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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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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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