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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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