Chicago Medical Malpractice & Injury Lawyer Robert Kreisman
With more than 37 years of experience in litigating personal injury, medical malpractice, car accidents, product liability, birth injury and wrongful death cases, Kreisman Law Offices offers top notch representation for persons severely injured by the negligence of others.
Robert Kreisman is one of the most experienced medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers in Chicago. Martindale Hubbell, the national lawyers rating directory, has awarded Robert D. Kreisman its highest Peer Review rating of "AV" for his successes and expertise.
We pride ourselves in the dedication to our clients. No case is too complex. In our practice, communication is paramount. As Illinois injury lawyers, we believe in a client-focused approach and our goal is to communicate with our clients about every aspect of the case. We strive to achieve the highest and best results for each of our cases. Our personal injury law firm welcomes the opportunity to represent our clients in the most difficult of circumstances.
Kreisman Law Offices has been successful in medical malpractice & injury cases in Chicago, Illinois and nationally. While our practice is located in Chicago, Illinois, and our cases are principally in the Illinois counties of Cook, Lake, Will, McHenry, Kane, Winnebago, DuPage and Kankakee, we have represented clients nationally, from California to South Carolina and all places in between.
CAR ACCIDENTS - Kreisman Law Offices has successfully handled hundreds of cases for individuals and families who have been injured or died in car accidents. Our firm takes each case as a unique fact setting. Our investigation of each case is thorough and ongoing throughout the process, up to and through a jury trial. We have achieved some of the highest settlements possible. We have more than 38 years of experience dealing with all of the obstacles placed in the way of achieving the best the results. We have the experience to understand the nuances of Illinois traffic and safety laws as well as a wealth of knowledge dealing with insurance companies. Kreisman Law Offices maintains continual updates of the case progress to our clients.
TRUCK ACCIDENTS - Kreisman Law Offices has been handling truck accident cases for all of the last 38 years. These cases require immediate and thorough investigation of the vehicles, the scene, the witnesses, the applicable state and federal law and experienced lawyers who know what documents, materials and data must be preserved in order to best serve an injured client. That means that the investigation begins at the moment the client retains us to help. We send our top-notched investigative team to the scene of the accident to interview the client, the witnesses and police and retrieve records that may be available at the site. We will photograph, videotape and reconstruct the crash. We will retrieve the defendant trucker’s “black box” that contains the valuable data on speeds, braking, time and more. Kreisman Law Offices is the right choice for a truck accident injuring persons in truck-auto crashes.
WRONGFUL DEATH - Kreisman Law Offices is handling the wrongful death or deaths of an individual in automobile, truck, medical, nursing and birth injury cases or in any negligence case where a person dies because of such tortious acts. We have been handling these cases for more than 38 years. Illinois operates under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act (740 ILCS 180/ et seq.) for cases like this. When someone who is next-of-kin dies because of the negligence of another, this Act may apply. The personal representative of the decedent’s spouse or next-of-kin would bring the lawsuit in his or her name for the benefit of those who survived. The Wrongful Death Act allows the next-of-kin, blood relatives, to recover for the death. The next-of-kin would be the same persons who inherit property from a decedent who died without a will. The recovery is not an asset of the decedent’s estate, but for the loss suffered by the survivors of the person who wrongfully died.
NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE - Illinois nursing home residents are protected by both state and federal law from abuse, neglect and physical and mental harm. Illinois operates under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act (210 ILCS 45/1, et seq.), which serves to protect the elderly and infirm from injury and harm when residing in an Illinois nursing or long-term care facility. The Act is enforced by the Illinois Department of Public Health who oversees nursing facilities by inspecting them for deficiencies and answering to the public’s call for help in the event something that should have been prevented occurs, injuring a resident while residing at an Illinois nursing or long-term care facility. All private or public facilities that meet the definition of a long-term care facility under the Nursing Home Care Act are required to follow its guidelines and protect the residents of these facilities from abuse, neglect and injury. Kreisman Law Offices has been successfully handling nursing home abuse and neglect cases for more than 38 years.
PRODUCTS LIABILITY - In Illinois there are three possible areas that fall within the law of product liability: 1) breach of warranty; 2) strict tort liability; and 3) negligence. Where a product is sold and it does meet or match the promised expectations and causes harm to the user, a breach of warranty of merchantability may apply. That would be the case where a consumer buys an over-the-counter dietary supplement that is promoted to reduce weight, but instead contains dangerous compounds that can cause liver failure. In that fact example, the injured person could also claim that the product was made and marketed in such a way that the consumer could not have known of the dangers and thus could bring a lawsuit for the injury claiming not only breach of warranty, but strict tort liability. In these cases the cause of injury is expected or predictable and the defendant maker, marketer or the product cannot defend the case by claiming it did not know of the dangers. The injured person in a strict tort liability case does not have to prove that the defendant was negligent in any way. It will be proved by the injured person that the product was unreasonably dangerous when it was distributed or was designed so dangerously as to injure others. In other words the product did not perform in the way it was designed or said to perform by its makers and that was unreasonably dangerous to consumers.
In cases where the product was made negligently, the injured party has to prove that the manufacturer and designer were negligent when it or they made the product that caused the injuries or were negligent in designing the product that caused injury.
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling product defect cases in cases of defective machinery, drugs, automobiles, trucks, dietary supplements, medical devices like hip and knee replacements, surgical products and tires, brakes.
As a medical malpractice and injury law firm, we will fight for your legal rights and achieve justice for you. Our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that the client pays nothing unless there is a recovery. We engage America's best experts for the nuances of each of our cases and utilize state of the art technology to present our cases to juries in the most effective way. Kreisman Law Offices has the know-how and resources to obtain justice for you.
Kreisman Law Offices has successfully handled a variety of personal injury cases including medical malpractice, wrongful death, birth injury, brain injury, truck accidents, car accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases and others.
Our recent successes include:
- $3 million settlement after jury trial in product liability case for the death of three family members
- $2.86 million verdict for 33 year old roofer in leg amputation / medical malpractice case
- $2.5 million truck accident; leg amputation of truck driver
- $2.1 million medical malpractice settlement - brain tumor death of 50 year old woman
- $2.1 million settlement for World Trade Tower survivor of the 9/11 attacks
- $2.1 million settlement for the death of a user of the pharmaceutical product, Meridia
- $2 million settlement for dietary supplement, Hydroxycut injury case
- $850,000 settlement for failure to diagnose lung cancer
- Wrongful death of unborn child results in settlement after dying in automobile accident
Kreisman Law Offices has the experience and resources to bring about a positive resolution to your case. And with our client-focused approach to law you know you are our main priority. For a free consultation contact our offices at (312) 346-0045 or (800) 583-8002, or contact us online.
- $345,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Pedestrian Severely Injured When Hit by Car Helping Injured Dog in Middle of Roadway On May 8, 2011, Mason Brandstedter was driving on Route 59 in West Chicago, Ill., around 1:30 a.m. It was then that he discovered what appeared to be
- State Supreme Court Reverses Trial Court's Denial of Summary Judgment in Single Car Crash on Highway In the early morning hours of April 19, 2010, Chantel Jobes was driving a vehicle alone and left the southbound lane of Highway 11, crossed the
- Injured Car Rental Customer Entitled to Underinsured Motorist Coverage Ahead of Rental Car Company's Coverage The Illinois Appellate Court has reversed a summary judgment order that was entered by a Cook County judge in favor of Safeway Insurance Co. In this
- Cook County Deadlocked on Death Caused by an Omission by Radiologist On Jan. 8, 2008, Nicole Yerkovich, who was 35 at the time, was taken by ambulance to the emergency department at LaGrange Memorial Hospital because of
- Illinois Jury Considers Medical Malpractice Death That Occurred During Leg Surgery from MRSA Infection Anthony Bausal was transported by ambulance to the emergency department at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Ill., on Sept. 20, 2008.
- State Supreme Court Bars Claim Indemnity Action Against Hospital Under Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose At issue in this South Carolina Supreme Court case was whether the medical malpractice statute of repose applied to indemnify the claim of
- California Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy Protection The New York Times has reported that a California nursing home fined by the state for substandard nursing care and facing many lawsuits has gone to
- Report Shows That Nursing Home Residents Are Found to be Abused in One of Three Nursing Homes It is not new that nursing home residents are too often at risk for abuse, neglect and injury in the more than 17,000 nursing home facilities
- Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases Should Not be Confused with Medical Malpractice Cases As the baby boom generation ages, the population of nursing homes is also expanding. Elderly Americans and Illinois residents who reside in nursing
- $1 Million Jury Verdict for Brachial Plexus Birth Injury Caused by Excessive Force On March 1, 2011, Jamie Rae was in induced for labor at 39 weeks gestation due to the large size of her baby. The defendant obstetrician, Dr. James
- Illinois Tort Immunity Act Protects Public Hospitals and Institutions Except for Negligent Care and Treatment In most cases of medical malpractice that occur at private institutions, the hospital, its physicians and medical providers could be held liable for
- Cook County Jury Sides With Hospital and Doctors in Case of Delayed Delivery Causing Baby's Cerebral Palsy The baby, Zoey Stavrou, was delivered by Cesarean section at Edward Hospital in DuPage County, Ill., at 12:25 a.m. on May 14, 2006. She had Apgar
- Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of a Lawsuit with Prejudice when the Plaintiffs Chose Not to Ask Leave to Amend Their Complaint On April 6, 2012, nine graduates from DePaul University College of Law filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and all others who were
- Cook County Circuit Court Judge Calls Out 6-Person Civil Jury Law: Unconstitutional In a recent Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article, retired Cook County Circuit Court Judge Hon. Dennis Dohm wrote that the clear language found in
- Illinois Appellate Court Rules in Forum Non Conveniens Case √On Nov. 4, 2008, Ulrika Bjorkstam and Joseph Daniel Dray were injured in a plane crash in Mexico City. On Nov. 3, 2009, the two injured parties