Recent Legal Developments

$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

Partners Named to Top Consumer Group

There are more than 85,000 licensed attorneys in Illinois.  In a recent state-wide survey published in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, partners Nick Motherway and Bob Napleton were named as among the top 100 consumer lawyers in the state.

Robert J. Napleton Receives Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

Robert J. Napleton received an award for excellence presented by the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter for his verdict of $14.6 million dollars in a case involving the serious injuries of a 31 year old woman who suffered an on the job injury while working as a flagger at a road construction site.  Click here forRead More

$1.5 Million Settlement of Truck Driver Crushed by Falling Pallet Racks

A settlement in the amount of $1,500,000 was reached on behalf of the widow of a truck driver who was crushed to death by falling pallet racks.   On January 23, 2009, Michael Shaw, 54, died when several hundred pounds of metal he hauled to a construction site fell on him, killing him instantly.  Read More