Chicago Personal Injury Law Firm Phillips Law Offices Recognized in Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s 2012 Settlement Survey

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Chicago Lawyer magazine recognizes Phillips Law Offices in its listing of the largest and most high profile settlements in Cook and Peoria County in 2012.

Chicago Lawyer Magazine

Chicago Lawyer Magazine

Phillips Law Offices is honored to be recognized by Chicago Lawyer magazine, but we are even more honored to have been able to assist our client.

The most recent issue of Chicago Lawyer magazine released October 1, 2012, names Phillips Law Offices in their article entitled “Chicago Lawyer 2012 Settlement Survey.” Several multi-million, high profile settlements appeared in the article, including a $17.5 million malpractice settlement secured by Phillips Law Offices [Circuit Court of Peoria County, Illinois, Case number 06 L 117].

The case involved a plaintiff who suffered severe and lasting injuries when his bowel was perforated during hernia repair surgery. Over the course of five days, this perforation led to an infection, sepsis, septic shock, multi-organ failure, blindness and a colostomy bag. The plaintiff can no longer work and has difficulty walking.

Chicago personal injury lawyer Stephen D. Phillips told the magazine he took the suit after two other law firms turned it down. However, through research, Attorney Phillips was able to make a case for malpractice, claiming the doctor’s surgical method inappropriate, as well as calling into question his credentials. Phillips and his case partner Jill Webb also claimed malpractice on the part of the hospital, for failing to report abnormal vital signs. All of these claims, in addition to others, resulted in a satisfactory settlement for the plaintiff.

"This settlement will help provide the care, therapy, assistance and medical equipment that (the plaintiff) needs throughout his lifetime," Phillips stated. “Phillips Law Offices is honored to be recognized by Chicago Lawyer magazine, but we are even more honored to have been able to assist our client.”

About Phillips Law Offices

For more than 65 years, the Chicago injury attorneys of Phillips Law Offices have been protecting Illinois individuals and families from the negligent acts of medical professionals who put everyone’s life and health in danger by their negligent actions.

Founding partner Stephen D. Phillips and his colleagues represent clients who have lost a child, spouse, sibling, or parent — or who are personally victimized because of physician malpractice, mesothelioma, traumatic brain injuries, hospital negligence, pharmaceutical injuries and defective products.

For more information about the firm, please visit the Phillips Law Offices website or call 312-346-4262.

Phillips Law Offices

161 N. Clark St., Suite 4925, Chicago, IL 60601-3296 (312) 346-4262

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