Notable Verdicts & Settlements
Kralovec, Jambois, & Schwartz leads all Illinois practices in total number of major injury cases successfully tried in the State of Illinois. Compensatory awards in KJS cases regularly exceed $1 million, and during the last five years, the firm has won more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients.
KJS’ shining record of verdicts and settlements reveals what clients want and need to know about their representation before they enter a lawsuit. Because most firms are not equipped to challenge powerful insurance companies, more injury victims are looking to KJS for strong representation.
More and more KJS-represented cases are helping to define and influence personal injury litigation in Illinois.
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
For failing to institute fall precautions
$300,000 settlement against a Chicago nursing home for failing to institute fall precautions resulting in a fall and hip fracture
MVA on Expressway
$300,000 for a woman who suffered fractures to her leg and hand in a motor vehicle accident on I-294.
Elsie Slevnik v. Gary Marcotte, D.O.
The Plaintiff, a retired 65-year old female diabetic, asserts that the defendant family practitioner failed to diagnose and treat a post-operative infection that developed in the lower part of her left leg after a vein was harvested for bypass surgery. Skin grafting was eventually required, but a 6″ by 2″ area of the leg is severely disfigured ($45,000 medical expense).
Head on collision
$250,000 for a woman who suffered a broken leg and hand after being struck head on by another vehicle.