Even though most civil cases do not make it to trial, an attorney must be prepared to go all the way in every single case from the start. That is because it is impossible to know for sure how the legal process will unfold. A lot depends on the approach taken by the opposing side and the information that becomes available as the case is investigated. Being prepared for everything is essential in solid advocacy, and our team of lawyers at the law firm of Levin & Perconti are proud to take that to heart.
For example, just last week we won two jury verdicts, one of which invovled a case of medical malpractice. Please click here to read more about this important series of wins for our clients.
Verdict for Plaintiff in Chicago Medical Malpractice Case
Associate Margaret Battersby Black sat first chair in the case with associate Cari Silverman acting as second chair in the Illinois medical malpractice case. The suit stemmed for a tragic fall that the loved one of our client took while at Northwest Community Hospital. Thhe 88-year old woman was in the facility’s radiology department when she fell off an examination table. These sorts of incidents are dangerous for anyone, but the risks are heightened when seniors are involved. Their vulnerabilities and fall risks must be taken into account by medical professionals.
The tumble caused significant injuries. Sadly, the senior passed away a few months after this incident. Our attorneys were able to show that the death was caused by the injuries sustained in the fall at the medical facility. The hosptial admitted their liability in the matter, but there was strong disagreement over the damages. However, over the course of the trial, which began on October 29th and ended on November 1st, our team was able to present a clear case to the jury. As a result, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the woman’s family for the wrongful death for over $580,000.
The very next day after the medical malpractice verdict was anounced, a team of our Illinois nursing home lawyers earned a $650,000 verdict after a nursing home resident died due to a fall at the facility. Veteran nursing home attorney and firm partner John J. Perconti led that team along with associate Patricia Gifford who was second chair in the case.
Like the medical malpractice case, this nursing home matter involved a deadly fall that caused serious injuries and lead to a death a few months later. Because the matter involved claims under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, the defendants in the case will also be required to pay for attorneys fees.
All of us at Levin & Perconti are committed to going the extra mile to ensure that those we represent receive the full value of all of their losses. Often that can be accomplished via a settlement without the need to go to trial. However, in cases where an agreement cannot be reached, we are prepared to do whatever it takes to provide fierce representation through trial. If you or someone you know has been hurt by a medical mistake or any other form of negligence, please take a moment to get in touch with our team and see how we can help.
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