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 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 Chicago medical malpractice attorneys and personal 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.
We aggressively represent victims and their families in car accident, premises liability, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice and products liability cases. Call us at 800.583.8002 or 312.346.0045 or contact us online for a Free Consultation
Kreisman Law Offices has been successful in medical malpractice & injury cases in Chicago, Illinois and nationally. While our office is located in Chicago, 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.
In this short video, I describe the Kreisman Law Offices’ practice of handling catastrophic injury cases and death cases for individuals and families. The video is designed to introduce myself to the public so that someone seeking the assistance of a lawyer will learn and understand what our practice is about and how we can best assist.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - Chicago medical malpractice lawyer Robert Kreisman has been successfully handling medical malpractice lawsuits for more than 40 years. Kreisman Law Offices has been representing individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or died because of the negligence of a medical provider. We help our clients recover the just compensation they deserve. We feel strongly that in representing our clients in medical malpractice matters that not only will compensation is paid for their injuries or death, but we are emphatic that we advocate that mistakes and negligence that have caused these injuries will not be repeated on others.
As an example, we successfully handled a case of a very young child who was unnecessarily brain damaged at a Chicago area hospital. Today those injuries require 24-hour a day care for the rest of his life. This occurrence caused by the negligence of a hospital and its medical providers was predictable and certainly preventable. This was a case where the appropriate general surgeon, anesthesiologist or an emergency room physician could have taken care of the emergent problem this baby was experiencing. He was just 5 months old at the time. He was in the hospital recovery well from heart surgery. When both of his lungs collapsed, a medical emergency occurred. There was no available physician in this large trauma hospital to take care of the emergency but easily remedied problem. It was too late to prevent the tragic brain damage suffered by the child. The chest tubes were inserted to inflate his lungs some 40 minutes later. This case settled for nearly $5 million before trial.
In another case involving a young child, a misdiagnosis of a benign cyst resulted in a brain injury that caused this child quadriplegia requiring him to be on a ventilator and tracheotomy for the rest of his life. Again, that was one of those circumstances where the event could easily have been prevented. The resulting brain damage led to a settlement before trial of $6 million.
With the more than 40 years of trial experience handling and litigating medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, misdiagnosis of cancer cases and other hospital and physician related lawsuits, we have the experience to unravel the complexities of medicine. Chicago medical malpractice attorney Robert Kreisman regularly consults with many of the foremost medical authorities in the United States to assist us in understanding the particular medicine and in prosecuting our medical malpractice cases.
Kreisman Law Offices has the skill, knowledge and medical malpractice legal experience to handle any complex medical malpractice case. If you or someone you love was harmed by the negligence of a physician, obstetrician, nurse or other healthcare provider, please contact us for a free and immediate consultation. There is no fee unless we win your case.
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 40 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 40 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 to 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 40 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 40 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 Chicago medical malpractice attorneys and injury lawyers, 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.
“We were devastated when our 31 year-old son was killed by a negligent driver. Kreisman Law Offices did everything to help us through this very difficult time, including coming out to the house several times which was a comfort. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Mr. Kreisman’s compassion and care for this very tragic and troubling time.” C.B.
“Bob Kreisman did everything possible in handling the trial of this case. It was devastating that I traumatically lost my leg above the knee in this truck accident. However, it was not an easy case to win. His staff was so prepared for the trial that it was not surprising that the settlement offers continued to rise until we finally accepted the multi-million settlement while the jury was still deciding the case. My wife and I were delighted that we could secure our future with this settlement. We thank Mr. Kreisman and his incredible staff for working so hard for our benefit.” T.P.
“My mother died because doctors dropped the ball. I called Robert Kreisman and he immediately set up an appointment for my entire family. We met at his offices and I was very comfortable that he would do the best for my dad and my brothers. He spent hours with all of us in preparing for depositions and he hired top notch experts, all of which contributed to an incredible settlement before trial. I know that he is dedicated to his cases and particularly to the people he works for and the people who work with him. He continues to be generous in contributing annually to my mother’s memory and to make known to the public the signs and symptoms of brain tumors.” V.S.
“My dad was ignored and mistreated at the nursing home that we placed him in. It didn’t take long for us to realize that we made a big mistake, particularly after my dad developed these terrible bedsores. We transferred him as we were contacting Mr. Kreisman. He was referred to us by a lawyer we have known for a long time and respect his opinion. Mr. Kreisman and his staff worked tirelessly to resolve this case. We were fortunate to have his services and will recommend him to anyone.” T.J.
We serve the following localities: Cook County including Arlington Heights, Barrington, Berwyn Township, Chicago, Des Plaines, Glenview, Orland Park, Palos Park, Schaumburg, and Tinley Park; DuPage County including Downers Grove, Naperville, and Bolingbrook; Kane County including Aurora, Elgin and Geneva; Lake County including Waukegan; and Will County including Joliet.View More