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Laurie A. Niego

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Biography

Laurie A. Niego joined Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz as a law clerk in May of 2003.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Niego attended Francis Marion University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Business Economics in 2003. 

Ms. Niego worked as law clerk while simultaneously being a full-time student at The John Marshall Law School.  She obtained her law degree in 2007.  During her time working as a law clerk for Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, Ms. Niego assisted in all aspects of preparing medical malpractice and complex personal injury cases for trial.  Ms. Niego worked on several medical malpractice trials and complex personal injury trials, before beginning her career as an attorney.

In November of 2007, Ms. Niego was admitted to the Illinois State Bar and was promoted to an associate at Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz.  She concentrates her practice in the area of medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, motor vehicle negligence and product liability cases.  Ms. Niego is passionate about representing injured people and their families, and has helped secure numerous verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients.  As an associate attorney, she continues to handle medical malpractice and complex personal injury cases and has obtained a number of multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts, resulting in awards totaling over $30 million.

View All Verdicts & Settlements

Selected Verdicts

  • 2.9 million
    For improperly performing knee replacement surgery

    $2.9 million jury verdict against an orthopedic surgeon for improperly performing a uni-compartmental knee replacement surgery

Selected Settlements

  • 3.2 million
    For failing to repair a large pot-hole

    $3.25 million settlement on behalf of a motorcyclist against the City of Chicago for failing to repair a large pot-hole resulting in significant injuries

  • 3.2 million
    For improperly performing gastric bypass surgery

    $3.25 million settlement against a Chicago surgeon for improperly performing gastric bypass surgery resulting in a gastric leak leading to excess treatment and hospitalizations

  • 3 million
    For misinforming a woman that her mammogram was normal

    $3 million settlement against a Rock Island hospital and primary care physician for inaccurately informing a woman that her mammogram was normal resulting in her death

  • 2.5 million
    Death caused by a severing a vein during surgery

    $2.52 million settlement against a surgeon for negligently severing a vein during a kidney removal surgery resulting in death

  • 2 million
    For improperly performing a hysterectomy

    $2 million settlement against a Champaign gynecologist for improperly performing a hysterectomy on a woman with cervical cancer causing the cancer to spread

  • 2 million
    For a no follow-up resulting in a stroke

    $2 million settlement against a Decatur family practice physician for failing to follow-up on a positive D-Dimer test resulting in the stroke of a woman from a paradoxical embolism

  • 1.1 million
    For failing to diagnose and treat a deep vein thrombosis

    $1.1 million settlement against a Charleston/Mattoon physician assistant for failing to diagnose and treat a deep vein thrombosis resulting in a man’s death due to a pulmonary embolism

  • 1 million
    For failing to timely perform a C-section resulting in a stillbirth

    $1 million settlement against a federally employed family practice physician for failing to timely perform a C-section resulting in a stillbirth

  • 1 million
    For failing to properly install and maintain a loading dock

    $1 million settlement against the federal government for failing to properly install and maintain a loading dock at a U.S. post office resulting in severe back injury

  • $750,000
    For laboratory’s failure to report a critical value blood culture

    $750,000 settlement against a Peoria hospital for its laboratory’s failure to report a critical value blood culture result to the ordering physician resulting in the death of an 89-year-old man

  • $725,000
    For the improper administration of I.V. medication

    $725,000 settlement against a Central Illinois hospital for the improper administration of I.V. medication resulting in the amputation of a woman’s fingers

  • $700,000
    For improperly misdiagnosing a rare cancer

    $700,000 settlement against a central Illinois pathologist for improperly misdiagnosing a rare cancer leading to unnecessary chemotherapy treatments

  • $700,000
    Tuscola woman involved in an automobile accident

    $700,000 settlement for a Tuscola woman involved in an automobile accident

  • $675,000
    Federal Prison fails to provide AIDS medication

    $675,000 settlement against a Federal Prison for failing to provide AIDS medication to an inmate

  • $650,000
    For failing to deliver a baby on time resulting in a miscarriage

    $650,000 settlement against a Champaign obstetrician for failing to timely deliver the baby of a mother suffering from pre-eclampsia resulting in a miscarriage

  • $600,000
    Emergency room physician failing to treat an aortic dissection

    $600,000 settlement against a Champaign emergency room physician for failing to diagnose and treat an aortic dissection resulting in the death of a 68-year-old man

  • $500,000
    For a man who fell off an elevated platform

    $500,000 settlement against a corn processing plant for a man who fell off an elevated platform lift because the treads were not repaired or replaced

  • $450,000
    Patients needs to undergo rotator cuff surgery

    $450,000 settlement against a Champaign orthopedic surgeon for failing to diagnose a shoulder injury resulting in the need for rotator cuff surgery

  • $450,000
    Man develops compartment syndrome during surgery

    $450,000 settlement against a Chicago Hospital for a man that developed compartment syndrome after IV extravasation during a surgical procedure

  • $385,000
    For a worker worker sustained a broken leg and ankle

    $385,000 settlement for a construction worker who sustained a broken leg and ankle while operating a tub grinder

  • $320,000
    head-on collision resulting in a broken ankle

    $320,000 settlement for a man who sustained a broken ankle during a head-on auto collision

  • $300,000
    For mis-filling a patient’s pain pump

    $300,000 settlement against a Bolingbrook Hospital and pain management physician for mis-filling a patient’s pain pump resulting in a month hospitalization

  • $180,000
    dog bite to a minor

    $180,000 settlement for a minor after sustaining a dog bite

  • $100,000
    Auto collision that resulted in back injuries

    $100,000 settlement for a young man who sustained back injuries during an auto collision

Education

  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School, 2007
  • B.A., Francis Marion University, 2003 

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern District
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

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