98%

Victory Rate

Every day we trust our health and lives to doctors and other medical personnel. We trust that they have the knowledge and skill needed to diagnose and treat us. And we trust that they will take actions based upon the available medical information to help us regain or maintain our health.

What we never expect is that a medical professional we count on to care for us will fail to use reasonable professional judgment and will, as a result, cause injury, or contribute to the death of a patient.

Medical negligence is often very difficult for average people to detect. Few people understand the complicated medical issues that are part of an illness, a routine medical procedure, or a pregnancy.

We have access to top medical experts from all over the country who help us review medical files and establish whether negligence occurred and the damage resulting from negligent medical care.

Surgical Errors

Surgical Errors

Surgeons are expected to follow generally accepted and prescribed procedures when performing surgery on a patient. Additionally, certain protocols should be followed in order to secure the safety of the operating room and the monitoring of a patient's vital signs. When surgeons fail to follow standard operating procedures or make preventable mistakes during the course of an operation, they can be held liable for injuries and fatalities that occur as a result. The lawyers at McNabola Law Group investigate surgical errors using medical experts, testimony from those in the OR, video footage from the OR, and data gathered during the procedure from monitoring equipment. Working with experts, we identify what went wrong, why it went wrong, and what should have been done to prevent our client's injuries.

Da Vinci Robot Surgical Errors

The da Vinci Surgical System, built by Intuitive Surgical Inc., is the leading robotic surgical device. As with traditional surgical procedures, the da Vinci requires the surgeon to practice to master its use. However, surgeons debate the amount of practice required: the manufacturer says 20 procedures are sufficient while other medical experts say it takes dozens or even hundreds of procedures. Since 2005, there have been more than a dozen recalls of the da Vinci Surgical System.

Da Vinci Robot Surgical Errors
Necrotizing Fascitis Flesh Eating Bacteria

Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh-Eating Bacteria)

Necrotizing fasciitis, commonly referred to as "flesh eating bacteria," is a potentially life threatening infection that is caused by a bacterial infection of soft tissue. Although it can be caused by different kinds of bacteria, the most common cause is Group A Streptococcus. Necrotizing fasciitis will destroy soft tissue and can result in toxic shock syndrome, amputations, and lead to death if not treated properly. When doctors fail to recognize symptoms associated with flesh eating bacteria, valuable time is lost increasing the risk for amputation, serious medical complications and even death. At McNabola Law Group, our attorneys review medical records, emergency room admission documents, and interview attending staff in order to expose negligence on the part of doctors who fail to properly diagnose and treat flesh eating bacteria and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), refers to a condition involving debilitating chronic pain, muscle atrophy, and loss of dexterity due to complications that arise after an injury. While CRPS most commonly affects the arms and legs, it is a serious neurological condition that can take weeks or months to develop after an injury. Since injury victims are not always aware they have -- or will develop -- CRPS, insurance companies rarely, if ever, take medical costs associated with CRPS into account when settling a claim. At McNabola Law Group, our attorneys understand the etiology and presentation of CRPS. We understand the costs associated with treating CRPS, as well as the financial consequences it can have on a person's ability to return to work.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Amputations

Amputations

Losing an arm, leg, hand, or finger can affect a person's ability to perform certain kinds of work, engage in recreational activities, and perform everyday tasks. At McNabola Law Group, we work with investigators, safety consultants, and other experts to determine the cause of incidents that result in amputation. Since a claim can be reduced by shifting all or some of the fault for the occurrence to the injury victim, it is important to determine why an accident happened and who was at fault. Especially in motor vehicle accidents, or injuries resulting from use of defective products, assigning fault is crucial to ensure amputation victims aren't denied the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries.

Brain Injury

Brain injuries often leave victims disabled and in need of in-home care. At the McNabola Law Group, we evaluate the financial impact of a traumatic brain injury on our clients and their families by working with life care planners and economists. Additionally, our attorneys collect medical testimony and evidence regarding the scope and nature of our client's injuries, projecting costs associated with future medical care, special needs equipment, and lost earnings. When insurance companies dispute our findings, our experts explain the cost-data analyses collected from HMOs and the insurance industry itself, documenting the expenses our clients can expect to incur as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

Brain Injuries
Prescription Errors

Prescription Errors

America has the strictest laws in the world to protect consumers from the dangerous side effects of harmful or defective prescription medication. When we take prescription medicine, we trust that the doctor is aware of the health benefits and side effects and that the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the product for safe use by consumers. However, prescription errors occur and can result in adverse drug reactions, devastating side effects or death. Our trial attorneys and experts work together to identify where the negligence occurred, how the negligence contributed to the injuries sustained and to explain the sequence of events to the jury.

Emergency Room Errors

We count on emergency room doctors and nurses to respond in a crisis, and most of the time they come through with flying colors. When a mistake is made in an emergency room however, the consequences can be very serious and sometimes fatal. You may have a medical negligence case if you suffered a heart attack or other serious medical condition which was not properly evaluated or diagnosed in the emergency setting. 

Emergency Room Errors
Failure To Diagnose Heart Disease And Vascular Problems

Failure to Diagnose Heart Disease & Vascular Problems

McNabola Law Group, is a law firm with a mission — helping injured people and victims of negligence to obtain the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. We are advocates for victims of medical malpractice on the part of surgeons, general practice physicians, emergency room personnel and other medical professionals.

Tracheotomy Injuries

A tracheotomy is a life-saving procedure. It is usually performed when a person is struggling to breathe or when fluid collects in the lungs. But a tracheotomy can go wrong, either during the procedure or during the patient's recovery period.

Tracheotomy Injuries
Birth Injuries 2

Birth Injuries

Pregnancy - and the moments before, during, and immediately following labor and delivery - are critical times in the life of your child. Undetected and untreated health problems in the mother or improper handling of complications during can have a tremendous effect on your child's life and your life as a parent. Proper medical treatment is essential. When nurses or physicians fail to monitor labor, or when doctors fail to order tests or to promptly respond to signs of fetal distress, they have failed to take reasonable care. A birth injury may be the result.

Failure to Diagnose

Getting a proper diagnosis is the first step in getting proper medical care and treatment. In order to make a proper diagnosis, the doctor must conduct a thorough assessment, order the necessary tests, the person doing the testing must do so correctly, the test must be precisely interpreted and the results accurately communicated. A problem anywhere along the way will result in an inaccurate or failed diagnosis.

Failure To Diagnose

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From our offices in downtown Chicago our personal injury litigation attorneys represent clients in communities throughout Cook County and Illinois. Learn more about ways we can help you receive the compensation you need for your physical, mental, emotional, and financial recovery. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

$27

million

Product Liability - A married father of three was paralyzed in a boating injury when he fell from the upper deck of a yacht. The offer by the insurance company for the defendant was $3 million before trial and $25 million after 3 weeks of jury trial.

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$20

million

Construction Site Negligence - A man was demonstrating construction equipment known as a “man lift” and was elevated in the air. The lift collapsed and two men suffered permanent injuries. McNabola Law Group represented one of two men injured totaling $20 million. Prior to jury trial the offer was $3 million

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$14

million

Medical Malpractice - A young mother died during child birth when doctors failed to monitor her properly. Her newborn baby also suffered irreversible brain damage during the delivery at a Chicagoland hospital. 

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$12

million

Medical Malpractice - A 52 year old man suffered an anoxic brain injury following routine bowel surgery when doctors and nurses at a suburban hospital failed to properly monitor and treat him post-operatively. The offer before jury trial was $3 million. Case settled after it was set for jury selection.

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$10

million

Trucking Negligence - A young girl was killed when she was struck by a vehicle that had previously collided with a bus that was traveling too fast for conditions. After a ten-day jury trial, a Cook County jury returned a verdict in favor of the family. According to the Jury Verdict Reporter, this is a record high verdict for the wrongful death of a minor in a motor vehicle accident. There was no offer for settlement by the defendant.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$10

million

Trucking Negligence - A Cook County jury entered the verdict in favor of a 72-year-old grandmother rendered wheelchair-dependent after a car vs truck accident. The offer prior to trial was $3 million

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$9.8

million

Automobile Negligence - A 72 year old woman was paralyzed following an automobile accident. The defendant turned into the plaintiff’s vehicle causing her to sustain a spinal fracture and dislocation at C6-C7 requiring a fusion. She is wheelchair dependent. The offer for settlement before jury trial was $4 million

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$9.2

million

Medical Malpractice - A young woman suffered amputation of her legs as a result of complications following surgery at a suburban hospital. Doctors and nurses failed to develop and implement an appropriate plan to manage blood thinning medications pre and post-operatively leading to severe clotting and tissue death. The case settled during jury selection. The offer was $3 million before trial.    

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$7.8

million

Medical Negligence - A woman presented herself to the emergency room on three consecutive days with worsening symptoms. Finally, she was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis but suffered severe injuries due to the delay of diagnosis and treatment. The initial settlement offer was $3 million.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$6.9

million

Construction Negligence - A man lost his leg while working at a City of Chicago construction site. The man was working near his truck at the construction site when a driver struck him and pinned him against his truck. City workers failed to properly mark their construction site, failed to safely route traffic around the area, and failed to use flaggers to warn traffic to slow down and direct it to move one direction at a time. The offer prior to jury trial was zero. A Cook County jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$6.8

million

Medical Negligence - A 48 year old woman suffered severe brain damage at a Chicagoland hospital after surgery to alleviate sleep apnea. Her breathing tube clogged because of inadequate monitoring by the nursing staff. 

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$6.8

million

Construction Negligence - A 30 year old man suffered severe injuries from a 30-foot fall at a construction site and received blood thinning medication at the defendant hospital that was intended for another patient. The offer before trial was zero.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$6

million

Motorcycle Negligence - A teenager and her father were injured in a motorcycle crash. The 15 year old suffered severe fracture to her right ankle which required multiple surgeries. Her father sustained numerous injuries including a fractured wrist and ankle.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$5.8

million

Automobile Negligence - A wheel assembly dislodged from the axel of a semi-trailer killing two seventeen year old boys.  McNabola Law Group represented the family members of one of the two boys. The extent of liability insurance coverage for both families was six million dollars.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$5.5

million

Automobile Negligence - A 29 year old woman suffered a fractured cervical spine and subsequently died after the car she was riding in crashed into a construction pit. The jury held the contractor liable for failing to place concrete barriers at the construction site. The offer prior to jury trial was $1 million.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$5

million

Product Liability - A man working in Will County was unexpectedly sprayed in the face with anhydrous ammonia when a house coupler failed to close properly. The incident caused severe eye injuries. During the investigation, the coupler was thrown away. The primary cause of this action was based on spoliation of evidence against the insurance adjuster. According to the Jury Verdict Reporter, this is a record high result for this type of injury. The offer prior to trial was zero.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$5

million

Construction Negligence - A 27 year old man’s legs were crushed causing below the knee amputations when a wall fell onto his legs after an employee cut a steel beam while demolishing a Union Pacific railroad bridge. $5 million was the extent of the insurance policy limit. This case concluded after it was set for jury trial. 

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$4.9

million

Medical Malpractice - A young girl who suffered from cardiac arrhythmias due to a cardiac abnormality had a cardiac procedure. Four weeks after the procedure, she was cleared to resume sports and other activities, she collapsed in gym class and later died. The case settled prior to jury trial.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$4.7

million

Construction Negligence - A man was working on a ladder, painting a Chicago building, when his ladder came in contact with electrical wires. He suffered severe electric shock, broken ankles and ribs, and a fractured back. An Illinois utility company, ComEd, was called four times before the incident to shut off the lines but they never shut off the lines. The victim has undergone multiple surgeries and has not been able to return to his career since the incident.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$4

million

Medical Negligence - A young woman died at a Chicago hospital when doctors failed to timely diagnose symptoms of a pulmonary embolism. She had a cardiac procedure performed so that she could stop taking anti-arrhythmia medications. She was discharged from the hospital only to die two days later.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$3.6

million

Medical Negligence - A 12 year old girl was deprived of oxygen for 15 minutes during a routine surgical procedure. Plaintiffs alleged the surgical residents mismanaged the young girl’s airway and negligently allowed her condition to deteriorate before attempting intubation at the bedside. Following a two week trial the jury awarded $3.6 million. The offer before jury trial was zero.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$3

million

Automobile Negligence - A man’s automobile was struck by a taxicab and he suffered permanent weakness in his legs and a laceration of an artery in his chest. The extent of insurance company policy limit was $3 million

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$3

million

Medical Negligence - A 60 year old man who suffered from uncontrolled diabetes and vascular disease was admitted to a Chicago hospital with an infected ankle wound. Doctors postponed the procedure and failed to timely readmit the plaintiff to undergo a procedure to reestablish blood supply to his leg. Plaintiff leg was amputated below the knee a month later.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$2.9

million

Medical Negligence - A DuPage County record jury verdict for the family of a 5 day old baby who died when physicians failed to timely diagnose an obstructed bowel. The jury concluded physicians also delayed administering IV fluids, antibiotics and transfer to an institution with a pediatric surgeon available. The offer prior to trial was zero.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$2.7

million

Automobile Negligence - A 41 year old father and husband was killed instantly when the defendant ran a red light and hit his vehicle.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$2.5

million

Medical Negligence - A 58 year old woman died after a radiologist from a Chicago hospital misread the patient CT scan and failed to identify her bowel obstruction. 10 days later another CT scan was done and the obstruction was located and emergency surgery performed. She suffered complications which resulted in her death.

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$2.5

million

Trucking Negligence - A 31 year old man was hit by a flatbed truck after he stopped and exited his car to gather a loose dog from the roadway. He suffered degloving of his left leg above and below the knee, vascular and nerve injuries. Plaintiff has been unable to return to work.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$2.3

million

Trucking Negligence - A woman was killed while driving on I-88 when an upraised backhoe on a flatbed trailer hit the underpass and fell on top of her car.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$2.2

million

Medical Negligence - A 42 year old high school teacher died of severe coronary atherosclerosis after a Chicago hospital failed to recognize or timely provide treatment for high cholesterol and hypertension.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$2

million

Trucking Negligence - A woman driving on I-80 was cut off by a truck driver, forcing her off the roadway. Her car flipped, causing de-gloving of her right arm and serious injuries.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.8

million

Construction Negligence - A 39 year old man sustained bilateral hip fractures, shoulder dislocation, and a torn rotator cuff during a fall from inadequate scaffolding at a construction site.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.8

million

Negligence - A railroad worker was injured when he was working underneath a train car. The train car moved resulting in injuries to his shoulder, knees, hip and neck. The accident was caused by miscommunication between employees and the company that managed railcar movements in the yard.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.8

million

Product Liability - A settlement against a furniture company in the case of a 3 year old who died when a poorly-constructed dining room chair toppled over. The front legs of the chair were one half inch longer than the back legs. The child suffered a seizure, became unconscious and died the next day at a Suburban hospital.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.8

million

Trucking Negligence - An 81 year-old woman was struck by semi-tractor trailer resulting in multiple fractures to her right femur, left tibia, left ankle and right hip. The defense had two witnesses who claimed the plaintiff walked into the back of the trailer while crossing mid-block outside the crosswalk. The case settled during jury trial. The offer before trial was zero.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.7

million

Automobile Negligence - A young man was driving on a highway when his vehicle was struck from behind by a sports utility vehicle. Plaintiff suffered injuries to his back which required surgery.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.6

million

Record High Jury Verdict - A college student suffered burns on her face, arms and chest in an incident at a campus bar at the University of Iowa. A bartender poured grain alcohol into the bar well and lit it on fire. The flames went out of control and into the crowd.  After a six-day jury trial, in Iowa City the jury returned a verdict in favor of the victim. According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, the award is one of the largest in Johnson County history. The offer prior to jury trial was $200,000.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.5

million

Construction Negligence - A 37 year old mason was working on a construction site when a forklift struck a crossbar of the structural steel frame, dislodged unsecured concrete planks, and fell killing him instantly.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.3

million

Automobile Negligence - Three plaintiffs were in an automobile that struck and hit a construction barrel on I-94. The passengers took off their seat belts and one of the passengers exited the car. The defendant then struck the vehicle and the vehicle hit the passenger who exited the vehicle throwing her onto the CTA tracks. She suffered a brain bleed, fractures to her ribs, pelvis, tailbone, jaw and ankle. The plaintiffs that were in the car was ejected and died. There was a limited amount of insurance coverage.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.1

million

Medical Negligence - An 8 day old baby died on the operating table when the anesthesiologist improperly managed the baby’s anesthesia during the surgery. The anthologist failed to advise surgeons of the baby’s low blood pressure and abnormal blood gas readings.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.1

million

Medical Malpractice - A woman suffered a stillbirth despite having carried her baby to term through a healthy pregnancy as a result of the failure of the nurses and physicians to properly monitor and to timely reverse signs and symptoms of significant fetal distress.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1.1

million

Construction Negligence - Plaintiff fell from a temporary staircase in his new home suffering a hip injury. Investigation of the staircase concluded it was not properly re-installed and secured after hardwood flooring was installed.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$1

million

Record High Settlement - After seven days of jury trial, the parties agreed to settle a work injury case involving a reflex sympathetic dystrophy injury to a 37 year old man. The plaintiff slipped on an unnatural accumulation of ice and water at the Bismark loading dock at Navy Pier, fracturing his right leg. The injury resulted caused RSD. According to the Jury Verdict Reporter, this is the highest result on record for this type of injury. The offer before jury trial was zero.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola