M.A. v. Woodharbor Millworks, et al., 13 cv 6849 (2016 – Cook County)
Trucking Negligence: The Plaintiff was struck and partially run over by
a right-turning truck as she began to cross the street while on her bicycle.
The Plaintiff suffered injuries to her pelvis and abdomen, requiring the
use of a diverting colostomy which may or may not be permanent. Additionally,
the Plaintiff suffered from symptoms of PTSD. The Plaintiff was unmarried
and not working at the time of the collision. Co-counsel Larry R. Rogers, Jr.
Estate of J.T. v. M.C., 11 L 11030 (2014 – Cook County)
Trucking Negligence: The Decedent was attempting to cross the street in
a crosswalk in her motorized wheelchair when a truck driver failed to
stop at a stop sign and struck her. The Decedent suffered eviscerating
injuries to her lower extremity, which lead to her death shortly thereafter.
The Decedent was unmarried and unemployed at the time of her death, and
is survived by four adult children, two of whom lived out of state. Co-counsel
Larry R. Rogers, Jr.
J.D. v. Undisclosed Hospital, 2011 L 7385 (2014 - Cook County)
Medical Malpractice: The Plaintiff underwent sinus surgery as a remedy
for recurring upper respiratory infections. Plaintiff alleged that the
operating physician negligently penetrated the orbit and severed the optic
nerve, several muscles and tissue supporting and controlling the Plaintiff’s
right eye, resulting in partial blindness, inability to control eye movement,
as well as chronic pain.
Co-counsel Joseph A. Power, Jr.
N.W. v. Advocate (2015 - Cook County)
Medical Malpractice: The Plaintiff’s Decedent presented to the Defendant
hospital in the early morning complaining of a sickle cell crisis. Plaintiff
alleged that due to a failure to properly and timely monitor and treat
Plaintiff’s Decedent over the next 36 hours, the Decedent developed
acute chest syndrome, which caused her death. Defendants claimed that
the Decedent’s acute chest syndrome developed rapidly due to a fat
embolism, and that intervention would not have prevented her death. Co-counsel
Larry R. Rogers, Sr.
Estate of M.G. v. CTA,
10 L 11637 (2015 - Cook County)
Bus Negligence: The Decedent was attempting to cross the street when she
was struck by a left-turning CTA bus and ultimately run over by its rear
tires. Defendants contended that Decedent was distracted and on her phone
at the time of the collision. Initially, the CPD and CTA believed another
vehicle was involved in the collision and that Decedent was struck by
that vehicle and somehow forced under the bus as she was crossing the
street on the east side of the bus’ turn. Through the use of video
from a CPD camera, video from the rear of the CTA bus, and reconstruction
efforts, Plaintiffs’ counsel determined that no other car was involved
in the collision and that Decedent had actually been on the west side
of the bus as it was making its turn, and was struck due to the phenomenon
of off-tracking. Decedent was a mother of two, and was separated from
her husband, the father of her first child, and living with her boyfriend,
the father of her younger child. Co-counsel Thomas M. Power.
D. v. University of Chicago Hospitals (2016 - Cook County)
Medical malpractice/wrongful death: In June of 2014, Decedent was treated
at the University of Chicago Medical Center's emergency room and was
discharged without being informed that she had a mass in her right lung.
9 months later, in March of 2015, Decedent was diagnosed with a large
right lung mass and ultimately died on July 28, 2015 at the age of 80.
Decedent is survived by her husband and three adult children.
O.L. v. JIL Medical Consultancy, Ltd., 13 L 1645 (2016 – Cook County)
Medical Negligence/Birth Injury: The minor plaintiff suffered a permanent
brachial plexus injury after the delivering physician failed to recognize
a shoulder dystocia after vacuum application and applied excessive downward
traction to complete the delivery. Co-counsel Pamela Pantages of the Becker Law Firm.
in addition to a $300,000.00 settlement
L.B. v. Westlake Hospital (2016 - Cook County)
Medical Malpractice: The Plaintiff’s Decedent, L.W., presented to
Westlake Hospital for the purposes of undergoing a colon resection surgery.
L.W. died of a pulmonary embolism eight days after surgery. Plaintiff
alleged that the L.W.’s risk factors required that she be given
Heparin or another form of pharmacologic DVT prophylaxis post-surgically.
Defendants claimed that the Decedent was doing well post-surgery and did
not require pharmacologic management. Co-counsel Larry R. Rogers, Sr.
and Larry R. Rogers, Jr.
City of Marseilles v. Ingram Barge Company, 13 cv 3453 (2016 – Cook County)
Maritime: The City of Marseilles experienced significant property damage
after the tow of Ingram Barge Company’s vessel, the Dale A. Heller,
allided with the Marseilles dam and canal wall. Claimant the City of Marseilles
alleged that the Heller should not have been in a position where it was
unable to tie up its tow during high water in light of the weather forecasts
that had been publicly available for days leading up to the allision,
and that the allision caused the flood event. Ingram Barge Company argued
that its vessel acted reasonably in light of specific river stage hydrographs
and that the flood event was not the result of extreme rainfall.
G.C. v. Menard, Inc., 09 L 15647 (2012 – Cook County)
Premises: The Plaintiff fell and suffered a severe fracture to her humerus
requiring a partial shoulder replacement after tripping over an unseen
hazard in the cart corral of a Menards home improvement store. Co-counsel
Thomas M. Power.
R.J. v. Vito Migliore, 11 L 3572 (2012 – Cook County)
Auto: The Plaintiff, a 50 year-old male, was riding his bicycle in a designated
bike lane on Southport Avenue when he was struck by Defendant's vehicle,
which was making a left turn into a CVS parking lot. The Plaintiff sustained
injuries including a dislocated shoulder and rotator cuff repair. Co-counsel
Joseph W. Balesteri.
M.B. v. 1420 Sheridan Condo. Corp., 13 L 0883 (2013 – Cook County)
Negligence: The Plaintiff, a 93 year-old female, was pushed and caused
to fall to the ground when she was struck by a luggage cart that was being
pushed instead of pulled by a doorman at a condominium building. The Plaintiff
suffered a non-displaced proximal humerus fracture in her dominant arm.
Co-counsel Todd A. Smith.