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

Medical Malpractice

Plaintiff v. Defendant Family Medicine Physician


Defendant Family Medicine Physician


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 survival claims, plaintiff claimed her husband’s primary care physician of 22 years caused her husband to lose his chance at a cure for his cancer and a longer life by not properly counseling her husband about screening for prostate cancer. After plaintiff requested $2.4 million in damages, a Cook County jury returned a verdict for the defense.