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Recent Legal Developments

Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Patient Who Took Generic Darvocet

In 2010, Lewis Guvenoz was given a prescription for the generic version of Darvocet just months before the Food and Drug Administration pulled the drug from the market for a high risk of heart arrhythmias.  While taking the drug as prescribed, Guvenoz suffered cardiac arrest that caused serious brain injuries and ultimately his death.  Read More


Trucker Receives $2.3 Million Dollar Jury Award Following Crash

A Cook County jury awarded more than $2.36 million to a truck driver injured in a collision on the Tri-State Tollway in 2008.   Ryan Keeping  was driving his semitrailer south on I-294 near the 95th Street exit in Bridgeview when a pickup truck ahead of him changed lanes, moving from the far-right lane intoRead More


Robert J. Napleton Named to Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers List for 2015

Illinois Super Lawyers® is a magazine published by attorneys exclusively for attorneys and adheres to an extensive selection process. The only way a lawyer can be listed in Illinois Super Lawyers and Chicago magazines is through this selection process. The Top 100 Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multistage process in which peer nominationsRead More


$2 Million Dollar Wrongful Death Settlement

On July 12, 2011, Jeneene Hook was bit by a dog that she was walking in the park.  That night, Jeneene Hook became septic and was rushed to Advocate Good Shepard Hospital.  After a long hospital stay, Jeneene needed to have her feet amputated. The amputation procedure went without complication.  After the amputation, however, JeneeneRead More


Appeals Exhausted – $34 Million Dollar Judgment Paid

In February, 2012, a jury awarded Nancy Hoffman $27.67 million dollars in damages for the injuries she and her daughter sustained during a trucking crash in Cedar County, Iowa on June 21, 2002. The Hoffmans were represented by Robert J. Napleton and Daniel T. Madigan.  The judgment was against Joseph T. Ryerson & Sons, Inc.Read More


Appeals Exhausted – $1.9 Million Dollar Judgment Paid

In May, 2012, a jury awarded Teodoro Ramirez $1,588,000 in damages for the injuries sustained in a construction accident on a jobsite overseen by general contractor, FCL Builders, Inc.  Mr. Ramirez was represented by Robert J. Napleton.  The judgment was against FCL Builders which had insurance coverage well in excess of the verdict.  On JulyRead More


$5 Million Dollar Maternal Death Settlement

On November 12, 2009, a 31 year old woman, 38 weeks pregnant, was rushed to the emergency room at Highland Park Hospital with abdominal pain and her child was delivered unharmed, but a volume of blood in the abdomen that attending doctors Jeffrey Lerch, M.D. and Erica Smith, M.D., attributed to a placental abruption wasRead More


Family Settles Wrongful Death Case for $1.75 Million

In the Estate of John Doe v. ABC Company, plaintiff’s decedent sustained fatal injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, resulting in a settlement in the amount of $1.75 million.  Robert J. Napleton represented the family.


$4 Million Dollar Award in Medical Malpractice Case

After a total left knee replacement on April 29, 2009, the plaintiff, a 59 year old woman began exhibiting subtle signs of compartment syndrome.  The defendant hospital diagnosed foot drop and potential nerve damage as possible explanation of her symptom complex.  On post-operative day three, the orthopedic nurse documented the plaintiff could no longer wiggleRead More


Robert J. Napleton Named to Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers List for 2014

Illinois Super Lawyers® is a magazine published by attorneys exclusively for attorneys and adheres to an extensive selection process. The only way a lawyer can be listed in Illinois Super Lawyers and Chicago magazines is through this selection process. The Top 100 Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multistage process in which peer nominationsRead More