Under special circumstances, the law awards damages to punish the wrongdoer. These punitive damages are in addition to any amount awarded as compensation for injuries, financial or otherwise. Punitive damages are allowed in the nature of punishment and as a warning to deter the defendant and others from committing similar offenses in the future. While punitive damages are extremely difficult to get, David A. Axelrod & Associates has been successful in seeking and obtaining such awards for its clients.

The focus of punitive damages is different than that for compensatory damages, which are awarded as compensation to someone who has been injured for his or her losses. For punitive damages, the focus is on the person or business that committed the wrong.

Punitive damages may be available if the defendant has acted with intent, malice, fraud or recklessness. Punitive damages are also often available based on statute. David A. Axelrod & Associates explores every possible avenue in order to make the client whole by maximizing recovery and compensating the injured party for loss incurred.

David A. Axelrod & Associates has skillfully taken advantage of the fact that punitive damages are available in special cases to increase the recovery for its clients.

This approach has resulted in substantial successes for the clients of David A. Axelrod & Associates. 

Punitive Damages Results

Won a $31.35 million dollar verdict, including $25 million in punitive damages against Walgreen Company for pharmacy malpractice

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Punitive Damages Quick Facts

  • Punitive damages focuses on person or business that committed the wrong
  • Punitive damages may be available if defendant accted with intent, malice, fraud, or recklessness

Punitive Damages Results

Won a $31.35 million dollar verdict, including $25 million in punitive damages against Walgreen Company for pharmacy malpractice

View Punitive Damages Results 

Punitive Damages Quick Facts

  • Punitive damages focuses on person or business that committed the wrong
  • Punitive damages may be available if defendant accted with intent, malice, fraud, or recklessness

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David A. Axelrod & Associates is a Chicago-based firm of trial lawyers that represents individuals and businesses
in cases involving medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries, professional negligence, fraud, and commercial litigation.

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