$27

million

Settlement
Trial Attorneys

Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

Trial Attorneys

Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

Product Liability - Family man 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 only $3 million before trial and $25 million after three weeks of jury trial, offered after closing arguments.

We were able to have his claimed intoxication level of 0.23 BAC excluded from the trial on legal prowess. Settlement was upheld despite defense efforts to avoid payment.

Mark McNabola and Ruth Degnan were attorneys on the case.

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$20

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Construction Site Negligence - A man was demonstrating construction equipment known as a “man lift," and was elevated in the air. The lift collapsed, and the plaintiff suffered permanent injuries to his ankle and lower back. McNabola represented one of two seriously injured plaintiffs. Prior to trial, the offer was only $3 million.

The man lift platform collapsed due to deterioration of a critical connection, and two men were thrown 30 feet to the ground.  Mark McNabola was the lead attorney on the case.

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$14

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Medical Malpractice - Following induced labor, the unborn child suffered fetal distress, C-section delivery was delayed. The baby’s mother died from an amniotic fluid embolism during delivery and the baby suffered severe developmental delays.

Mark McNabola was the lead attorney on the case.

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$12

million

Settlement
Trial Attorneys

Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

Trial Attorneys

Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

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 post-operative metabolic changes. This case concluded after evidentiary rulings at the time of jury selection. The offer before trial was only $3 million.

Mark McNabola and Ruth Degnan were attorneys on the case.

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$10

million

Jury Verdict
Trial Attorneys

Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

Trial Attorneys

Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

Trucking Negligence - A grandmother who was rendered wheelchair dependent in a motor vehicle incident involving car versus truck. The offer for settlement prior to trial was only $2 million.

Mark McNabola and Ruth Degnan were attorneys on the case.

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$9.2

million

Settlement
Trial Attorneys

Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

Trial Attorneys

Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

Medical Malpractice - A young woman suffered amputations as a result of complications following surgery at a suburban hospital in a collar county of Chicago. The 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 after evidentiary rulings at the time of jury selection. Offer before trial was only $2 million.

Mark McNabola and Ruth Degnan were attorneys on the case.

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$8.8

million

Jury Verdict
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

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 any defendant.

Mark McNabola was the lead attorney on the case.

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$7

million

Jury Verdict
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Trucking Negligence - Cook County jury awarded $7 Million to a construction worker who lost his leg working on a City of Chicago site. As a result of the defendant’s failure to safely route traffic in the area the man was pinned against his truck by a driver. The defendant did not offer any money to settle the case.

Mark McNabola was the lead attorney on the case.

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$6

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Motorcycle Negligence - A teenager and her father were injured in a motorcycle accident. The 15 y/o suffered a severe fracture of her right ankle and has required multiple surgeries

Mark McNabola was the lead attorney on the case.

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$6.8

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Construction Site Negligence - A young man injured on a construction site received blood thinning medication intended and prescribed for another patient at the defendant hospital. The case was tried to verdict with a jury award of $6.5 million and later settled for $6.8 million.

A young man injured on a construction site received blood thinning medication intended and
prescribed for another patient at the defendant hospital. As a result, he suffered internal bleeding
in his abdomen and brain causing his death. The case was tried to verdict with a jury award of
$6.5 million and later settled for $6.8 million.

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$7.8

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Medical Negligence - After presenting to the emergency room on three out of four consecutive days with increasing and worsening symptoms, the plaintiff was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. 

After presenting to the emergency room on three out of four consecutive days with increasing and worsening symptoms, the plaintiff was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.  Due to the delay in diagnosis, this 64 year old nurse educator suffered a stroke, seizures and hearing loss.  The case against the hospital was settled before trial. 

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$1.1

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Medical Negligence - The plaintiff 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 treat signs and symptoms of significant fetal distress. 

The plaintiff 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 treat signs and symptoms of significant fetal distress.  This first time mother was in labor, receiving Pitocin, for almost three days with ongoing signs of deterioration in the baby’s condition.  When the nurses and physicians finally diagnosed a failure of the labor to progress, an emergency C-section was initiated but it was too late, the baby was stillborn. 

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$4.8

million

Jury Verdict
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Car Negligence - The plaintiff, a front seat passenger, suffered multiple fractures and spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia when the car she was riding in traveled through a construction zone and off the end of the roadway where the bridge had been removed, plunging into the construction pit, 25-40 feet below.

The plaintiff, a front seat passenger, suffered multiple fractures and spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia when the car she was riding in traveled through a construction zone and off the end of the roadway where the bridge had been removed, plunging into the construction pit, 25-40 feet below. The defendant construction company failed to install concrete barriers and certain barricades were not in place.  The defendant driver (the plaintiff’s cousin) had a blood alcohol content of 0.179. 

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$5.8

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Car Negligence -  Two teenage boys were killed when a tire and component parts of the wheel assembly dislodged from the axle of an 18-wheel semi-tractor trailer traveling in the oncoming lane.

Two teenage boys were killed when a tire and component parts of the wheel assembly dislodged from the axle of an 18-wheel semi-tractor trailer traveling in the oncoming lane.  The dislodged tire crossed the center line and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle causing their deaths.  Attorney Mark McNabola represented one of the two boys killed in this collision and worked with co-counsel to achieve this settlement for both plaintiffs.

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$3

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Car Negligence - A young man suffered permanent disabling injuries after this care was hit by the defendant’s taxi.  

A young man suffered permanent disabling injuries after this care was hit by the defendant’s taxi.  The Plaintiff suffered a lacerated artery in his chest, post-traumatic amnesia and permanent weakness in both legs.  Despite defense arguments that Plaintiff ran the red light, the parties reached a settlement prior to trial. 

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$2.7

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Car Negligence - A 41 year hold husband and father was killed instantly by a driver for a courier service who ran a red light and hit the plaintiff’s vehicle as it passed through the intersection.  

A 41 year hold husband and father was killed instantly by a driver for a courier service who ran a red light and hit the plaintiff’s vehicle as it passed through the intersection.  

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$2.3

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Car Negligence - A 51 year old mother was killed instantly when a backhoe on the defendant’s flatbed trailer hit an overpass on I-88 in Downers Grove toppling off of the flatbed and onto the top of her car as it travelled behind the flatbed.    

A 51 year old mother was killed instantly when a backhoe on the defendant’s flatbed trailer hit an overpass on I-88 in Downers Grove toppling off of the flatbed and onto the top of her car as it travelled behind the flatbed.    

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$1.2

million

Jury Verdict
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

A 20 year old college student sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns over her face, neck, chest and arms when a bartender’s stunt involving flaming grain alcohol went bad. 

A 20 year old college student sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns over her face, neck, chest and arms when a bartender’s stunt involving flaming grain alcohol went bad.  The occurrence and trial took place in Iowa where the jury returned verdict against the bar, bar owner and bartender, including both compensatory and punitive damages against all defendants. 

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$1

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

The defendant landowner allowed an unnatural accumulation of ice and water to collect near the entrance to the loading dock receiving door at Navy Pier. 

The defendant landowner allowed an unnatural accumulation of ice and water to collect near the entrance to the loading dock receiving door at Navy Pier.  A young man sustained a severe ankle fracture requiring three surgeries and developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy in his right leg following the injury. 

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$3.6

million

Settlement
Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Lead Trial Attorney

Mark McNabola

Medical Malpractice - 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.  

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.  She suffered irreversible brain damage and death four days later. The case was tried and resulted in a jury verdict of $5.3 million.  The judgment was reversed on appeal and ultimately settled for $3.6 million.

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