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Christopher S. Livas

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Biography

Christopher Livas has been an associate attorney at Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz since his admission to the Illinois Bar in 2015.  Mr. Livas concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, and personal injury.

Mr. Livas attended the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he received his Juris Doctor in 2015.  While at Chicago-Kent, he was a Dean’s List student and a member of both the Entertainment Law Society and the Corporate Law Society.   Mr. Livas was also honored as a four-time CALI award recipient for achieving the highest grade in a given class in Forensic Evidence, Bankruptcy, Mediation, and Sports Law. 

While in law school, Mr. Livas served as a judicial extern in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County for the Honorable Clare E. McWilliams.  He joined Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz as a law clerk in 2013, and has been an integral part of the KJS team ever since. 

Mr. Livas graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Communication.  While at the University of Illinois, Mr. Livas was a member of the Lambda Pi Eta National Honor Society for Communication Scholars.

 

Selected Verdicts and Settlements

  • $4,560,000
    Wrongful death auto collision

    $4,560,000 settlement during trial on behalf of the family of a pedestrian who was struck and killed in an auto collision.

  • $1,500,000
    Failure to diagnose heart condition

    $1,500,000 settlement against physician and hospital for failure to properly interpret EKG results and failure to timely diagnose the patient’s heart condition, which left the patient with severe cardiac dysfunction.

  • $1,250,000
    Severe injuries in automobile collision

    $1,250,000 settlement for a woman who suffered severe injuries in an automobile collision.

  • $650,000
    Negligent medication administration

    $650,000 settlement for a patient who received excessive insulin during treatment which caused a hypoglycemic coma and permanent brain damage.

  • $500,000
    Failure to diagnose infection

    $500,000 settlement against physician and hospital for failure to diagnose the patient’s infection, which led to necrotizing fasciitis.

  • $450,000
    Failure to properly perform breast reconstruction surgery

    $450,000 settlement against a plastic surgeon who improperly performed a bilateral breast reconstruction surgery following the patient’s double mastectomy.

  • $301,500
    Defective hip implant

    $301,500 settlement against prosthetic hip manufacturer after defective hip implant allowed excessive levels of chromium into the patient’s bloodstream.

  • $300,000
    Failure to diagnose kidney infection

    $300,000 settlement against physician and physician’s group for failure to diagnose acute pyelonephritis, a potentially life threatening kidney infection.

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2015
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - 2016
  • Illinois - 2015

Associations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Chicago Bar Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois

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