Settlement on behalf of a 62-year-old woman who sustained partial vision loss in her left eye during cataract surgery after the anesthesiologist allegedly failed to provide adequate sedation resulting in the plaintiff waking up during the eye surgeon’s corneal incision.
Settlement in favor of a 52 year-old man who was struck by a security company van as he was crossing the street. Plaintiff sustained a colon tear and punctured diaphragm requiring surgery. Defendant alleged plaintiff was crossing the street against a red light. Plaintiff alleged that defendant was traveling at an excessive rate of speed and was negligent in failing to stop for the plaintiff.
Settlement on behalf of a 45-year-old man who injured his leg when fell on a defective stairway. Plaintiff alleged the stairs were in violation of Chicago Building Code for failing to provide a proper handrail.
Judgment in favor of a 45-year-old woman who sustained a back injury as a result of a car accident. Plaintiff’s vehicle was broadsided by a Chicago Police car. Defendant’s alleged the police officers were in hot pursuit of a felon and that their police sirens and lights were activated. Plaintiff’s attorney argued defendant Chicago Police did not have their lights or sirens activated at the time of the high-speed chase and failed to yield the right-of-way to plaintiff.
Judgment in favor of a 56-year-old woman who sustained a broken leg when she fell down a flight of stairs. Plaintiff’s attorney alleged that the stairs violated the Chicago Building Code as the stair risers and treads were not uniform. Defendant offered $100,000 prior to trial.