Top 20 Settlements in Illinois in 2019

Top 20 Settlements in Illinois in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 settlements obtained in Illinois in the year 2019. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, and those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Settlements in Illinois in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 50 Settlements in Illinois in 2019.

Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another settlement should be on this list, please contact us today.

1
Amount: $32,300,000.00
Attorneys: Donald S. Boyce of U.S. Attorney's Office
Case: US Ex Rel. Garbe v. Kmart Corp.
Type: False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Health Care Fraud, Intentional Tort, Insurance Fraud, Failure to Disclose
2
Amount: $14,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jack M. Beam, Matthew M. Patterson, Douglas J. Raymond of Beam Legal Team LLC
Case: J.R. v. Cook County Health & Hospital System
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Failure to Diagnose, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
3
Amount: $12,000,000.00
Attorneys: James M. Urtis of Law Offices of James M. Urtis
Case: S.V. v. VHS of Illinois, Inc.
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
4
Amount: $10,000,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick A. Salvi, Patrick Salvi, II , Brian L. Salvi, Carly E. Shannon of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
Case: Calderon v. Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident, Amputation
5
Amount: $9,500,000.00
Attorneys: Todd A. Smith, Brian LaCien of Smith LaCien LLP
Case: Dumitrescu v. City of Chicago
Type: Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
6
Amount: $8,605,388.00
Attorneys: John M. Power, Thomas H. Murphy (IL) of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case: Customer v. Retail Establishment
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
7
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Keith A. Hebeisen, Sarah F. King of Clifford Law Offices, P.C.
Case: Estate of Lara v. County of Cook
Type: Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
8
Amount: $6,955,000.00
Attorneys: Jeremy L. Geller of Trapp & Geller
Case: M.R. v. Pace Suburban Bus, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
9 (tie)
Amount: $6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Louis C. Cairo, Michael D. Fisher of GWC Injury Lawyers LLC (Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo)
Case: Myslinski v. Maneval Construction Co., Inc., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort, Amputation
9 (tie)
Amount: $6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brandi L. Meredith Jeanne B. Szromba Diane I. Smason Ethan M.M. Cohen of EEOC
Case: EEOC v. Dolgen Corp. LLC
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Hire
10
Amount: $5,900,000.00
Attorneys: Jay P. Deratany of Deratany & Kosner
Case: Baker v. County of Cook
Type: Government Negligence, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
11
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: Edward G. Willer of Corboy & Demetrio, PC
Case: Creason v. Plug-It-Products Corp., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
12
Amount: $4,900,000.00
Attorneys: James D. Montgomery Jr. of Montgomery Law Firm L.L.C.
Case: Estate of Adams v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Emergency Vehicle Accident
13
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan I. Loevy, Arthur Loevy, Russell Ainsworth, Elizabeth Wang of Loevy & Loevy
Case: Chatman v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Conviction, Intentional Tort, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
14 (tie)
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Paul M. McMahon of Costello, McMahon, Burke & Murphy Ltd.
Case: Estate of Lee v. Rice, et al.
Type: Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
14 (tie)
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph W. Balesteri of Power Rogers LLP
Case: Kolpacki v. N. Ill. Gas Co., et al.
Type: Business Liability, Personal Injury, Burn Injury, Gas Leak, Utility Negligence, Negligent Tort
15
Amount: $3,750,000.00
Attorneys: Michael P. Cogan, Sara M. Davis of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case: Bloom v. Northshore Physicians Assoc. Inc., et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
16
Amount: $3,600,000.00
Attorneys: Timothy J. Cavanagh, Michael Sorich of Cavanagh Law Group
Case: Estate of Szmurlo v. Patel, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17
Amount: $3,103,830.00
Attorneys: John M. Power, Thomas H. Murphy (IL) of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case: Pick-up Truck Driver, et al. v. Truck Driver
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
18
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel J. Pylman of Cirignani, Heller & Harman L.L.P.
Case: Estate of Brooks v. County of Cook
Type: Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
19
Amount: $2,900,000.00
Attorneys: Craig D. Tobin, Paula Fuller Tobin of Tobin & Munoz, LLC; Christopher Mullen of Mullen Law Offices
Case: M.B. v. Plaza on the Park, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
20
Amount: $2,650,000.00
Attorneys: Grant R. Doty Jennifer L. Arendes Andrea G. Baran C. Felix Miller of EEOC
Case: EEOC v. Crossmark, Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate

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