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

Olivet Nazarene v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

12/01/1995 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

A 20-year-old college student received severe closed head injuries, three students were killed and three other students were less severely injured when a van rolled over in a high speed ...

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Nanfria v. Defendant Neurosurgeon

11/01/1995 Client:

Defendant Neurosurgeon

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Plaintiff alleged failure by defendant neurosurgeon to properly treat a traumatic cervical injury. This allegedly caused plaintiff’s incomplete quadriplegia. Plaintiff sought $2.5 million. The jury returned a defense verdict. ...

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Kier v. Defendant Physician

10/01/1995 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Plaintiff experienced severe post-operation infection following knee surgery with resultant ulnar nerve injury to plaintiff’s upper extremity. Plaintiff underwent a month-long course of intravenous antibiotic therapy to treat the infection. ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital

09/01/1995 Client:

Defendant Hospital

Outcome:

Directed Verdict on Liability.

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 30-year-old industrial laborer, sustained severe closed head injuries from a work-related fall from a ladder. He was taken to the hospital for emergency treatment. Decedent later died ...

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American Samoa Government v. Affiliated FM Insurance Company

09/01/1995 Client:

American Samoa Government

Outcome:

$86.7 million verdict for the American Samoa Government.

In December 1991, Hurricane Val struck the U.S. Territory of American Samoa, causing widespread devastation to American Samoa Government property. A claim under American Samoa Government’s property insurance policy was ...

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Lejman v. Defendant Construction Company

09/01/1995 Client:

Defendant Construction Company

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Plaintiff, a 32-year-old building engineer, alleged violations of the Illinois Structural Work Act for failure to tie-off an extension ladder in accordance with OSHA standards. When plaintiff was working on ...

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Bostick, et al v. County of DuPage v. Defendant Construction Company

12/01/1994 Client:

Defendant Construction Company

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Verdict in favor of client in counterclaim against DuPage County.

DBMS defended the target general contractor in this well-publicized action, the first “sick-building” case tried in Illinois. The case involved two essential claims: a mass tort claim by 130 building ...

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Asbestos Cases

05/05/1993 to present Client:

Defendant Automotive Manufacturers

Outcome:

DBMS presently represents major automotive manufacturers.

DBMS presently represents major automotive manufacturers as defendants in hundreds of cases throughout the State of Illinois against claims that their asbestos-containing friction products caused asbestos-related diseases, including various cancers. ...

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