Medical Malpractice

We protect the interests of hospitals, physicians, and related health care providers in complex disputes involving allegations of medical negligence and wrongful death actions. These high-stakes cases require an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of medical malpractice law, which we have developed over decades of experience in this space.

  • Obtained defense verdict for a local hospital after a 3-day jury trial on a $400,000 negligence claim in DuPage County. 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. The jury deliberated for just three hours before returning a verdict in favor of our client. 

  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a cardiologist after a 13-day jury trial in a wrongful death case in Kane County. Plaintiff’s counsel sought over $8 million in damages for the surviving spouse. The jury deliberated for only an hour before returning a verdict in favor of our client.

  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf of an orthopedist in claim of fraudulent concealment of hip bone damage.  

  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf internist in claim of failure to diagnose and treat a COPD exacerbation, which resulted in the patient’s death. 

  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf of cardiothoracic surgeon in claim of performing unnecessary heart bypass surgery; the matter resulted in a hung jury of 11 to 1 in favor of our client; the case was later dismissed. 

  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf of internist in claim of failure to diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism, resulting in death of a 44 year old man. 

  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf of a family practitioner in a claim of failure to manage a post-gastric bypass patient, resulting in death. 

  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf of a thoracic surgeon in a claim of improper repair of an aneurysm, causing an intimal flap, resulting in leg paralysis. 

  • Obtained directed verdict on behalf of family practitioner in claim of failure to diagnose a bacterial skin infection, resulting in a partial leg amputation. 

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Health care providers 
  • Nursing homes 
  • Assisted living facilities 

Mary C. O’Connor

Founding Partner
moconnor@mokblaw.com
(312) 786-4601