Mason falls through a car dealership

$2,000,000 — MASON FALLS THROUGH A CAR DEALERSHIP A 55-year old bricklayer fell through a concealed hole in a roof of a car dealership suffering injuries to his elbow, shoulder and knee. Although he returned to work five months later, a Cook County jury awarded him...

Misplaced intravenous line

$2,250,000 — MISPLACED INTRAVENOUS LINE A 55-year old man, who was hospitalized due to complications arising from organ failure, had an intravenous line administered while in the intensive care unit. The intravenous line came out of the vein but the IV solution...

Woman struck by a three-mile-per-hour collision

$2,300,000 — WOMAN STRUCK BY A THREE-MILE-PER-HOUR COLLISION A 26-year-old woman, while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast food restaurant, was struck from behind injuring her shoulder. The injury developed into a rare nerve disorder called reflex sympathetic...

Trump tower beam falls on worker’s head

$3,500,000 — TRUMP TOWER BEAM FALLS ON WORKER’S HEAD In 2012, Trapp & Geller settled a case against the general contractor and others in the amount of $3.5 million for negligence in allowing a support beam to fall and strike a laborer’s head. The laborer suffered...

Plumber falls through floor of trump tower

$3,750,000 — PLUMBER FALLS THROUGH FLOOR OF TRUMP TOWER An apprentice plumber fell through the floor of Trump Tower landing on the concrete below. He sustained injuries to his back, shoulder and ankle. He was able to return to work following the...

Woman mistakenly given death penalty drug in emergency room

$8,000,000 — WOMAN MISTAKENLY GIVEN DEATH PENALTY DRUG IN EMERGENCY ROOM A 46-year-old woman with a stomach ache goes to the emergency room. The doctor ordered Pepcid, which is a common drug prescribed to relieve minor stomach ailments. Instead, the nurse on duty gave...

Misread ultrasound results in brain injury to newborn

$10,000,000 — MISREAD ULTRASOUND RESULTS IN BRAIN INJURY TO NEWBORN First-time mom was ecstatic to learn she was having twins. A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be...

Mother given excessive pitocin during labor

$12,000,000 — MOTHER GIVEN EXCESSIVE PITOCIN DURING LABOR, CAUSING BRAIN DAMAGE TO HER NEWBORN CHILD Chicago-area mom, expecting her first child, was admitted to a suburban Chicago hospital. During labor, the doctor ordered Pitocin, which is a drug used to stimulate...