Our Success Stories

Over $50 Million Recovered

Leopold & Associates has successfully obtained more than $50 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for people wrongly injured. Here is a sampling of some of our success as published in the Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter.

$10,025,000 for Brain Damaged 30 Year Old on I-94

Allegedly, deft trucking company dropped metal debris on I-294, which disabled plaintiff’s car. Plaintiff was standing on the shoulder of the road when another motorist lost control while trying to avoid the debris and struck him. He sustained a traumatic brain injury (cognitive impairments, vision and swallowing problems, and wheelchair-dependency resulted) in addition to spinal fractures (T-11 and L-1) and a fractured right leg (femur, tibia, and fibula required ORIF). (Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter, SCCC k/8, SAAA j/7)

$6,250,000 for Failing to Monitor Patient with Pneumonia and Alcohol Withdrawal Leading to Vegetative State

Plaintiff, male age 37, a part-time laborer, was hospitalized for treatment of pneumonia and severe alcohol withdrawal. Allegedly, hospital staff should have placed him in the ICU, and did not properly monitor him. As a result, he suffered respiratory arrest and severe brain damage. It was disputed whether the patient retained some degree of consciousness or was in a persistent vegetative state. Paid by Advocate Health & Hospitals Corp. d/b/a Lutheran General Hospital and excess insurance policy. (Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter, SWW i/18)

$5,750,000 for Severely Injured Motorcyclist

Defendant’s van driver turned left in front of plaintiff’s motorcycle driver at Route 120 and Wilson Road, Round Lake Beach. Plaintiff, male age 42 suffered closed head injury causing memory loss, personality change, cognitive deficits and 50% vision loss in right eye, pelvis fracture with fixation, hand fracture, wrist fracture with fixation and two repair surgeries, and drop foot. (Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter, SZZ i/10)

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