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Case Histories - Medical Malpractice

$10 Million Dollar Jury Verdict

Doe vs. Life Products & Loyola U. Medical Center

Ed Walsh was the lead trial lawyer, along with Jim Knippen, in this six-week-long jury trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago. 75 depositions were conducted all over the United States before this complex defective product and medical malpractice case proceeded to jury trial.

Ed Walsh's efforts and skills as a trial lawyer were singularly devoted to securing justice for his eight-year-old client, Jane. Through the skilled use of computer digital presentation graphics demonstrative evidence, Ed was able to simplify an extremely complex product and medical case. As a result, he successfully explained how a defective ventilator and repeated medical malpractice by the Chief of Neonatology at a University Hospital needlessly caused profound brain injury in Jane, resulting in catastrophic lifelong injuries.

$7.3 Million Dollar Jury Verdict

Bechtol v. Campbell

On June 20, 2006, a Circuit Court of Cook County Jury awarded $7,287,087.00 to one of our firm's catastrophically injured clients. Ed Walsh successfully prosecuted this challenging medical malpractice trial, which lasted 2 1/2 weeks. The case involved the professional negligence of an ENT surgeon who failed to properly surgically remove a non-cancerous facial tumor. After undergoing extensive corrective surgery by another surgeon, the plaintiff was left with significant facial paralysis and disfigurement. Prior to trial, Ed Walsh attempted to settle the case for $2.1 Million; however, the defendants, through their insurer, Illinois State Medical Insurance Exchange (ISMIE), offered $500,000 to settle the case. This unreasonable monetary offer was rejected and the case proceeded to trial, resulting in the $7.3 million jury verdict in favor of our client.

$2.6 Million Settlement

LoCoco v. Garbowski, M.D.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case Number 85 L 19291

This case involved the death of a 40-year-old mother of three young children. She died as a result of her doctor failing to diagnose that she was suffering from intestinal angina, a condition which resulted in the rotting of her bowels. This medical negligence case involved claims against her family doctor, a major Chicago area university hospital, and a gastrointestinal specialist.

Pre-trial preparation and discovery in this case included the taking of 42 depositions of lay witnesses, nurses, doctors, and expert physician witnesses throughout the United States. The use of computerized deposition transcript organization allowed trial attorney Ed Walsh to efficiently organize and review all depositions immediately when necessary.

$5.7 Million Settlement

Kilgore v. Heggen

Circuit Court of Will County Case Number 90 L 4828

In this case, Ed Walsh represented a young boy and his family. Five hours after the infant's birth, he suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest, resulting in profound cerebral palsy and intellectual deficits. His cardiac and respiratory arrest was caused by a Group B strep bacteria infection.

$2.485 Million Jury Verdict

Knauerhaze v. Allen, M.D.

Cook County Case 00L 10323

Ed Walsh secured a jury verdict of $2,485,000.00. This verdict was $1,485,000.00 in excess of the Illinois State Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange Policy limit of insurance which indemnified the defendant doctor.

Ed Walsh and Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered were privileged to represent a wonderful 43-year-old man who lost total hearing in his left ear and suffers from permanent imbalance as a result of negligently performed outpatient ear surgery.

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