Mackenzie J. Mahony

Mackenzie J. Mahony concentrates his practice in the area of medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect litigation. Mac is a trial lawyer who specializes in injuries occurring as a result of falls, pressure sores, medication errors, and sexual assaults. He is well-known for his work on behalf of victims and their families in lawsuits involving nursing home abuse and neglect; he has played a key role in several six and seven-figure settlements involving injuries sustained at assisted living facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes.

Prior to joining Taxman, Pollock, Murray, & Bekkerman, Mac practiced medical malpractice and nursing home litigation at a prominent Chicago defense firm. There, Mac represented acute and long-term care facilities in personal injury litigation across Illinois. He has also worked at a prominent Plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Chicago. He has tried, and won, jury trials both on behalf of victims and their families and care providers. Mac’s experience prosecuting and defending nursing homes and hospitals has afforded him an invaluable perspective, which he employs to maximize recovery for his clients.

While in law school, he received a certificate in Trial Advocacy as well as a CALI Award for the highest grade in Trial Advocacy. In his last year of law school, Mac was a Rule 711 law clerk at the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office; there, he tried dozens of traffic, DUI, and misdemeanor cases to verdict.

Results

Some examples of Mr. Mahony’s noteworthy results include:

  • $950,000 settlement for the estate of a resident who died from post-operative complications after falling at the defendant nursing home.
  • $450,000 settlement on behalf of the family of a resident who died as a result of the nursing home’s failure to treat his sacral pressure sore and to prevent it from worsening.
  • $500,000 settlement on behalf of the family of a resident who was not properly care-planned to minimize his risk for dislodging his tracheostomy tube.
  • $395,000 settlement on behalf of a resident who lost her eye as a result of the nursing staff’s failure to administer topical antibiotics in accordance with the physician’s order.
  • $400,000 settlement on behalf of a resident who suffered two falls and two femur fractures at a nursing home.
  • $350,000 settlement on behalf of the son of a resident who suffered a fall and hip fracture; the fracture was not diagnosed for two days.
  • $425,000 settlement on behalf of a family, against a nursing home and hospital, for failure to monitor and treat a bowel obstruction, resulting in the resident’s death.