O'Connor & Battle, LLP, is very pleased to congratulate Robert Cheris on his recent defense verdict for a local hospital after a 3-day jury trial on a negligence claim in DuPage County. Plaintiff's counsel asked the jury for $400,000. The jury deliberated for three hours before returning a defense verdict.
Plaintiff, an ICU nurse at a different facility, was visiting her mother-in-law and claimed that the hospital failed to maintain its premises in a safe manner, causing plaintiff to injure herself and resulting in two years of medical treatment, physical therapy, injection therapy, and serial MRI testing.
O' Connor & Battle, LLP is very pleased to congratulate Mary O'Connor and Robert Cheris on their recent defense verdict for a cardiologist after a 13 day jury trial on a wrongful death claim in Kane County. Plaintiff's counsel sought between $7,900,000 and $8,900,000 in damages for the surviving spouse. The jury deliberated for an hour before returning a verdict for all defendants.
Plaintiff claimed that the cardiologist, as well as the co-defendant surgeon and anesthesiologist, collectively failed to identify and treat the patient's alleged thyroid storm. The patient was a 36 year-old woman who failed to treat her hyperthyroidism for years. She presented to the emergency department and was admitted with appendicitis. Emergency surgery was successful, but she suffered a sudden cardiac arrest about two and a half hours after arriving on the floor post-op. Plaintiff's counsel claimed that the untreated hyperthyroidism in conjunction with the patient's clinical picture required a higher level of care. Our client had seen the patient after she arrived on the floor and only an hour before her cardiac event
Associate, Brynna Gang, will be a guest lecturer at IIT Chicago-Kent on March 28, 2019. Ms. Gang will be presenting a program on social security disability law for students of Clinical Professor Edward Kraus’s Disability Law class. Prior to joining O’Connor & Battle, Ms. Gang represented individuals seeking social security disability benefits at approximately 1,000 hearings. She also handled appeals at the agency level and in federal court.
While the lecture is not open to the public, Ms. Gang’s presentation materials are available for review upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org.