Top 50 Settlements in Illinois in 2019

Top 50 Settlements in Illinois in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 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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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 (IL), 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
21
Amount:$2,600,000.00
Attorneys:David R. Barry, Jr., Michael D. Ditore of Corboy & Demetrio, PC
Case:8th Grade Star Basketball Player v. Defendant Orthopedic Surgeon.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Unnecessary Surgery
22
Amount:$2,544,000.00
Attorneys:Stephan D. Blandin of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC; Sean C. Burke of Sean Burke Law, LLC; Michael W. Rathsack of Law Office of Michael W. Rathsack
Case:Delatorre v. Lake Effect Dev. III LLC, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
23
Amount:$2,100,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph W. Balesteri of Power Rogers LLP
Case:Estate of Hill v. Northshore Univ. Healthsystem, et al.
Type:Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
24
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph A. Power Jr., Joseph W. Balesteri of Power Rogers LLP
Case:M. Berger v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
25
Amount:$1,725,000.00
Attorneys:John M. Power, Sara M. Davis of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case:Customer v. Store
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Tort
26
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Patrick W. Morrissey of Thomas G. Morrissey, Ltd.
Case:Estate of Lynch v. Dart, et al.
Type:Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Prison Negligence, Inadequate Care, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
27
Amount:$1,650,000.00
Attorneys:John M. Power, Thomas H. Murphy (IL) of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case:Plaintiff v. Landscaping Co.
Type:Business Liability, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
28 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Bradley Z. Schulman of Motherway & Napleton LLP
Case:Estate of Nash v. Cook Cty., et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Prison Negligence, Failure to Protect, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
28 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Sara M. Davis, Thomas H. Murphy (IL) of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case:Plaintiff v. Commercial Establishment
Type:Assault & Battery, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
28 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Melanie Grabavoy Conviser of Law Offices of Melanie Grabavoy Conviser; James A. Karamanis of Barney & Karamanis L.L.P.
Case:Estate of Johnson v. County of Cook
Type:Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort
29
Amount:$1,385,000.00
Attorneys:Ronald W. Kalish of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish
Case:Estate of Culbertson v. Saint Joseph Health Centers and Hospital, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
30
Amount:$1,325,000.00
Attorneys:Brian Murphy of Hofeld and Schaffner
Case:Scharf v. Advocate Sherman Hospital, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
31 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:C. Nicholas Cronauer of Cronauer Law
Case:Burke v. Kishwaukee Hospital, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Paralysis Injury
31 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey B. Granich of Law Office of Jeffrey B. Granich
Case:Estate of Jones v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type:Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort
31 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:John D. Risvold of The Collins Law Firm PC; Barry D. Rooth, Kelly A. Sheets of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C.
Case:Moss v. Braun et. al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
32
Amount:$937,500.00
Attorneys:Michael C. Goode of Law Office of Michael C. Goode; Zane D. Smith of Zane D. Smith & Associates, Ltd.
Case:Solorsano v. Goss Press International
Type:Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Strict Liability
33 (tie)
Amount:$900,000.00
Attorneys:Alan H. Bender of Goldstein Bender & Romanoff
Case:Vargas v. Hajrasouliha, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Lack of Informed Consent, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
33 (tie)
Amount:$900,000.00
Attorneys:Joey L. Mogul, Janine L. Hoft, Brad Thomson of People's Law Office
Case:Estate of Scott v. County of Cook, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Failure to Supervise, Inadequate Care, Failure to Train, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
34
Amount:$860,000.00
Attorneys:Sara M. Davis of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case:Patient v. Surgeon
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Unnecessary Surgery, Negligent Tort
35 (tie)
Amount:$850,000.00
Attorneys:David J. Gallagher of The Vrdolyak Law Group
Case:Estate of Gordon v. County of Cook
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
35 (tie)
Amount:$850,000.00
Attorneys:Haytham Faraj, Matthew Amarin of Law Offices of Haytham Faraj PLLC
Case:Prado Gallegos v. 4 Wheels Auto Repair
Type:Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
36
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:John M. Power, Thomas H. Murphy (IL) of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case:Customer v. Chicagoland Store
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
37
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:John M. Power, Thomas H. Murphy (IL) of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case:Patel, et al. v. Tall Oaks of Hanover Park Home Owners Assoc., Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
38
Amount:$700,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey B. Granich, Katie Z. Ehrmin of Law Office of Jeffrey B. Granich; Torreya L. Hamilton of Hamilton Law Office, LLC; Josh Friedman of Law Offices of Josh M. Friedman
Case:Estate of Horton v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
39
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:Torreya L. Hamilton of Hamilton Law Office, LLC
Case:Scott v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, False Evidence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
40
Amount:$600,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas H. Murphy (IL), Michael J. Pullano of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case:Doherty v. Elim Baptist Church
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
41
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Robert D. Fink of Collison Law Office
Case:Groves, et al. v. Fisher
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
42
Amount:$450,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan I. Loevy, Arthur Loevy, Steven Art, Josh Loevy of Loevy & Loevy
Case:Baskins v. Gilmore, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
43
Amount:$385,000.00
Attorneys:David E. Gilbreth of Costello, McMahon, Burke & Murphy Ltd.
Case:Estate of Henry v. St. Charles Memory Care LLC
Type:Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
44
Amount:$380,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph G. Ryan, Lawrence G. Gordon of Gordon & Centracchio LLC
Case:Ruark v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
45
Amount:$375,000.00
Attorneys:Alan H. Bender of Goldstein Bender & Romanoff
Case:Vallecillo v. Greenberg, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Anesthesia Error, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Ophthalmology Malpractice
46 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory E. Kulis, Brian M. Orozco of Gregory E. Kulis & Associates Ltd.
Case:Ball v. Cortes, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
46 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:G. Flint Taylor, Jr., Benjamin H. Elson, Joey L. Mogul of People's Law Office
Case:Smith v. Burge, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Conviction, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
46 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Torreya L. Hamilton of Hamilton Law Office, LLC; Damon M. Cheronis of Law Office of Damon M. Cheronis
Case:Abernathy v. Village of Park Forest, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Conviction, False Arrest, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, False Evidence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
46 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Ronak R. Maisuria, Michael D. Oppenheimer, Jon Erickson of Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd.
Case:White v. Barona, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
47
Amount:$287,500.00
Attorneys:Jonathan W. Young, Benjamin L. Carter of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz
Case:Estate of Cavallaro v. Covenant Health Care Cntr., Inc., et al.
Type:Nursing Home Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Elder Abuse, Inadequate Care, Failure to Protect, Negligent Tort
48
Amount:$275,000.00
Attorneys:Steven W. Becker of Law Office of Steven W. Becker LLC
Case:Williams v. Bachler, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Conviction, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
49
Amount:$265,000.00
Attorneys:Donald J. Angelini Jr., Alex D. Abate of Angelini, Ori & Abate Law
Case:Sepulbeda v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
50
Amount:$260,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey J. Neslund of Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Neslund
Case:Lloyd v. Pruger, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior

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