Medical Malpractice

Our Chicago Injury Attorneys Recover Maximum Compensation for Medical Malpractice Victims

Lawyers Jerry A. Latherow and Bridget Duignan get results for people all over the Chicagoland area and throughout Illinois who have sustained serious injuries or died because of medical malpractice. The Chicago-based Latherow  & Duignan Law Office has secured several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, including a $5.975 million jury verdict for the family of a man who bled to death in the recovery room. The doctor’s insurance company offered only $1 million to settle.

Our attorneys are experienced in handling various medical malpractice claims involving surgical errors, improper diagnosis and catastrophic injuries. Latherow  & Duignan Law Office believes that physicians and all other healthcare professionals have a duty to provide proper care to patients who have entrusted those professionals with their lives.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Various studies have indicated that roughly 200,000 Americans die every year because of their medical treatment. Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan pursue compensation for individuals who have sustained catastrophic injuries, and they also file wrongful death claims on behalf of families whose loved ones died because of medical errors or substandard medical care. Latherow  & Duignan Law Office represents clients in such medical malpractice claims as:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Errors during brain cooling procedures, which can cause brain damage and death
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dental malpractice
  • Emergency room errors or excessive wait times
  • Environmental hazards
  • Incorrect, delayed or missed diagnosis
  • Failure to obtain consent
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Medication error
  • Never event
  • Surgical errors
  • Nursing home abuse or malpractice
  • Premature delivery
  • Preventable birth injuries
  • Botched circumcisions

Latherow Law Office Gets Justice for Medical Malpractice Victims

Jerry A. Latherow’s peers have selected him as one of the Illinois Leading Lawyers every year since the award began in 2003, placing him among the top 5 percent of all medical malpractice attorneys in the state. He is the immediate Past President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and has been chosen by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Illinois each year since that organization started in 2010. Bridget Duignan has served as Legislative Liaison for the Tort Litigation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association; was appointed to the Tort Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association in 2011; was elected twice to the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly; and is a columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, where she writes concerning all types of personal injury and medical malpractice matters. Both of our lawyers have experience representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, and our history of verdicts and settlements demonstrates how Latherow  & Duignan Law Office will not settle for less than what you deserve.

If you sustained serious injuries or had a loved one who died because of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to far more compensation than the insurance company for your hospital or doctor is offering. Contact our medical malpractice attorneys at (312) 372-0052 to schedule a free, confidential consultation or complete the form on this page to have our firm review your case. Because we are a small firm, you will always speak to one of our caring attorneys. Call now.

Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

There is no attorney fee to speak with a lawyer at Latherow & Duignan, so we encourage you to contact us to confidentially discuss your case.