With the Fourth of July upon us we couldn’t help but feel a bit..nostalgic. Whether it’s because the holiday is a reminder of patriotism or of family times, everyone has something that they look forward to when it comes to the 4th of July. For many of us, and probably many of you, fireworks tops the list. Whether it’s watching them in your local communities or heading down to Navy Pier, seeing the sky light up in brilliant color while spending time with family and friends makes the day (and night) truly special.

Publication: Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter Published: 3/3/2006 

(XX 20/3)         MEDICAL MALPR.--HEART BYPASS SURGERY--THIRD TRIAL BRINGS PLTF VERDICT (12H) 

Estate of James J Petre, Jr., deceased v Dr. Vincent A. Kucich, Cardiovascular Consultants S.C., d/b/a Cardiovascular Medical Associates S.C. 02L-14506 (formerly 98L-13737) Tried Nov. 28-Dec. 6, 2005

Lost Scrap Metal Profits

In Chicago, David Axelrod and Associates saved a local industrial demolition firm by acquiring nearly $1.3 million for it from a chemical plant customer. The demolition company’s dilemma presented a number of industry specific issues. Frequently, in the demolition industry, a demolition firm will be paid the majority of its fee in the form of the scrap material that remains once the demolition is finished. Metal, equipment and various industrial tools can be sold for a substantial profit on the scrap metal market.

Catastrophic Injury

David A. Axelrod & Associates was successful in recovering two settlements on behalf of the family of a disabled child.

On August 27, 2003, the child was a passenger on a school bus that left the roadway, traveled down a steep embankment adjacent to the roadway, and rolled over.  The child, who was twelve years old at the time of the bus crash, suffered permanent brain damage, paraplegia, orthopedic injuries and other multi-system injuries.

Catastrophic Injury

David A. Axelrod & Associates was successful in recovering two settlements on behalf of the family of a disabled child.

On August 27, 2003, the child was a passenger on a school bus that left the roadway, traveled down a steep embankment adjacent to the roadway, and rolled over.  The child, who was twelve years old at the time of the bus crash, suffered permanent brain damage, paraplegia, orthopedic injuries and other multi-system injuries.

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death

David A. Axelrod & Associates achieved an outstanding $4.5 million settlement on behalf of a Plaintiff for his wife’s injuries and death.  David A. Axelrod & Associates were not involved in the early litigation of the case, however with great effort and determination, the attorneys of David A. Axelrod & Associates accepted the case at the eleventh hour after numerous other attorneys had handled the matter.  The case was about to be dismissed, when David A. Axelrod & Associates was not only able to salvage the case, but was able to amend the complaint and refocus the case on the real issues, which resulted in the settlement with a large Chicago area hospital.

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death

David A. Axelrod & Associates procured a $2.1 million settlement for the mother and sister of a 23 year-old man who died by suffocation while a patient in the intensive care unit at a Chicago area hospital.  The settlement was paid by the hospital as well as by the insurance company for an anesthesiologist who failed to properly reintubate the patient when he encountered the profound breathing problems that led to the young man’s death.

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