being retained as the plaintiff’s…


Death of Woman Who was Over-medicated

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 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…


Truck Driver’s Negligence

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…


Achilles Tendon Rupture from Too Much Medication

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…


Wrong Level Spine Surgery

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 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…


Loss of Stored Sperm

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 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…


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 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 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,…


Hip Fracture on Wet Dance Floor

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…


Wrongful Death by Peoria Police Officers

Our client was a young man with mental health issues who was shot multiple times by Peoria police officers. Hale & Monico successfully negotiated this settlement after protracted litigation. While this settlement will not bring back the victim of the police abuse, it did allow his family to get some justice for this use of…


False Arrest

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…


Slip and Fall Injuries

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 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.


Malicious Prosecution

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 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…


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 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 vestibule. As a result, she injured her back. The condominium only had $250,000 in liability insurance, which paid out the limits.


Excessive Force

Our client was an unarmed man who was shot by a police officer as he was attempting to surrender. Attorneys Shawn Barnett and Jason Marx successfully argued to the jury that the shooting was unjustified and excessive. Persuaded by their argument, the federal jury rejected the defendant officer’s claim that he believed the firm’s client…


Employment Discrimination

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…