A Cook County jury has awarded more than $5.8 million to a woman and her husband for permanent nerve damage she suffered from complications after knee surgery.

Celeste Trevino and her husband, Ignacio, first filed a complaint in Cook County Circuit Court against several doctors who participated in her knee­replacement operation in September 2007 and her post­operation recovery at the since­closed Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago.

With the atypical temperatures of the last few days, you may have forgotten what a Chicago winter is like in January. For over 70% of the United States, including Chicago, that means cold temperatures, snow and ice. Each year there are hundreds of winter weather-related accidents. Winter Storm Warnings, several inches of white snow and black ice are all reminders to drive at a slower speed as well as increase the distance between you and the car in front of you. Making sure the car is in good working condition helps as well to prevent weather-related accidents, including those resulting in serious injury or death.

There are two main groups of people that need to be extra vigilant on Halloween, while not skipping out on the fun, parents and motorists. For Parents: Parents be sure to contact the town/village/municipal area you plan on taking your kids trick or treating to see what hours they have designated for the fun. 

Advocates for changing how claims are filed and the limits on damages awarded, also known as tort reformers, have put forth the idea that medical malpractice lawsuits have created a phenomenon referred to as “defensive medicine.” The idea is that healthcare practitioners, especially emergency room physicians, fear that they may be sued if they miss something with a patient.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100

We are pleased to announce that David A Axelrod has been chosen for the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 – Civil Plaintiff honor. The National Trial Lawyers is a member-driven organization who’s mission is to “promote excellence in the legal profession through advocacy training, networking and education of trial lawyers”, both civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys.

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