$2.4 million verdict for a 29-year-old man that was hit by a pick-up truck driven by a City of Chicago Streets and Sanitation employee, resulting in a broken leg and four fractured vertebrae. This verdict was featured in the September 24, 2013 issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
$3 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit against a Chicago-area neurosurgeon for a 78-year-old woman who was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a surgical error.
$3 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit against a hospital for a 35-year-old woman whose breathing tube became dislodged, leading to her death.
$4.29 million medical malpractice settlement for a 38-year-old woman who died as a result of a hospital and five physicians failing to recognize and treat a pericardial effusion, causing cardiac tamponade. This settlement was featured in October 23, 2015 issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Over the past several years, information about rampant sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Catholic Church has slowly begun to come to light. In August of this year, the Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, opened an investigation into this abuse following the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report that identified at least seven… Read More
Passen & Powell recently settled a case on behalf of an injured man against a tractor-trailer repair facility and a jack stands manufacturer for $1,385,000. Our client suffered severe leg injuries when the trailer he was working on at the repair facility fell onto his legs. The defendants argued that our client was negligent in the… Read More
Ever since the 1970’s, civil damage awards against the State of Illinois were limited by the Court of Claims Act to $100,000. See 705 ILCS 505/8 (2009). That $100,000 damage cap figure is tied for lowest in the country. Since July 2015, thirteen residents at the Quincy Veterans Home have died while under the care… Read More
The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints. Traumatic injuries to the knee often occur due to sports. But there are also other causes including falls, assaults and motor vehicle crashes. According to research published in the Journal of Accidents Analysis & Prevention, in the United States, about 30,000 knee injuries occurred in… Read More
For years, classified advertising websites like Backpage.com, Craigslist, eBay Classifieds, Eros, Massage Troll, Cityxguide and others have become a primary channel for sex trafficking. These internet companies provide a forum for anonymous individuals to sell or solicit prostitution, as well as sex trafficking of children. Until now, these online companies have been shielded from criminal and… Read More
Today is national Brain Injury Awareness Day. Traditionally led by the Brain Injury Association of America (www.biausa.org), the organization in conjunction with the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force hosts a schedule of programming on Capitol Hill dedicated to engaging public awareness about issues relating to brain injury, including the incidence of brain injury and the… Read More