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Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered
Wheaton Office  630-462-1980
Chicago Office  312-372-1980
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$780,000 Settlement

DuPage County Circuit Court 99L 132

Ed Walsh settled a professional negligence case against the nationally renowned adoption agency, The Cradle Society in Evanston, Illinois. Representing the plaintiffs, the parents of an adopted daughter, our attorneys were successful in establishing that the social workers at the adoption agency negligently failed to investigate the mental health history of the birth mother of the adopted baby.

The Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered attorneys amassed a team of expert witnesses, including social workers, a life care planner, and a pediatric neurologist, to establish that the negligence of the Cradle Society adoption agency caused the plaintiffs to adopt a child who needs special life time care.

After more than 30 pretrial discovery depositions of social workers, physicians, and health care professionals, the Cradle Society deemed it to be in its best interests to reverse its arrogant, steadfast defense attitude and settle this powerful case against it. This decision was made so that a jury verdict in excess of its insurance coverage would not be entered against the agency.

A detailed explanation of the facts and law of this professional negligence case of national interest can be reviewed from the summary judgment pleadings, which the plaintiffs successfully argued during two separate hearings before the Honorable Kenneth L. Popejoy, Circuit Judge. Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered is extremely pleased with the results achieved in this case, since there have only been an extremely small number of cases of wrongful adoption prosecuted nationally.

2150 Manchester Road, Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187 | 630-462-1980
221 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601 | 312-372-1980
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