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Chicago Medical Malpractice Verdicts & Settlements | Romanucci & Blandin

Listed below is a representation of the medical malpractice verdicts and settlements we have obtained on our clients’ behalf:

$30,000,000 Settlement-medical malpractice.

A family was awarded $30 million dollars in a settlement reached with Mark J. Holterman, MD. and a Major Chicago Area Teaching Hospital after their son was left permanently disabled and brain injured as a result of 25 experimental surgeries. This is the fourth largest medical malpractice suit for a minor in the state of Illinois, and is the largest settlement for a child born with esophageal atresia in Illinois.

$22,300,000 verdict-medical malpractice.

A Cook County jury awarded the parents of a ten-year-old boy with a tens of millions of dollars verdict in a medical negligence case arising out of the care and treatment on May 29, 1999 at Advocate Christ Medical Center/Hope Children’s Hospital, in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. The negligence resulted in the loss of the boy’s left leg and other disabilities.

$3,689,733 verdict-medical malpractice.

In a record chiropractic malpractice verdict, a man suffered a sudden onset of paralysis from the chest down due to a growth in his thoracic spine which completely compromised his spinal cord. The chiropractor ignored x-rays of his lumbar spine which revealed this progressive, degenerative disease and performed chiropractic manipulations on that area of his back.

$1,900,000 settlement-pharmacist dosage error-wrongful death.

Prior to litigation commencing, the wife of a 50-year-old man received restitution upon her husband’s untimely death after he was a prescribed a lethal dosage of morphine. Her husband, who was recently given a good prognosis after finishing rounds of chemotherapy for treatment of his tongue cancer, died after being given six times the normal dosage of morphine by the pharmacy.


A newborn baby boy suffered a brachial plexus injury during birth which caused permanent nerve damage and resulted in him having limited use of his left arm and hand. Allegedly, excessive traction was used during the delivery.


While undergoing a minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (“TLIF”) surgery, our client’s SSEP neurological vitals dropped dramatically. Rather than removing the “cage”, which was designed and sold by the operating physician, or stopping surgery, he continued on, leaving the patient, a 62-year-old registered nurse, with loss of all feeling and use of her lower extremities.

$1,000,000 settlement-medical malpractice.

Our client suffered a stroke as a result of the doctors’ failure to follow up with his transitory ischemic attacks. He is now permanently impaired.

$1,000,000 settlement-medical malpractice.

The family of a deceased man received a settlement of $1 million, arising out of the failure by his physician to perform a cystoscopy that would have diagnosed late-stage muscle invasive bladder cancer.


Our client, a 51 year-old retired police officer, died of a heart attack as the result of the Defendant physicians failing to properly recognize the his cardiac conditions a month prior when complaining of chest pain. The defendants failed to put the plaintiff on appropriate medication which would have likely prevented his fatal heart attack.


As part of a class action settlement paid for by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc., the family of a man who was prescribed the drug Actos for treatment of diabetes in 2006, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2010, and died in 2011 received restitution. Allegedly, Actos was responsible for the development of the bladder cancer, and the defendant manufacturer had failed to warn consumers of the risks associated with use of the drug.


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