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 nominations...
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$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.

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.

$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 was...
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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.

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 nominations...
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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 for...
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Robert J. Napleton Named to Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers List for 2013

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 nominations...
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$1.6 Million Dollar Settlement to Factory Worker

Confidential 3rd Party Defendant operated a large manufacturing facility on the south side of Chicago where it manufactured steel and other metal parts for the automotive industry.  The manufacturing process would create an extensive amount of metal scrap. Confidential 3rd Party Defendant contracted to sell the metal scrap to Confidential Scrap Iron Company, whereby Confidential...
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Nicholas J. Motherway Appointed to the Rules Committee

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Nicholas J. Motherway to another three year term as a member of the Rules Committee.  The Rules Committee develops and evaluates proposed changes in Supreme Court rules of procedure and discovery and makes recommendations that a proposed rule be adopted or rejected. “It has been a great honor to have served on the Rules Committee during...
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MNLawOffice.com Launches New Design With Help From Linchpin SEO

With the help from the team at Linchpin, a digital marketing agency in Chicago, IL, the new website for The Motherway and Napleton Law Office in Chicago has launched. The new website features: An updated content management system A new design A blog to help users learn more about the Chicago personal injury law firm...
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Nicholas J. Motherway Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Illinois Trial Lawyer Association has awarded it’s prestigious Leonard Ring Lifetime Achievement Award to Nicholas J. Motherway.  The award was presented at ITLA’s annual banquet on June 8, 2012.  The award is given to recognize members who have dedicated their professional life to upholding the goals of ITLA in representing injured tort victims.  “It...
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Robert J. Napleton Speaks on Ethics and Professionalism

On April 27, 2012, Robert J. Napleton spoke at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar in Oak Brook Hills on Ethics and Professionalism, “Petitioning for Enhanced Attorney’s Fees in Medical Malpractice Cases”.

Robert J. Napleton Speaks at Seminar in California

Robert J. Napleton recently spoke at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a 36,000 member organization.  The 2 hour program was entitled “Providing Expert Opinion and Testimony.”  Mr. Napleton gave the plaintiff’s perspective.  The 2011 Annual Meeting was attended by 10,279 orthopedic surgeons from all over North America.

Nicholas J. Motherway Spoke at Seminar

Nicholas J. Motherway spoke at the seminar on the new Illinois Rules of Evidence presented by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association on Dec. 4, 2010, at the Westin Chicago.  Mr. Motherway presented a review on the law related to the admissibility of testimony of expert witnesses.  A copy of his lecture materials is attached.  ...
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Quadriplegic Case Settles for $6.3 Million

  A distributor of racecar seats that are sold and marketed for regular passenger vehicles has paid the lion’s share of a $6.3 million settlement reached in the case of a woman who was rendered a quadriplegic.   The lawsuit stemmed from an accident that occurred on May 15, 2005, when Dalia Perez, then 19,...
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Top One Hundred Trial Lawyers

Nick Motherway and Bob Napleton have both been conferred the “Top One Hundred Trial Lawyers” award by the American Trial Lawyers Association, a national group of prominent attorneys dedicated to the art of jury trial advocacy. The partners said they were proud to have received this recognition and were grateful to their clients whose confidence...
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$6,000,000.00 Settlement for Birth Injury

On March 11, 2010 Judge William Maddux approved a 6 million dollar settlement on behalf of an 11 year old girl who suffered from cerebral palsy due to the defendant MacNeal Hospital’s failure to properly monitor the augmentation of labor with Pitocin.  As a result, the baby was deprived of oxygen during the mother’s excessive...
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$1,350,000.00 Settlement for Death of Six Day Old Boy

On January 27, 2010 Judge William Maddux approved a 1.35 million dollar settlement agreed upon prior to a lawsuit being filed for the death of a six day old boy whose death was caused by the failure of the residents and nursing staff of Rush Medical Center to properly monitor the fetal heart rate causing...
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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 J. Motherway in the sum...
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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 where she remained as an...
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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 lawyers, peer nominations, a blue...
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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 rare and debilitating neurological condition. ...
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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, and the operator couldn’t shut...
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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 before the arrest, a physician’s...
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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 melanoma that spread to Jarrett...
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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, and her medical group, which...
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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 survey conducted annually by the...
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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 of LaGrange, Ltd. office was...
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ROBERT J. NAPLETON APPOINTED TO ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Illinois Supreme Court recently appointed Bob Napleton to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility. The Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility appointed Mr. Napleton for a term expiring December 31, 2005 , and he replaced the Honorable Sophia H. Hall. The Committee meets periodically to ensure the integrity of lawyer-client relationship...
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