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Verdicts and Settlements


Our firm's lawyers have over 75 years of experience in personal injury law. In that time we have tried more then 100 cases to verdict and secured more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for injured people. Some of those verdicts and settlements include:

$67,000,000.00

$67 million record jury verdict for a client who suffered burn injuries in a grain bin explosion.

$21,000,000.00

$21 million verdict for an ironworker whose arm was severed by a 550 lb. steel beam falling from a crane on a construction site.

$18,605,733.00

$18,605,733.00 in Cook County for a Chicago construction worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from defective construction equipment.

$18,000,000.00

$18 million medical malpractice settlement for a family whose child was injured during labor and delivery.

$12,400,000.00

$12.4 million record settlement for an ironworker and his wife after orker suffered brain injury from a fall.

$12,000,000.00

$12 million settlement, plus waiver of $1,000,000 of a workers' compensation lien, in a construction injury case against an Electrical Subcontractor and General Contractor for an Electrician Helper who suffered 2 severely fractured legs when he was hit by a piece of construction equipment.

$7,500,000.00

$7.5 million settlement for an injured roofer and his wife as a result of a spinal fracture suffered in a fall at a jobsite.

$7,287,087.00

$7,287,087.00 in Cook County following a surgeons failure to completely remove a benign facial tumor (co-counsel with Edward Walsh); a products liability recovery

$6,000,000.00

$6 million settlement for a union concrete laborer that fell 22’ when a deck under construction collapsed due to a lack of shoring.

$6,000,000.00

$6 million settlement in medical malpractice case for a woman who suffered an air embolism after medical professionals failed to properly administer medication through a catheter used for dialysis. As a result, it caused a stroke and limited movement on the left side. She passed away 3.5 years after the incident.

$5,700,000.00

$5,700,000.00 in DuPage County for a spinal cord injury following a spinal surgery (co-counsel with Edward Walsh); a medical malpractice verdict

$5,250,000.00

$5,250,000.00 in Cook County for injuries sustained in an explosion (co-counsel with Edward Walsh); along with other multimillion dollars verdicts and settlements.

$4,800,000.00

$4,800,000.00 combined verdict and settlement for a family of three that sustained significant injuries in an car crash in Chicago. This was a zero offer case in which our client was actually improperly ticketed.

$4,500,000.00

$4.5 million settlement for two women who were seriously injured in rural Ohio by a driver driving a semi-truck for a national trucking company.

$4,000,000.00

$4 million settlement in medical malpractice case for the family of a man who suffered a retroperitoneal hemorrhage following Interventional Cardiology procedure to repair aneurism and clotting.

$3,200,000.00

$3.2 million policy limits settlement during trial for an ironworker that injured his ulnar nerve while starting a gas saw at the O'Hare expansion project. The defendants made a token offer prior to trial; however after five days of testimony the Defendant tendered its policy.

$3,150,000.00

$3.15 million settlement for a mechanic that suffered head injuries in a trucking collision.

$3,125,000.00

$3,125,000.00 in DuPage County for an ankle injury following a vehicle roll over collision.

$3,100,000.00

$3,100,000.00 in Cook County on behalf of 5 year old girl following the misplacement of a central venous catheter; a record medical malpractice verdict

$3,000,000.00

$3 million policy limits settlement for a young girl severely burned in a propane gas explosion. Her family's vacation cabin had accumulated with propane gas after a company installed a new propane tank on the property, causing the explosion. The company initially denied any liability, and the case proceeded through discovery until the policy limits were tendered.

$3,000,000.00

$3 million settlement obtained during a jury trial for the estate of a 70 year old hospital patient who suffocated to death after his tracheostomy tube became dislodged (hospital and product manufacturer shared payment).

$3,000,000.00

$3 million settlement plus a waiver of a $919,455.72 workers compensation lien, to an ironworker who injured his hip and lower back lifting and moving a beam.

$2,950,000.00

$2.95 million settlement for the family of a union ironworker who fell 19' and died on a jobsite due to inadequate fall protection.

$2,900,000.00

$2.9 million settlement, plus a waiver of $180,000 workers' compensation lien, in a product liability claim for the wrongful death of a 67-year-old mechanic when a fabric sling used to lift a piece of equipment was cut causing the load to fall.

$2,750,000.00

$2.75 million state record jury verdict in a medical malpractice case on behalf of a young girl who suffered a lacerated tendon to her middle finger following a c-section delivery. The offer prior to trial was $300,000.

$2,700,000.00

$2.7 million record jury verdict in a medical malpractice case for a baby who suffered a finger injury following a C-section delivery.

$2,700,000.00

$2.7 million settlement of a product liability action for a client whose arm was injured by an unreasonably dangerous machine.

$2,500,000.00

$2.5 million settlement for a female ironworker who fell 12' and broke both of her wrists due to the general contractor failing to erect a life line for her to tie off to.

$2,500,000.00

$2.5 million settlement for bicyclist hit by a car and suffered multiple injuries.

$2,270,000.00

$2.27 million dollar jury verdict against the City of Chicago for an injured U.S. Postal worker who sustained knee injuries after falling in a hole in a city crosswalk.

$2,250,000.00

$2.25 million settlement for a bicyclist who sustained injuries to his knee after being hit by a car.

$2,100,000.00

$2.1 million jury verdict for a union worker that fell from a ladder fracturing his heel and wrist. The offer prior to trial was $645,000.

$2,100,000.00

$2.1 million jury verdict for an injured worker who fell from a ladder suffering ankle and wrist fractures. The insurance company only offered $600,000 to settle before trial.

$2,100,000.00

$2.1 million settlement for the family of a young woman killed in the E2 Nightclub tragedy. This amount obtained represents the highest settlement of any of the 71 victims that filed suit.

$2,050,000.00

$2.05 million settlement for an iron worker injured when a ladder fell on him during a downtown high rise project.

$1,950,000.00

$1.95 million medical malpractice settlement for the wife and three children of a cancer patient who died due to the failure to diagnose and treat the condition.

$1,950,000.00

$1.95 million settlement for an ironworker who fell from a crane causing him to fracture both wrists and injure his shoulders.

$1,750,000.00

$1.75 million settlement for an ironworker who suffered a severe wrist fracture when he fell from a beam during construction.

$1,625,000.00

$1.625 million settlement for an injured motorist who suffered an injury to her low back that ultimately required a fusion 1.5 years after the impact. The defense attempted to claim that the treatment was unrelated to the impact.

$1,500,000.00

$1.5 million dollar settlement on behalf of a Local 63 ironworker that injured his left non-dominant shoulder while moving a 400-600 pound piece of glass on a jobsite. We alleged that his injury occurred because he did not have the proper equipment to move the glass.

$1,500,000.00

$1.5 million dollar settlement on behalf of a Local 63 ironworker that injured his left non-dominant shoulder while moving a 400-600 pound piece of glass on a jobsite. We alleged that his injury occurred because he did not have the proper equipment to move the glass.

$1,500,000.00

$1.5 million settlement for the estate of a special needs handicapped adult who died after she suffered numerous falls at her group home without proper medical care and assitance.

$1,460,000.00

$1.46 million settlement for an ironworker who fell 8 feet and suffered bi-lateral wrist fractures that aggravated pre-existing arthritis.

$1,375,000.00

$1.375 million record settlement for a 96 year old man that slipped and fell on a recently mopped floor and broke his hip ultimately causing his death.

$1,360,000.00

$1.36 million verdict for an ironworker who injured his knee and aggravated a pre-existing arthritic condition as a building in downtown Chicago.

$1,185,000.00

$1.185 million settlement for a 32 year old mother who was struck by a bakery truck while crossing the street in a crosswalk in Chicago, sustaining back and hip injuries requiring surgery.

$1,160,000.00

$1.16 million for an ironworker who slipped and fell on a dangerous accumulation of water at a construction project while tying rebar, suffering a shoulder tear.

$1,066,000.00

$1,066,000.00 in Will County on behalf of an 82 year old woman that sustained a nerve injury during a carpal tunnel surgery;

$1,000,000.00

$1 million dollar settlement for the estate of an intoxicated man who fell onto the elevated tracks at a CTA train station in Chicago when security failed to identify him and remove him from the station.

$1,000,000.00

$1 million settlement for a man severely injured after he contacted a live overhead power line while carrying a ladder.

$1,000,000.00

$1,000,000.00 for a 36 year old who was rear ended by a semi truck and sustained soft tissue back injuries. After a large gap in treatment, he got back surgery. The pre-lawsuit offer was $15,000.00

$1,000,000.00

$1,000,000.00 for a woman that tripped over an exposed bolt in the floor of a Chicagoland retail store; a record medical malpractice recovery

$1,000,000.00

$1Million dollar (full insurance policy limit) Medical Malpractice settlement against a surgeon who cut the wrong duct during a gallbladder removal surgery.

$900,000.00

$900,000.00 for the families of two minors who suffered third degree burns and scarring to their bodies after being burned with sulfuric acid left on the back porch of their apartment complex by the landlord's unlicensed plumbers.

$850,000.00

$850,000.00 on behalf of a 25 year old female boat passenger who was seriously injured when the operator of the boat she was on unexpectedly took a sharp left turn while traveling at speeds in excess of 25 mph on Lake Shelbyville in Southern Illinois.

$810,315.00

$810,315 record LaSalle County verdict for an ironworker who injured his ankle after tripping on debris. The offer prior to trial was $100,000.

$700,000.00

settlement for a 56 year old Local 393 ironworker who injured his shoulder while attempting to move a piece of decking on a jobsite. We alleged that the defendant general contractor failed to provide adequate space for the ironworkers to perform their work.

$700,000.00

settlement for an over the road courier who was injured in Ohio by another driver who cut him off, sustaining an ankle fracture that required surgery and almost a year away form work

$616,788.00

$616,788 jury verdict for a 75 year old woman that slipped and fell and injured her ankle and shoulder in a parking lot. The offer prior to trial was $135,000

$600,420.00

$600,420 record Kankakee County jury verdict for a drywaller that broke his wrist when he tripped and fell over an electrical cord on a jobsite. The offer prior to trial was $0.

$600,000.00

$600,000.00 for a truck driver who was injured in Wisconsin on I-94 when a driver of a u-haul pulled of the side of the road unexpectedly and crashed into his truck.

$600,000.00

$600,000.00 for three young men who were injured when a tow truck driver failed to yield the right of way to their car as they were driving on a roadway in Chicago Heights, IL.

$583,750.00

settlement on behalf of an elderly deaf driver who made a left turn in front of another vehicle heading in the opposite direction on a roadway in Batavia, Illinois. The defendant allegedly failed to slow or stop.

$525,000.00

$525,000.00 for the family of a teenage autistic boy who was violently assaulted by a Chicago Police Officer. The autistic minor, 15 years old, was struck by a metal baton over his head in the kitchen of his parent's restaurant.

$480,000.00

$480,000.00 settlement on behalf of 88 year old woman who was walking with a walker on an exercise track in Downers Grove when she when struck by another person exercising on the track. The Plaintiff fell and suffered a spiral fracture to her upper arm (humerus).

$407,545.00

$407,545 verdict against the City of Chicago for a woman that broke her elbow after tripping and falling on a cracked sidewalk. The offer prior to trial was $2,500.

$400,000.00

settlement for a woman who went to a northern Illinois hospital for neck fusion surgery and was operated on at the wrong level.

$400,000.00

settlement plus a waiver of a $142k workers compensation lien for a 52 year old Local 393 Ironworker who injured his shoulder while attempting to move a glass window panel at a jobsite in unstable, muddy ground conditions.


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