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

Plaintiff vs. Defendant Hospital

12/28/2021 Client:

Chicago area hospital

Outcome:

Verdict for Defense..

Sherri M. Arrigo and Timothy L. Hogan successfully defended a Chicago area hospital and nurse at trial against allegations of negligence during the labor and delivery of the minor plaintiff ...

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DBMS Obtains Summary Judge in Favor of Local Fire Protection District

10/14/2020 Client:

Defendant Fire Protection District

Outcome:

Summary Judgment for the Defense.

DBMS obtained summary judgment in favor of a local fire protection district and its paramedics/firefighters on plaintiffs’ claims of negligence and willful and wanton conduct. Asserting wrongful death and survival ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Neurosurgeon

01/17/2020 Client:

Defendant Neurosurgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for Defense.

Mark M. Burden and David K. Duffey successfully defended a neurosurgeon at trial against allegations of negligence for improperly recommending and improperly performing an extensive neurosurgical procedure. Plaintiffs alleged that ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Family Medicine Physician

10/11/2019 Client:

Defendant Family Medicine Physician

Outcome:

Verdict for Defense.

Mark M. Burden and Laura Coffey Ieremia successfully defended a family medicine physician at trial against allegations of negligence for failing to timely diagnose prostate cancer. Asserting wrongful death and ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

10/09/2019 Client:

Defendant Defendant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS successfully defended a cardiothoracic surgeon in a case involving a claim of medical malpractice for an alleged failure to properly perform a single coronary artery bypass graft procedure. In ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital

04/10/2019 Client:

Defendant Hospital

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS attorneys Stetson Atwood and Ashley Dus successfully defend a hospital in a medical negligence trial in which the plaintiff asked the jury to award $16 million in damages. The ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Ophthalmologist and Hospital

07/07/2017 Client:

Defendant Ophthalmologist and Hospital

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

Donohue Brown’s Kent Mathewson and Laura DeDecker successfully defended a vitreous and retinal specialist and his clinic in a high-stakes six-week trial involving a patient who went blind in one ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Orthopedic Surgeon

10/23/2015 Client:

Defendant Defendant Orthopedic Surgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

Plaintiff, male, 65 years old, presented to Palos Community Hospital on April 29, 2011 for a total left hip arthroplasty.  The defendants, an orthopedic surgeon and his corporation, performed the ...

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