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.
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.