Defense Verdict in Case Alleging Section 1983 Violations
Secured a defense verdict in a trial involving allegations of violations of Section 1983 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The physician allegedly was deliberately indifferent to plaintiff’s ACL rupture and meniscus injury to knee.
Favorable Settlement in Multimillion-Dollar Failure to Diagnose Claim
Secured a favorable settlement at trial before jury verdict in St. Clair County, Illinois, in a multimillion-dollar claim involving failure to diagnose an internal hernia.
Summary Judgment in Section 1983 Civil Rights Action
Obtained a summary judgment in a Section 1983 civil rights action brought by a plaintiff parent whose son was shot and killed by a police officer after refusing to drop his weapon at the officer’s command. Claims brought before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois included alleged excessive use of force and involved issues relating to constitutional violations. Following discovery, defense employed strategic motion practice to successfully achieve case dismissal.
Summary Judgment in Discrimination Case for Municipal Fire and Police Board
Obtained a summary judgment in defense of a municipal fire and police board in a case where the plaintiff alleged she was not hired because of her sex and was denied equal protection of the law under the 14th Amendment. Persuaded the court in St. Clair County, Illinois, regarding the status of the board’s hiring authority and related issues tied to the Financially Distressed Cities Act that also came into play.
Complete Dismissal in Wrongful Identification, Emotional Distress Case
Secured complete dismissal of a case involving allegations that defendant clients committed intentional, willful and wanton acts resulting in plaintiff’s emotional distress. Plaintiff claimed that the defendants wrongly identified the body of decedent and informed the wrong family that the decedent had been a victim of a homicide.
Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Jury Trial
Secured defense verdict in a jury trial in St. Clair County, Illinois, involving an orthopedic surgeon. Plaintiff claimed the physician failed to diagnose a left ankle infection which resulted in a below the knee amputation. Plaintiff sought approximately $500,000 in damages.
Defense Verdict in $2 Million Jury Trial
Secured a defense verdict in a jury trial involving a general surgeon in St. Clair County, Illinois. The plaintiff claimed the surgeon violated the standard of care in the performance of an inguinal hernia surgery. The plaintiff claimed he sustained permanent damage as a result of the surgery and sought over $2 million in damages.
Defense Verdict in Three-Week Jury Trial
Secured a defense verdict in a three-week jury trial in St. Clair County, Illinois. The case involved a family practice physician. Claims included alleged failure to diagnose and treat infective endocarditis. The plaintiff sought more than $1 million in damages.
Successfully Argued Appellate Case Pertaining to Collective Bargaining Agreement
Successfully briefed and argued an appellate case before the Fifth District of the Illinois Appellate Court involving questions of subject matter jurisdiction in a dispute that arose under a collective bargaining agreement subject to the Illinois State Labor Relations Board.
Defense Verdict in Auto Accident Case
Secured a defense verdict in a jury trial in St. Clair County, Illinois. The liability case took place following an automobile accident in which the plaintiff sought more than $100,000 in damages.