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Steven K. Jambois

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Biography

Steven K. Jambois graduated from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1982.  He was admitted to practice law in Illinois and US District Court for the Northern District that same year.  He is a member of the Society of Trial Lawyers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Trial Lawyer Association, and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Jambois began his career as an associate with William D. Maddux & Associates.  When William D. Maddux became a Cook County Circuit Court Judge in 1990, Mr. Jambois became a founding partner in the firm of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, the successor firm to William D. Maddux & Associates.  Mr. Jambois concentrates in personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice litigation, and has done so throughout his entire career. 

Mr. Jambois’ 35 years of practice, and extensive trial experience, has resulted in more than $200 million dollars in verdicts and settlements.  Mr. Jambois has been an advocate for injured people and their families in over 20 counties throughout the state of Illinois.

Mr. Jambois’ extensive knowledge and experience handling complex medical malpractice and personal injury cases throughout the state has made him a sought-after speaker, and he has been an invited guest lecturer.

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

  • 2.4 million
    For improper administration of an enema

    $2.4 million jury verdict against Sarah Bush Lincoln for a nurse’s improper administration of an enema following a man’s prostatectomy

  • 2.1 million
    Orthopedic injuries and hearing loss from a fall

    $2.1 million jury verdict for the Tuscola Chief of Police after he fell down a staircase that was removed without any warning resulting in orthopedic injuries and hearing loss

  • 1.5 million
    For failing to treat an intestinal perforation

    $1.5 million jury verdict against a surgeon for failing to diagnose and treat an intestinal perforation following a hernia repair

  • 1.5 million
    For failing to timely stop anticoagulation medication

    $1.5 million jury verdict against a cardiologist for failing to timely stop anticoagulation medication resulting in the death of an 80-year-old man from internal bleeding

  • 1.4 million
    For failing to diagnose and treat a fungal infection

    $1.4 million jury verdict against a family practice physician for failing to diagnose and treat a fungal infection resulting in the death of a Monmouth, IL postal worker

  • $638,000
    Surgeon injures the common bile duct during a gallbladder removal surgery

    $638,000 jury verdict against a surgeon for injuring the common bile duct during a gallbladder removal surgery resulting in a repair surgery and 8-day hospitalization in Mattoon, IL

  • $500,000
    For an injury to the common bile duct

    $500,000 jury verdict against a surgeon for injury to the common bile duct during a gallbladder removal surgery resulting in a repair surgery and hospitalization.

Selected Settlements

  • 5 million
    For improperly maintaining an outdoor billboard sign resulting in multiple spinal fractures

    A settlement against the Lamar Corporation for improperly maintaining an outdoor billboard sign resulting in multiple spinal fractures of a man who fell from the sign while installing safety cables.

  • 3.9 million
    For failing to diagnose and treat a Staph infection leading to a stroke

    A settlement against an emergency room physician for failing to diagnose and treat a Staph infection leading to a stroke.

  • 3.7 million
    For failure to diagnose and treat a spinal abscess resulting in partial paralysis

    A settlement against a Chicago hospital for its failure to timely diagnose and treat a spinal abscess resulting in partial paralysis.

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

    A 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

    A 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 gynecologist improperly performing surgery

    A settlement against a gynecologist for improperly performing surgery on a woman with endometrial cancer.

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

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

  • 3 million
    For failing to diagnose and treat hydrocephalus

    A settlement against a Champaign neurosurgeon for failing to timely diagnose and treat hydrocephalus resulting in the death of a woman.

  • 2.9 million
    For failing to diagnose and treat a spinal A-V fistula

    A settlement against a Quincy radiology group and primary care physician for failing to diagnose and treat a spinal A-V fistula resulting in paralysis.

  • 2.5 million
    For surgeon severing vein during surgery

    A settlement against a surgeon for negligently severing a vein during a kidney removal surgery resulting in death

  • 2.5 million
    Hospital failing to diagnose hernia

    A settlement against a Rockford hospital for failing to timely diagnose and treat a diaphragmatic hernia resulting in death

  • 2 million
    Psychiatrist prescribes inhibitors resulting in death

    A settlement against a psychiatrist for improperly prescribing two, MAOI inhibitors causing the death of a 16-year-old student from serotonin syndrome

  • 2 million
    For physician failing to follow-up on a positive D-Dimer test

    A 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

  • 2 million
    For surgeon's failure to diagnose lung cancer

    A settlement for a 58-year-old man for a thoracic surgeon’s failure to timely diagnose lung cancer

  • 2 million
    For improperly performing a hysterectomy

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

  • 1.9 million
    Failing to properly maintain trees overhanging the roadway

    A settlement against Boone County for failing to properly maintain trees overhanging the roadway causing the death of a 19-year-old man

  • 1.9 million
    A death for failing to diagnose and treat an infection

    A settlement against a Champaign hospital, emergency room physician, and family practice doctor for failing to diagnose and treat an infection causing the death of a 5-year-old girl

  • 1.8 million
    Death of a twin

    A settlement against a Charleston/Mattoon family practice doctor for failing to timely diagnose twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome resulting in the death of one twin

  • 1.5 million
    For failing to perform an aortic dissection repair

    A settlement against a Chicago cardio-thoracic surgeon for failing to timely perform an aortic dissection repair

  • 1.5 million
    For negligently performing a carotid artery repair surgery

    A settlement against a Chicago surgical oncologist for negligently performing a carotid artery repair surgery resulting in death of a 75-year-old man

  • 1.3 million
    For the family of a 25-year-old man who committed suicide

    A settlement against a Chicago hospital for the family of a 25-year-old man who committed suicide while an inpatient in the hospital psychiatric ward

  • A 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

    A 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

    A 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

  • $900,000
    For the failure to employ proper bridging anticoagulation strategy

    A settlement against a Champaign/Urbana doctor and hospital for the failure to employ proper bridging anticoagulation strategy for woman with atrial-fibrillation undergoing hip surgery

  • $825,000
    For a family injured in a housing project

    A settlement for a family injured in a housing project due to the failure to timely repair and replace smoke detectors

  • $825,000
    For failing to timely diagnose a heart attack

    A settlement offered by a Springfield emergency room physician during trial for failing to timely diagnose a heart attack

  • $825,000
    For failure to diagnose and treat a spinal abscess

    A settlement against a radiologist for failure to diagnose and treat a spinal abscess on MRI resulting in neurologic injuries

  • $760,000
    For failing to recognize and treat bacterial meningitis

    A settlement against a Quincy emergency room doctor for failing to recognize and treat a woman’s bacterial meningitis resulting in her death

  • $750,000
    Physician fails to appropriately treat a young boy

    A settlement against a bankrupt hospital for its attending physician’s failure to appropriately treat a young boy in diabetic shock resulting in his death

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

    A 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

  • $750,000
    For failing to diagnose and treat pancreatitis

    A settlement against a Charleston/Mattoon hospital and emergency room physician for failing to diagnose and treat pancreatitis resulting in death

  • $750,000
    For failure to prescribe proper anti coagulation

    A settlement against central Illinois podiatrist for failure to prescribe proper anti coagulation following fort surgery resulting in the death of a 65-year-old man

  • $750,000
    For failing to diagnose avascular necrosis

    A settlement against a Bloomington orthopedic surgeon for failing to diagnose avascular necrosis resulting in a need for hip replacement surgery

  • $737,000
    For the failure to timely deliver twins

    A settlement for the failure to timely deliver twins resulting in mild birth injuries to one of the twins

  • $725,000
    For improperly performing foot surgery

    A settlement against a Chicago orthopedic surgeon for improperly performing foot surgery resulting in the need for a revision and fusion surgery

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

    A 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

    A 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

    A settlement for a Tuscola woman involved in an automobile accident

  • $700,000
    Elderly man killed by drunk driver

    A settlement for an elderly man from a Chicago suburb who was killed by a drunk driver

  • $700,000
    Car accident with a truck driver resulting in death

    A settlement for the death of a 77-year-old Chicago woman involved in a car accident with a truck driver

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

    A 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

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

  • $650,000
    For failing to timely recognize post-operative bleeding

    A settlement in Macon County for failing to timely recognize post-operative bleeding in an 84-year-old woman resulting in her death

  • $650,000
    For improperly administering radiation treatment

    A settlement against an Iowa Hospital for improperly administering radiation treatment to a man with lung cancer resulting in the need for unnecessary surgery

  • $625,000
    For a defective hip implant

    A settlement against a product manufacturer for a defective hip implant requiring revision surgery

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

    A 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

  • $625,000
    Diabetic man requiring multiple surgeries

    A settlement on behalf of a diabetic man requiring multiple surgeries following total knee replacement surgery

  • $550,000
    For improperly performing a vacuum assisted delivery

    A settlement against a Charleston/Mattoon obstetrician for improperly performing a vacuum assisted delivery resulting in a stillbirth

  • $550,000
    For failing to diagnose and treat vertebral discitis

    A settlement against a Rock Island neurosurgeon for failing to diagnose and treat vertebral discitis resulting in a two-level fusion surgery

  • $500,000
    For failing to recommend colon cancer screening

    A settlement against a Decatur family practice physician for failing to recommend colon cancer screening

  • $500,000
    For two, high-school girls who were injured by a motorist

    A settlement for two, high-school girls who were injured by a motorist while crossing the Street Near Lane Tech high school

  • $500,000
    For improperly ordering and administering medication

    A settlement against a pharmacy and Danville nursing home for improperly ordering and administering medication causing the death of a 95-year-old man

  • $500,000
    For failing to timely recognize and treat a stroke

    A settlement against a Champaign neurologist for failing to timely recognize and treat a stroke caused by a vertebral-artery dissection

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

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

  • $500,000
    Physician fails to appreciate warning signs of a heart attack

    A settlement for a Bloomington man whose family physician failed to appreciate warning signs of a heart attack

  • $450,000
    Failure to treat a rare heart condition

    A settlement against a Chicago hospital for the hospital’s failure to treat a rare heart condition

  • $450,000
    For failing to diagnose a shoulder injury

    A settlement against a Champaign orthopedic surgeon for failing to diagnose a shoulder injury resulting in the need for rotator cuff surgery

  • $450,000
    Improperly treating a leg tumor

    A settlement for a University of Illinois professor against a Champaign orthopedic surgeon for improperly treating a leg tumor with unnecessary chemotherapy and radiation

  • $400,000
    For prescribing improper antibiotics leading to the death

    A settlement against a Champaign infectious disease doctor for prescribing improper antibiotics leading to the death of a 90-year-old woman

  • $375,000
    For failing to appropriately treat pressure wounds

    A settlement against a Chicago nursing home for failing to timely and appropriately treat pressure wounds

  • $350,000
    For failure to appreciate respiratory depression

    A settlement against a Chicago area hospital for failure to appreciate respiratory depression in an 84-year-old man following bilateral hip replacement surgery

  • $350,000
    Failure to appreciate signs and symptoms of a stroke

    A settlement for a Freeport man against his emergency room physician’s failure to appreciate signs and symptoms of a stroke

  • $300,000
    For inadvertently prescribing excessive amounts of Tramadol

    A settlement against a central Illinois hospital for inadvertently prescribing excessive amounts of Tramadol

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

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

  • $300,000
    For failing to institute fall precautions

    A settlement against a Chicago nursing home for failing to institute fall precautions resulting in a fall and hip fracture

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law (1982) with Honors
  • B.A., Indiana University (1979)

Bar Admissions

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

Associations

  • Society of Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Board of Managers
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers, 2005-Present, Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney
  • Leading Lawyers, Advisory Board Member, Chosen top 5% of Illinois Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys in Illinois, Chicago Magazine
  • Leading Personal Injury Lawyers, Crain’s Chicago Business
  • AV Overall Peer Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 5.0 out of 5.0
  • A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau

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