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We Can Help You Pursue Justice In Medical Malpractice Cases

At Wise Morrissey, LLC, we know that medical malpractice can have devastating effects on individuals and families. We have a long and impressive history of successfully representing people who have suffered injury or death due to medical malpractice. We understand the high barriers that have to be cleared to prove that malpractice occurred. It’s not enough to show that a health care professional simply violated the standard of care.

We focus on proving that you or your loved one suffered an injury – such as brain damage, paralysis or death – that would not have occurred without negligence by the care provider. That negligence can involve such critical issues as:

Having handled medical malpractice cases throughout Illinois and in other states, we know that litigation can be expensive to pursue, and success can depend on how your lawyer understands not only the law but also the complex interaction of medical requirements and expertise. We bring to your case the skills of experienced trial lawyers who have won millions of dollars in just compensation for clients and received significant peer recognition for professional accomplishment.

We approach every medical malpractice matter extremely well prepared and with in-depth knowledge of insurance defense tactics. We have a thorough understanding of how medical professionals reach a diagnosis, what risk factors and symptoms they typically consider, and by what criteria negligence can be identified. This enables us to build effective cases for judges and juries.

Tell Us About Your Claim Today

We offer free consultations. Please call us in Chicago at 312-985-0930 or send us an email.

Successes


$17 Million Emergency Room Error Settlement

A male with a history of and a severe risk of developing bacterial endocarditis went to The University of Chicago Medical Center complaining of severe…

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$32 Million Settlement For Quadruple Amputation Due To Delayed Diagnosis

We represented the mother of a Chicago girl who, at age 8, was taken to the hospital with a fever and pain in her right…

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$10 Million Settlement For Misdiagnosed Brain Injury Resulting In Paraplegia

Our client, a 41-year-old married father of two, suffered an injury on the right side of his head while playing touch football at a youth…

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$32 Million Jury Verdict For Cerebral Palsy From Birth Injury

A 7-year-old boy suffers from cerebral palsy and critical blindness, and is fed through a tube following a hospital staff’s failure to recognize numerous signs of…

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$12 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

A 6-year-old boy was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia as a result of untreated bacterial meningitis.

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$35 Million Settlement For Brain Injury At Birth

We represented the mother of a 5-year-old boy who suffered a severe brain injury during birth. The child’s injuries were sustained as doctors performed an…

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$5.5 Million Settlement For Birth Injury

A woman’s son was born with severe brain damage after delays in delivery caused him to be deprived of oxygen.

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$20.25 Million Jury Verdict For Fetal Distress Injuries

A newborn suffered brain damage and severe cerebral palsy after hospital staff failed to recognize hours of fetal distress.

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We Can Hold Negligent Parties Accountable For Medication Errors

Prescription or dosage errors by health care providers who are negligent in meeting the appropriate standard of care can result in serious complications, overdose and sometimes death. More than 1 million incidents of drug errors occur every year, adding billions of dollars to health care costs and untold misery to the affected individuals and families. One review of many studies shows that medication error represented the second most common type of malpractice claim, accounting for 20% of all such claims.

When injuries arising from medication errors happen, Wise Morrissey, LLC, is available to assist. Our extensive medical malpractice capability and in-depth understanding of how medications are formulated and used will help prepare a convincing case for courts and juries. This includes our ability to identify causes of the error such as poor training, communication errors, incorrect prescriptions or dosages, and failure to anticipate allergic reactions.

Medication errors can be made by:

  • Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nurses, nurse’s aides and orderlies
  • Interns and residents
  • Nursing home staff

Get Experienced Help With Your Medication Error Claim

If you believe a medication error has injured you or a loved one, please call us in Chicago at 312-985-0930 or contact us via email.

Successes

$1.5 Million Rare Jury Verdict For Tardive Dyskinesia-Related Medication Error

Our client, a 21-year-old man with autism, received the first reported Cook County verdict in at least 25 years involving a medication and its connection…

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$6.3 Million Settlement On Behalf Of Brain-Injured Infant

Our client was an infant who, a month after her birth, began having seizures at home. She was hospitalized and given initial medication that halted…

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$3.75 Million Settlement For Fatal Prescribing Of Pain Medication

A 28-year-old wife and mother of two children was admitted to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago to receive rehabilitation therapy for transverse myelitis. To relieve her…

Surgical Errors Can Lead To New Medical Issues

You had surgery to fix a problem. If something went wrong during the surgery, you may have additional medical issues to battle. Surgeons have a duty to perform procedures with the utmost care, yet even minor lapses in the level of judgment, skill or attentiveness they are responsible for can result in serious harm to their patients.

In instances involving surgical errors and complications, Wise Morrissey, LLC, fully understands the standard of care that surgeons must observe. As your effective legal counsel, we are ready to litigate when that standard is not met because of negligence. Our medical malpractice attorneys will work hard to recover damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, additional medical expenses and other costs directly related to a surgical error.

Certainly all surgeries, no matter how minor, can carry some risk. However, surgical errors can involve such negligence as:

  • Performing incorrect or unnecessary procedures
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Leaving foreign objects inside the patient
  • Anesthesiology errors
  • Postoperative infection

Now Is The Time To Contact A Lawyer

To learn more about your options when you or a loved one has been injured by surgical errors and complications in Illinois, please contact us online or call our Chicago office at 312-985-0930. Your consultation is free.

Successes

$890,000 Malpractice Settlement For Infant’s Partial Penile Amputation

While an attending physician and a resident were performing a circumcision of a newborn at a hospital, the resident amputated a portion of the boy’s…

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$2.95 Million Settlement For Complications From Surgical Misdiagnosis And Error

We represented the widow and estate of a 54-year-old husband and father of twin daughters who died from complications from an undiagnosed bowel perforation following…

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$5 Million Settlement For Brain Injury From Gastric Bypass Surgery

We were lead counsel representing the guardian of a 47-year-old woman who developed extensive bleeding and clotting and digestive tract trauma following gastric bypass surgery….

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$2.5 Million Settlement For Sepsis Resulting From Surgical Error

We represented a 28-year-old woman who was advised by her colorectal surgeon to undergo total removal of her colon to relieve chronic constipation issues. Upon…

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$2 Million Settlement For Brain Damage And Quadriplegia Due To Medical Negligence

We represented the daughter of an 89-year-old woman who was suffering from multiple medical problems (including diabetes, renal failure, congestive heart failure, sickle cell disease…

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$1.65 Million Settlement For Negligence During Surgery

On behalf of the widow and estate (including three adult children) of a deceased 65-year-old man, we secured a $1.65 million settlement for negligence by…

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$3.4 Million For Surgical Error And Subsequent Flesh-Eating Bacteria Infection

Our client was diagnosed with gallbladder disease and went for surgery at Norwegian American Hospital for gallbladder removal. After complications from the surgery, the patient…

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$9.3 Million Settlement For Surgical Error And Misdiagnosis

Our client was admitted to the hospital with end stage renal failure due to years of uncontrolled hypertension and was diagnosed with TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic…

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$6 Million Settlement For Negligence Following Kidney Transplant

Our client was a 39-year-old diabetic who had been born with one kidney. He sought to get another kidney to avoid the need for dialysis. He…

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$2.5 Million Settlement For Surgical Error On Infant

In 1979, an infant boy underwent elective surgery to repair coarctation of the aorta. Prior to the procedure, his blood cell count was elevated and…

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We Understand The Serious Nature Of Emergency Room Errors

Because of the fast pace, high volume of patients, and serious injuries and illnesses that patients often have, medical errors frequently happen in hospital emergency rooms. Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of emergency room patients are particular problems, especially if patients are negligently sent home after improper treatment only to suffer serious complications later.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Wise Morrissey, LLC, use extensive preparation to handle emergency room error lawsuits. We review every aspect of the emergency room visit to identify what went wrong, how your health care provider could or should have acted differently, and why the resulting negligence created serious, life-threatening issues. We know how upsetting these matters are. You can rely on us for sound legal advice and caring representation throughout your case.

Our team can handle cases involving issues such as:

  • Understaffing
  • Inadequate training
  • Failure to take an accurate patient history
  • Misdiagnoses
  • Failure to diagnose conditions such as heart attack, stroke or brain injury
  • Lack of continuity of care
  • Slip and falls

We know how to fight the hospital and its insurance carrier. Our lawyers will investigate thoroughly, working with medical experts as appropriate. We have secured favorable settlements and verdicts in numerous medical malpractice cases in Illinois.

We Build Strong Cases

For a free consultation, please call us in Chicago at 312-985-0930. You may send us an email if you prefer.

Successes

$17 Million Emergency Room Error Settlement

A male with a history of and a severe risk of developing bacterial endocarditis went to The University of Chicago Medical Center complaining of severe…

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$17.5 Million Emergency Room Error Settlement

A 33-year-old woman went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s emergency room complaining of a horrible headache, a stiff neck and vomiting. She was sent home and…

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$2 Million Settlement For Failure To Diagnose Fatal Aneurysm

A woman suffering lower back pain passed out and was rushed to the emergency room of St. James Hospital, where it was noted that she…

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$3.4 Million Settlement For Malpractice Involving A Cervical Fracture

Our client, a retired engineer with a long-standing inflammatory condition of the cervical spine, complained of neck pain after a minor fall. After X-rays revealed…

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$1.7 Million Jury Verdict For Patient’s Misdiagnosis Death

A woman was seen by her family physician three times for such symptoms as nausea, fever and weight loss. After receiving diagnoses of upper respiratory…

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$1 Million Settlement For Misdiagnosis Resulting In Pulmonary Embolism Death

We represented the estate of a 22-year-old woman who presented to the emergency room with shortness of breath and dizziness. She had a medical history…

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$3 Million Settlement For Multiple Instances Of Negligence And Diagnosis Failure

We represented the surviving spouse and estate (including six adult children) of a 59-year-old woman with a history of hypertension who received emergency room treatment…

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$8 Million Jury Award For Negligence Leading To Brain Damage, Coma

We represented the widow and two children of a truck driver with severe asthma who went to a hospital emergency room with a severe asthma…

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$1 Million Emergency Room Error Settlement

A Chicago police officer went to Christ Hospital’s emergency room complaining of shortness of breath, chest pains, pain in her right calf and heart palpitations. …

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$2.75 Million Settlement In Fatal Misdiagnosis

A 40-year-old diabetic male was admitted to Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital apparently suffering from a hypoglycemic episode. The results of an EKG indicated that he suffered a…

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Why You Need Help When Medical Malpractice Causes A Brain Injury

We know that brain injuries are often devastating and life-changing for the patient and their family. You will need financial compensation to cover the cost of extensive medical care that may last a lifetime. In addition, you’ll need compensation for lost wages and other economic damages. We can also help you seek compensation for the pain and suffering, disability and diminished quality of life that often results from a brain injury.

In these cases, you will need help from an attorney to fight the hospital. You and your family can count on the experienced lawyers at Wise Morrissey, LLC, in Chicago. We have won significant settlements and verdicts to compensate individuals and their families for brain damage caused by medical malpractice. With our knowledge of medical procedures and standards, we understand how to prove that malpractice occurred. We also have the investigation and litigation skills to meet the standard of proof in brain injury claims. Speak with us at 312-985-0930 to learn more.

Brain injuries caused by medical negligence most often occur from lack of oxygen, or anesthesia or surgical errors. The severity of the injury determines how much compensation you need. People with mild brain injuries may require years of medical treatment and physical therapy but may eventually recover some or all of their functionality.

Moderate or severe brain injuries will leave the patient with permanent deficits. In the most severe cases, the patient may be in a vegetative state or coma. Brain injuries can also be fatal. We represent Illinois families who lose loved ones to wrongful death.

We Understand How Difficult TBIs Are

Our attorneys and staff know that you may be overwhelmed by what has happened. We’re here to help you get through this time. Call us at 312-985-0930 or send us an email to set up a free consultation.

Successes

$1.7 Million Settlement For Psych Unit Fight Injury

A patient with a long history of mental illness struck a 57-year-old patient in the head several times during an argument and fight in the…

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$11 Million Brain Injury Verdict After Appeal, Retrial

A 64-year-old man – who suffered severe brain damage after a ladder he was using collapsed – won an $11 million federal verdict during a…

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$6.75 Million Brain Damage Settlement

A 68-year-old woman was admitted to Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin after experiencing headaches for two weeks. Family members indicated that, on that day,…

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$17 Million Emergency Room Error Settlement

A male with a history of and a severe risk of developing bacterial endocarditis went to The University of Chicago Medical Center complaining of severe…

Read More

$5 Million Settlement For Brain Injury From Gastric Bypass Surgery

We were lead counsel representing the guardian of a 47-year-old woman who developed extensive bleeding and clotting and digestive tract trauma following gastric bypass surgery….

Read More

$10 Million Settlement For Misdiagnosed Brain Injury Resulting In Paraplegia

Our client, a 41-year-old married father of two, suffered an injury on the right side of his head while playing touch football at a youth…

Read More

$35 Million Settlement For Brain Injury At Birth

We represented the mother of a 5-year-old boy who suffered a severe brain injury during birth. The child’s injuries were sustained as doctors performed an…

Read More

$5.5 Million Settlement For Birth Injury

A woman’s son was born with severe brain damage after delays in delivery caused him to be deprived of oxygen.

Read More

$2 Million Settlement For Brain Damage And Quadriplegia Due To Medical Negligence

We represented the daughter of an 89-year-old woman who was suffering from multiple medical problems (including diabetes, renal failure, congestive heart failure, sickle cell disease…

Read More

$6.3 Million Settlement On Behalf Of Brain-Injured Infant

Our client was an infant who, a month after her birth, began having seizures at home. She was hospitalized and given initial medication that halted…

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Protecting Women Who Have Been Victims Of Obstetrical And Gynecological Malpractice

Whether you suffered an injury from childbirth or from gynecological negligence, you likely need considerable compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. To ensure you receive this compensation, work with a law firm that has the experience and reputation to fight for you.

At Wise Morrissey, LLC, our lawyers understand the unique medical issues involved in obstetrical and gynecological malpractice. We investigate each case to determine liability and are skilled at demonstrating that injury resulted from improper or negligent care. We know you may be struggling to take in everything that has happened, but we are here to help you through this.

Infants are not the only victims of medical negligence involving prenatal care or childbirth. Mothers can suffer trauma too, including:

  • Failure to diagnose preeclampsia
  • C-section complications
  • Severe uterine rupture or death

Women may also be victims of gynecological negligence such as:

  • Improper use of hormone replacement therapy
  • Treatment or surgical errors related to urinary tract or reproductive organ problems
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of gynecological cancer

If you don’t see your injury or issue listed here, please contact us.

We Have The Experience And Skill You Need

For a free consultation, simply call us in Chicago at 312-985-0930. You may also use our online intake form, and we will get back to you promptly.

Successes

$19.4 Million Jury Award As “Routine Surgery” Leads To Negligence

Our client, a 60-year-old woman, went to the hospital for outpatient surgical removal of a benign ovarian cyst. During surgery, however, doctors punctured her bladder….

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$5.25 Million For Cancer Misdiagnosis On Mother Of Three

A mother of three children under age 7 made four doctor visits complaining of vaginal bleeding, but the physicians failed to timely diagnose cervical cancer…

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$3.5 Million Medical Negligence Settlement In New Mother’s Death

Our client had a C-section delivery of her son at Advocate South Suburban Hospital. The surgery itself was uneventful with a normal blood loss, but…

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$3.27 Million Jury Award For Traumatic Birth Injury

We represented a mother whose newborn suffered a severe stretch injury to the right side brachial plexus nerves (which resulted in permanent strength and range…

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