The Largest Personal Injury Verdict in Illinois History: $127,000,000
For over 40 years, Goldberg & Goldberg has successfully represented victims of medical malpractice and other types of negligence in Chicago, throughout Illinois, and across the U.S. With members licensed to practice law in Illinois, New York, Florida, Colorado, and California, the firm has tried or settled cases in 23 states.Practice Areas Personal Injury
A person injured due to the negligent or reckless acts of another may recover financial compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, future medical needs, and other expenses as a result of the accident. A negligence claim has a better chance of success if accompanied by a robust investigation of the facts surrounding the case. The injured person may be awarded compensation from additional parties if it can be proved that multiple individuals or entities were also liable for the accident victim's injuries.Medical Malpractice
A doctor or hospital's conduct that falls short of the standard of care that results in injury to the patient is medical malpractice. Examples of medical malpractice include post-surgical errors, missed or delayed cancer diagnoses, preventable anesthesia-related complications, and other types of negligent behavior. Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers are well-versed in the law and have working relationships with expert doctors and medical consultants nationwide. There is a limited amount of time for patients to file medical malpractice claims.Birth Injury
Birth injury can occur in numerous situations during the labor and delivery process. One or more factors may affect the outcome, including premature birth, failure to appropriately monitor the progress of labor, excessive force used during delivery, the use of forceps in an inappropriate manner, and caesarian section not performed in a timely manner. Avoidable, preventable injuries due to a medical professional's negligence can impact child and family for the rest of their lives.Products Liability
Product defects can be present in numerous consumer goods, including children's toys, furniture, motor vehicles, and power tools. Product defects can be manufacturing-based, design-related, or related to documentation, warnings, or instructions associated with a product. Product liability suits can be brought for a number of reasons. More complex cases may require each party involved to retain subject consultants to offer expert opinions regarding the safety of the product in question.Premises Liability
Accidents or injuries that occur on someone's property, be it a shopping center walkway, apartment complex parking lot, or in an aisle inside a grocery store fall under premises liability law. People visiting a physical space and acting in a reasonable manner should be able to do so without fear of injuring themselves because of dangerous conditions located on the property. A landowner found to have acted in a less than responsible manner may be required to pay damages to the injured person. Prompt investigation of events leading up to the incident are crucial for a successful outcome.Car Accidents
Following car accidents, injury victims are consumed with thoughts. The pain and suffering after the accident and how much time will be needed to heal properly, thoughts of possible quality of life changes, and the impact your injuries can have on your family can be overwhelming. Having an attorney on your side, fighting for the compensation you deserve is vital to securing the best outcome possible. Our legal professionals utilize the expertise of accident investigators to take on insurance companies.Truck Accidents
Although accidents involving large trucks represent a small percentage of all vehicle crashes, the harm caused by these accidents is much greater as compared to more ordinary vehicle collisions. Truck crashes can be the result of mechanical problems, driver fatigue, negotiating a turn at an intersection, or attempting to avert a collision with another vehicle. There may be other parties associated with the truck or trailer in addition to the driver, including the truck owner, freight partners, and those responsible for the maintenance of the truck's safety systems.Railroad and Train Accidents
Illinois sees a tremendous amount of rail traffic, both freight and passenger train service. Train accidents happen for a number of reasons. Often times, train operator error, mechanical problems, or signaling equipment mishaps can result in catastrophic injuries to those in passenger vehicles that are traversing the tracks at designated railroad grade crossings. Our lawyers have extensive experience litigating train accident cases, fighting for those injured and the loved ones of those killed.Construction Accidents
Construction worksite injuries are a common occurrence. Proper identification of the cause of these accidents can be a complex process. Even when workers' compensation claims are successful, the potential for financial recovery can be limited. Multiple parties may be involved in the events that precede an accident, so it is important to work with legal professionals determined to identify those involved so they can be held accountable and the injured person is awarded damages for medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering.Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Family members are often filled with anguish when deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home. People count on staff of these facilities to treat their loved one with the respect they deserve. While nursing homes are subject to federal and state oversight, neglect and abuse are a reality. Proving abuse of a loved one in a nursing home can be difficult, so expert testimony may be required. Our firm utilizes the skills and experience of expert witnesses and consultants when investigating nursing home abuse and neglect cases.Wrongful Death
A wrongful death can be the result of a car crash, medical malpractice, construction site accident, or other circumstances. Under law, a wrongful death allows for a surviving spouse and children to recover compensation for economic and emotional losses as a result of the death. Others related to the deceased may also be able to file a claim. The law surrounding wrongful death claims is complex, so seeking out the services of a skillful attorney is one of the most important decisions a grieving family can make.Almost $1 Billion Recovered For Our Clients
With an unparalleled track record serving people in Chicago and beyond, the medical malpractice lawyers at Goldberg & Goldberg have attained more than 135 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million each--recovering for its clients an aggregate total of nearly $1 billion.
In a drug product liability case, Senior partner Barry Goldberg achieved the largest individual personal injury award in Illinois history--an award of more than $127 million. Recent verdicts and settlement awards in favor of Goldberg & Goldberg clients include
- $12 million in a case of obstetrical malpractice
- $16 million in a case involving over-radiation of a cancer survivor
- More than $7 million in a wrongful death case involving a misdiagnosed post-surgical bleed
- $18 million in a case of a brain-injured child
- $9 million in each of two cases involving children with brain injuries.
The senior partners of Goldberg & Goldberg, twin brothers Barry and Barth, exemplify the entire firm's commitment to zealous advocacy for its clients. Faced with difficult circumstances, the siblings had to start working at the age of 13. Their work ethic and dedication to their clients have been proven in cases that led to changes in laws, creating new protections for the rights of the injured.
The Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Goldberg & Goldberg stand ready to help you evaluate and pursue you legal rights.
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