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.

Settlement in Hospital Burn Case

When a three month old baby girl was being prepped for a heart test at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, she was covered by an electric heating pad which burned her right foot.  Multiple skin grafts were needed to treat the burn, resulting in a settlement achieved by Nicholas...
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Wrongful Death of 86 Year Old Widow Settles for $1.1 Million

On December 23, 2007, Sigismunda Rizzo, age 86, walked across the street to her neighbor’s house to deliver a tray of Christmas cookies.  On her way back from her neighbor’s house she was struck by a vehicle driven by a Salvadore Guzman.  Ms. Rizzo was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital...
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Robert J. Napleton Named to Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers List for 2009

Illinois Super Lawyers® is a magazine published by attorneys exclusively for attorneys and adheres to a rigorous selection process.  The only way a lawyer can be listed in Illinois Super Lawyers magazine is through this selection process.  The Top 100 Super Lawyers selection process consists of a statewide survey of...
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Man Wins $4.75 Million Malpractice Award for Neurological Injury

$4.75 Million settlement has been reached on behalf of a 50 year old man who suffered an anoxic event during the performance of a transesophageal echocardiogram at a Lake County Medical Facility.   As a result of the loss of oxygen the plaintiff now suffers from action myoclonus.  This is a...
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Road Worker Wins $14.6M Jury Award for Loss of Leg

A Livingston County jury has awarded a $14.6 million judgment to a woman who lost part of her leg while working as a flagger on a highway construction site. In September 2002, a concrete cutter that had a 9-foot wheel climbed out of its trench and went out of control,...
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Settlement for Infant in Intensive Care Mishap

A three million dollar settlement has been reached on behalf of a four year boy who, at 2 weeks of age, suffered a cardiac arrest in the intensive care nursery at the University of Chicago Hospital ten days after he had undergone surgery to correct a congenital heart defect. Just...
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$1 MILLION AWARD IN MELANOMA CASE

Lawyers for St. James Hospital and Medical Center and the family of a man who died 12 years after the hospital allegedly failed to detect a malignant skin lesion have settled a wrongful-death lawsuit for $1 million. In December 1988, the hospital’s pathology department allegedly failed to diagnose a malignant...
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APPEALS EXHAUSTED-EIGHTEEN MILLION DOLLAR JUDGMENT PAID

In October, 2003, a jury awarded Hannah Foley sixteen million dollars in damages for the brain damage she suffered at birth at Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, Illinois on March 17, 1998. The child was represented at trial by Nick Motherway. The judgment was against Dr. Peggy Fletcher, the delivering obstetrician,...
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DAN MADIGAN NAMED TO 40 UNDER 40

Dan Madigan was recently named as one of 40 Chicago Area lawyers under the age of 40 recognized in the legal community as lawyers to watch as their careers skyrocket toward the top of their profession. Dan’s selection for this elite group is the end result of a peer selected...
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FAMILY TO RECEIVE $2,250,000 IN MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT

Motherway & Napleton, LLP has won a $2.25 million settlement on behalf of a 40-year-old man who died of a heart attack hours after he allegedly was examined and released by a doctor. On September 5, 2002 , a suburban Chicago man visited Dr. Cynthia Victor, whose Family Medical Center...
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NICHOLAS J. MOTHERWAY TO PARTICIPATE IN 2005 ADVOCACY SHOWCASE

Nicholas J. Motherway has agreed to participate in the 2005 Advocacy Showcase being presented on May 7, 2005 , by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association at the Double Tree Guest Suites in Chicago . The program, which involves leading Chicago trial lawyers in the mock trial of an employee business...
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$2.35 MILLION SETTLEMENT AGREED TO IN PRODUCT LIABILITY SUIT

A machinist who lost his right arm in a industrial accident has settled his personal-injury claims for $2.35 million. David Ethridge also obtained a waiver of workers compensation liens of nearly $597,000. Cook County Circuit Judge William D. Maddux formally approved the settlement on April 14, 2005 . Ethridge, of...
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NICK MOTHERWAY RE-ELECTED ABOTA DIRECTOR

The Illinois Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates has elected Nick Motherway to his fourth 3 year term as a member of the National Board of Directors. ABOTA is a national organization of trial lawyers and membership is by invitation. Its ranks are comprised of an equal number...
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RECORD SIXTEEN MILLION DOLLAR MALPRACTICE AWARD

A Cook County jury returned a 16 million dollar verdict Wednesday, October 15th, against a south suburban obstetrician, Peggy Fletcher, M.D. and her medical group, Primary Healthcare Associates, in a medical malpractice trial before Judge Richard J. Elrod. The award goes to a five year old Orland Park girl who...
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HEART PATIENT’S SURVIVORS GET $2.7 MILLION FROM JURY

A Cook County Circuit Court jury has awarded $2.7 million to the family of a Midlothian man after finding that his 2002 death from heart disease resulted, in part, from medical negligence. The jury awarded the family of Scott Tracy $5.4 million, ruling his death resulted from negligence on the...
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JURY AWARDS $2.2 MILLION TO FORMER PIT CREW MEMBER

Steve Warf, 46, a drag-racing crew member from LaGrange Highlands, was working on a car engine at a Top Fuel Drag race in Columbus, Ohio, three years ago when the car’s owner turned on the engine. It took off the middle finger and the tips of three other fingers on...
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$3 MILLION MALPRACTICE AWARD

On January 28, 2003, Judge Mary Mulhern approved a $3 million dollar settlement on behalf of the Estate Richard Hoselton against Dr. Rodolfo Mejicano. Dr. Mejicano allegedly failed to diagnose and properly treat Mr. Hoselton’s significant coronary artery disease. Richard Hoselton suffered a fatal heart attack on November 29, 1997....
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$7.625 MILLION MALPRACTICE AWARD

The two remaining parties in a medical malpractice case settled for $1.125 million Thursday, bringing the total settlement amount to $7.625 million. Cook County Circuit Judge John A. Ward approved the settlement. The plaintiff, Carl Musillo, sued Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and two doctors, alleging that the parties failed to...
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BOB GLENN DEPARTING FIRM

Motherway, Glenn and Napleton has announced that Robert J. Glenn is leaving the firm effective January 1, 2003, ending a twenty year relationship with the firm and its predecessor, Motherway and Glenn. The firm will continue, as Motherway and Napleton, concentrating in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Glenn plans...
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ELK GROVE VILLAGE MAN SETTLES MALPRACTICE SUIT FOR $6.5 MILLION DOLLARS

A $6.5 million settlement has been approved by Cook County Circuit Judge Bill Taylor in a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed that doctors negligently failed to administer an appropriate vaccine after his spleen was removed. After years of health problems, Carl Musillo was diagnosed with pneumococcal meningitis in...
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CICERO WOMAN WINS $1.8 MILLION DOLLAR AWARD

MacNeal Memorial Hospital has agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit alleging that nurses failed to monitor a 69-year-old patient after total knee replacement surgery. Cook County Circuit Judge William D. Maddux, who presides over the Law Division, approved the settlement today. Frank Perez, a retired sheet...
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FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE PULMONARY EMBOLISM RESULTS IN $1,375,000 AWARD

Cook County Circuit Judge William D. Maddux approved a settlement of nearly $1.4 million in a wrongful-death case involving a 35-year-old woman who died of a pulmonary embolism, apparently after being misdiagnosed with dehydration at a suburban hospital. A day after being released from the hospital emergency room, the woman...
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ROBERT J. NAPLETON SPEAKS AT ILLINOIS TRIAL LAWYER’S SEMINAR

On January 19, 2002, Robert J. Napleton gave a speech at the DoubleTreeHotel at a Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association seminar on the subject of “Screening Potential Cases” before a large crowd of Chicago trial lawyers. The seminar audience consisted of attorney members of the Illinois Trial Lawyers’s Association who came...
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$11 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT REACHED IN HELICOPTER CRASH

An eleven million dollar settlement has been approved by Judge Cheryl Starks of the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Case No. 98 L 6186, in connection with two of the deaths arising from a helicopter crash occurring on May 18, 1998, in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The...
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NICK MOTHERWAY RE-ELECTED TO ABOTA BOARD

The Illinois Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates has re-elected Nick Motherway as its representative on the Board of Directors of The American Board of Trial Advocates, a national trial lawyers organization. ABOTA membership is by invitation only and the membership is comprised equally of trial lawyers who...
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ROBERT J. NAPLETON SPEAKS ON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Robert J. Napleton gave a speech at the Chicago Bar Association on the subject of establishing medical negligence from a plaintiff’s lawyer’s perspective before a large crowd of Chicago attorneys. The seminar audience consisted of attorneys from the young lawyers division of the Chicago Bar Association. Below is a copy...
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$11 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT REACHED IN HELICOPTER CRASH

An eleven million dollar settlement has been approved by Judge Cheryl Starks of the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Case No. 98 L 6186, in connection with two of the deaths arising from a helicopter crash occurring on May 18, 1998, in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The...
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$375,000 VERDICT IN CATARACT SURGERY CASE A – WILL COUNTY RECORD

A Will County jury has awarded $375,000 to a 64-year-old woman who suffered cystoid macular edema from complications related to a cataract surgery. The sight in her left eye was permanently damaged by cataract material that fragmented and lodged in the posterior segment of her eye. Motherway, Glenn & Napleton...
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NICK MOTHERWAY TO SPEAK AT ITLA SEMINAR

Nick Motherway has agreed to participate in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Evidence Seminar to be held on May 5, 2001 at the Double Tree Guest Suites, 198 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, Illinois. He will join other well known trial lawyers in presenting “how to do it” lectures to...
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$2.25 MILLION VERDICT FOR PARENTS OF STILLBORN – AN ILLINOIS RECORD

On February 5, 2001, a Will County jury awarded a Plainfield couple (Stephen MontMarquette Jr. and Barbara MontMarquette) $2.25 million dollars for the wrongful death of their stillborn son, Stephen Charles MontMarquette III. The verdict against Joliet obstetrician Michael Borders, M.D. is an Illinois record for a stillborn child according...
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ROBERT J. NAPLETON SPEAKS ON HMO LIABILITY

Robert J. Napleton gave a speech at the Illinois State Bar Association on the subject of HMO liability from a plaintiff’s lawyer perspective before hundreds of Illinois lawyers. The seminar audience consisted of attorneys who practice exclusively in the area of tort and insurance law. Mr. Napleton is a frequent...
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