Lawyers at DBMS successfully litigate a wide variety of civil cases and argue appeals in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country.

DBMS Successfully Defends Gastroenterologist on Appeal

08/23/2021 Client:

Gastroenterologist and Medical Clinic

Outcome:

Fourth District Appellate Court Affirms Judgment Entered on Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case.

Karen Kies DeGrand and Laura Coffey Ieremia secured an appellate opinion affirming judgment in favor of defendants in a medical malpractice case. Plaintiff sued the physician, a gastroenterologist, and his ...

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Pro se plaintiff v. Legal Aid Clinic

12/14/2020 Client:

Legal Aid Clinic

Outcome:

Entry of Injunction Upheld on Appeal.

DBMS obtained a temporary injunction against a pro se plaintiff due to the litigant’s repeated, frivolous filings against a Legal Clinic and two of the clinic’s attorneys.  The plaintiff filed ...

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DBMS Wins Appeal in Product Liability Action

07/01/2020 Outcome:

First District Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Plaintiff's Product Liability Claims.

DBMS obtained dismissal of a plaintiff’s product liability claims against a medical device manufacturer.  Plaintiff appealed the circuit court’s dismissal order, and DBMS secured a First District Appellate Court victory ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Railroad Company

10/16/2019 Client:

Defendant Railroad Company

Outcome:

Appellate Court Victory for Defense.

DBMS secured a victory on behalf of a railroad company before the Illinois Appellate Court. Correcting its earlier ruling, the appellate court ruled that the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA), ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Supportive Living Facility

06/24/2019 Client:

Defendant Supportive Living Facility

Outcome:

Appellate court victory..

Karen DeGrand, Michael Borree and Meagan VanderWeele secured a First District appellate victory in which the appellate court ruled that an arbitration agreement entered into by plaintiff’s decedent before she ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Neurosurgeon

06/21/2019 Client:

Defendant Neurosurgeon

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed judgment entered on jury verdict..

The appellate court affirmed judgment on a jury verdict in a medical negligence action handled on appeal by Karen Kies DeGrand, Richard H. Donohue, James D. Sloan and Ashley E. ...

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Gonzalez v. Union Health Service, Inc.

11/29/2018 Client:

Defendant Union Health Service, Inc.

Outcome:

Appellate Court Victory.

Karen K. DeGrand and Laura C. Ieremia successfully challenged a circuit court order in the Illinois Supreme Court, resulting in dismissal of the case based on a statutory immunity defense. ...

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