Successful Cases

At Levin & Perconti, we have successfully handled thousands of cases involving virtually every type of personal injury and wrongful death claim. Since Steven Levin and John Perconti merged their practices, we have recovered more than $520 million dollars for our clients and their families. Following is a sampling of the many cases we have successfully handled.

Levin & Perconti Cases in the Headlines

N.N. for G.N. v. R.D. et al.

$17.7 million medical malpractice settlement for a former police officer who suffered a life-altering brain injury due to nursing staff negligence at a Chicago hospital.

S.H. v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital:

$14 million record high verdict against a doctor and hospital for not following and ignoring abnormal chest X-ray results, which caused a substantial delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article 8/04/00
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article 6/25/02

K.M. v. City of Chicago:

$10 million settlement for a 5-year-old boy who was run over by a City of Chicago Fire Department truck while playing in an open fire hydrant on the Fourth of July, resulting in the loss of his leg and half of his pelvis.

Chicago Tribune article
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article

D.G. as administrator of the estate of M.G. v. Mario Yu, M.D. et al.:

$7.62 million verdict against an HMO doctor who disregarded the mother's complaints of postpartum bleeding, which resulted in her bleeding to death.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article

E.P. vs. American Tugs Inc et al.:

$7.5 million settlement for a client who suffered life changing injuries in an Alton, Ill. boat explosion. This settlement was the largest Jones Act recovery ever recorded in Illinois, surpassing Levin & Perconti's previous Record Jones Act settlement of $4.5 million, set in 2007.

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Alton Telegraph coverage

S.W. as mother and next friend of S.W. v. Christ Hospital and Medical Center:

$6.71 million verdict against a hospital because an inexperienced resident performed a vaginal delivery of a breech presentation (bottom first) resulting in shoulder dystocia and a crippling brachial plexus arm injury.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article

R.C. v. Geils Farms et al.:

$6.5 million settlement ($4.7 record Kane County wrongful death settlement) for the family of a 32-year-old woman who was killed when their pick-up truck was rear-ended by a semi-truck.  Our client and his son both suffered significant personal injuries in the collision. The defendant truck driver was found to be under the influence of marijuana and operating an over-loaded, unsafe truck.  In violation of federal regulations, the defendant truck owners failed to drug-screen or perform background checks on their drivers. This settlement was named as the largest settlement in Illinois outside of Cook County by the 2011 Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article

D.C for Y.O. v. ADVOCATE LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL

$6.5 million birth injury settlement for a young girl who suffered a brain injury during birth, resulting in cerebral palsy, after physicians failed to timely perform a c-section.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article

A.R. and A.R. and M.R. v. Marshway Limited Partnership, Marshway, L.L.C. and CIG Management L.L.C.:

$6.0 million settlement for the families of 6 children who died in a tragic apartment fire on Chicago's north side.  Two other children sustained severe burns in the fire.  The landlords of the building failed to have proper and working smoke detectors in violation of the Chicago Municipal Code and the children were not able to escape the building in time.

Chicago Tribune article
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article


A.C. and S.C. for G.C. v. Rush University Medical Center

$6 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of the family of a 58-year-old who suffered an hypoxic brain injury following a CT procedure with contrast dye.

S.G. v. United States of America:

$5.77 million Federal Tort Claims Act bench trial verdict by a federal judge for a woman who became paralyzed as a result of a Veterans Administration physician's failure to recognize worsening neurological symptoms and perform a necessary surgery to relieve spinal cord compression.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article March 2003
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article April 2003

D.B. v. J.L. Adler Roofing Inc. et al.:

$5.7 million settlement for a 27-year-old roofer in a workplace injury case who was paralyzed when he fell from a roof as a result of the general contractor's failure to provide appropriate safety devices.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article

R.S. for O.S. v. Advocate Bethany Hospital:

$5.35 million settlement against a hospital and hospital staff for failure to diagnose postpartum cardiomyopathy in an 18-year-old woman who had just had her first child one month earlier.  The victim died as a result of this failure to diagnose.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article

C.E. v. Michael Reese Hospital:

$5 million verdict against a doctor and resident for mishandling a breathing tube, losing our 14-year-old quadriplegic client's airway, which led to her death.

Chicago Sun-Times article
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article

S.S. v. University of Chicago Medical Center

$4.75 million medical malpractice settlement for the surviving family of a 45-year-old man who died from a heart condition after physicians delayed reading an MRI for nine days. The lawsuit alleged that the scan should have been read on the day it was performed and if so would have revealed a heart condition that could have been fixed with surgery.

H.K. v. Undisclosed Defendant

$4.5 million settlement with an Illinois fertility treatment center for their failure to diagnose adrenocortical cancer in our 19-year-old client. As a result of this misdiagnosis, her cancer went untreated for over 14 months, negatively affecting her prognosis.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article

D.J.B., a minor by his guardian E.J., v. David Freedman, M.D., et al.:

$4.5 million settlement for a child who suffered brain damage causing cerebral palsy as a result of a family practice physician's failure to perform a timely Caesarean section in the face of fetal distress.

National Law Journal article
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article

J.T. v. Material Service Corporation:

$4.5 million settlement for a deckhand whose leg was crushed between two barges resulting in an above the knee amputation. This was a previous record Jones Act settlement that held for seven years before being surpassed by Levin & Perconti in 2014.

Star Courier article
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article

Anonymous v. University of Chicago Medical Center

$4 million Chicago medical malpractice settlement for the family of a young woman who died as a result of medical negligence. Doctors failed to provide proper treatment or surgery in a timely manner, and our client suffered severe brain damage from which she never recovered. 

M.C. and L.C. v. Unidentified Defendant:

$4 million settlement for conduct by an unidentified defendant to a liver transplant recipient causing a liver transplant rejection necessitating a second liver transplant causing end-stage renal disease and hemodialysis.

John Doe, et al. v. major hotel corporation:

$4 million settlement awarded to three attendees at a national convention who contracted salmonella poisoning, leading to crippling arthritic injuries.

B.S. v. Boyle:

$3.6 million settlement for a radiologist's failure to correctly interpret an X-ray, missing a massive tumor which caused the death of a 29-year-old husband and father.

D.O. for C.O v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital

$3.5 million birth injury settlement with the Chicago hospital on behalf of the parents and twin brother of a newborn who died after suffering multiple brain and spinal injuries during birth. The lawsuit alleged that the attending obstetrician failed to timely perform a c-section in the face of ongoing fetal distress and instead continued to deliver our client's son vaginally with the use of multiple vacuum extractions and forceps attempts.

H.B. v. United States of America:

$3.5 million settlement in this Federal Tort Claims Act case for a veteran who was paralyzed as a result of Veterans Administration physicians' failure to recognize and treat a spinal epidural abscess.

Special Administrator for the Estate of Jane Doe v. Defendant Hospital:

$3.3 million settlement for the family of a patient who died from severe head trauma and a subdural hematoma.  The hospital was negligent in failing to prevent the patient from falling and hitting their head, despite the patient's known risk for falls.

John Doe v. major American automobile manufacturer:

$3 million settlement against a car manufacturer that improperly designed the fuel delivery system of a vehicle, resulting in a fuel-fed fire after a head-on collision which killed the occupants of the vehicle.

S.W. v. Renaissance at Hillside, Inc.:

$3 million record nursing home pressure sore settlement against a suburban Hillside nursing home and physician for a 59-year-old resident who developed multiple painful and infected bedsores which took four years to heal.

M.J. v. K.S., MD:

$3 million medical malpractice settlement for an 84-year-old woman who was permanently paralyzed when a Chicago neurosurgeon caused irreparable damage to her spinal cord during a procedure.

S.A. v. HCR Manor Care Homewood:

$2.9 million record nursing home jury verdict against a suburban Homewood nursing home for the family of a deceased 57-year-old resident who was suffocated due to the home's negligent care of her tracheostomy tube.

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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article
Chicago Tribune
Daily Southtown

D.B. v. West Suburban Hospital (Oak Park, IL):

$2.9 million settlement for a child who suffered mild brachial plexus injuries that resulted from Dr. Weaver's failing to use proper disimpaction techniques to address a shoulder dystocia which caused excessive force placed upon the infant's head and nerve injury.

S.D. v. City of Chicago and Dwight Washington:

$2.4 million verdict for a 27-year-old man who suffered serious injuries when a Chicago City worker struck him and three others on a Gold Coast sidewalk in May 2011.  Read more about this settlement

Estate of K.S. v. G&N Aircraft, Inc., et al.:

$2.32 million settlement awarded to the family of a pilot whose Cessna small-engine airplane crashed shortly after takeoff because of a defective part in the carburetor.

Chicago Tribute article
Daily Herald article

J.M. as administrator of the estate of M.M. v. Senior Lifestyle Maplewood Limited Partnership d/b/a Kingsley Place and Lincoln Square, Barry A. Rapaport, M.D., et al.:

$2.3 million settlement for the family of an 88-year old assisted living facility resident who developed severe and infected bed sores which ultimately brought about her death.  Her doctor was criminally indicted for his conduct and charged with involuntary homicide.

Estate of Jane Doe v. local laboratory:

$2.3 million settlement against a laboratory for failure to properly read Pap smears, resulting in the misdiagnosis of cervical cancer and eventual death of a 35-year-old mother of three children.

J.L. as mother and next friend of R.L. v. Dulce Malines, M.D., et al.:

$2.3 million settlement for a child who suffered severe brain injury and cerebral palsy as the result of a uterine rupture in a vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC) delivery that could have been avoided had the doctor and hospital performed a timely Caesarean delivery after the mother complained of a ripping and tearing sensation in her uterus.

News-Sun article

L.S. v. Chicago Housing Authority:

$2.3 million settlement for two boys who were severely burned in a Chicago Housing Authority apartment fire.

T.B. v. Undisclosed Chicago Hospital:

$2.25 million medical malpractice settlement for failure to diagnose infection for a 5- year-old boy, who had survived a bone marrow transplant from his brother to treat his acute myleucytic leukemia and resulting graft versus host disease, developed septic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and intercerebral hemorrhage causing his death.

B.S. v. Lutheran General Hospital:

$2.1 million settlement against a hospital and doctors for the failure to manage prolonged elevated blood pressure of a 17-year-old dialysis patient which caused a hypertensive emergency resulting in death.

M.R. and K.M.R. v. Undisclosed Defendants:

$2.0 million settlement for a 45-year-old optician and his wife against two chiropractors and an internist who failed to diagnose and refer for appropriate treatment the man's cervical stenonsis,  which allowed it to progress to a condition of severe cervical spondylitic myelopathy, ultimately causing permanent loss of fine motor control, loss of sensation in his lower extremities, inability to work, difficulty performing normal activities of daily living, and other serious physical hindrances.

R.G. v. Leider:

$2.0 million verdict for a 23-year-old woman who suffered multiple leg fractures in an automobile collision.

T.W. v. Wrona:

$2.0 million settlement against a physician in a wrongful birth case for his failure to tell the mother that testing showed her child had severe birth defects, resulting in the delivery of a profoundly brain-damaged baby.

Chicago Sun-Times article

M.R. v. Anonymous M.D.:

$1.95 million settlement against a gynecologist and his hospital employer who unnecessarily sterilized an unmarried 28-year-old woman with a mass on her left ovary by performing a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of all her reproductive organs).

C.E. v. R.M., M.D. et al:

$1.8 million medical malpractice verdict for a man who lost his only remaining testicle as a result of negligence during a hernia surgery.

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J.C. as administrator of the estate of L.C. v. Nagui Hanna, M.D., and Sisters of St. Francis Health Services:

$1.8 million settlement against an emergency room doctor and staff whose failure to provide proper I.V. fluid resuscitation to a 19-month-old boy resulted in his death from dehydration.

R.C. as administrator of the estate of T.C. v. Rush Presbyterian Saint Luke's Medical Center, et al.:

$1.8 million settlement against a hospital and doctor for the death of a mother that could have been avoided by diagnosis of and timely response to her impending immediate postpartum sickle cell crisis.

P.C. as administrator of the estate of A.R. v. Ridgeview Pavilion, Inc., et al.:

$1.5 million settlement against a nursing home for violating the Nursing Home Care Reform Act by failing to monitor a mentally impaired resident's cigarette smoking, leading to severe burns and death.

M.P. as administrator of the estate of E.J. v. Brentwood North Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, et al.:

$1.5 million settlement for an 87-year-old nursing home resident who suffered severe burns when seated in a steaming-hot sitz bath.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article
Nursing Home Litigation Reporter article

M.W. as administrator of the estate of M.W. v. Eliot Roth, M.D., et al.:

$1.5 million settlement for an 80-year-old patient who was recovering from a stroke when a feeding tube was placed in his trachea instead of his esophagus, resulting in pneumonia, which led to his death.

J.L. v. Wedgwood Pavilion Nursing Home:

$1.4 million nursing home neglect verdict against a facility for failure to manage a nursing home resident's behavior which caused a shoving match, fall, hip fracture and death of a 79 year old fellow nursing home resident.

C.F. as mother and next friend of D.J. v. Evanston Hospital:

$1.35 million birth injury settlement for a newborn who suffered severe and permanent brachial plexus injuries during delivery as a result of the  defendant's failure to perform the proper disimpaction techniques.  As a result, she suffers from Erb's Palsy and requires ongoing physical and occupational therapy.

W.B. as administrator of the estate of W.B. v. Jackson Square Nursing Center, et al.:

$1.3 million settlement for a 74-year-old nursing home resident who died as a result of a beating he received when the nursing home placed a younger resident with violent tendencies in his room.

Nursing Home Litigation Reporter article
Nursing Home Legal Insider article

W.M and D.M. v. University of Chicago Hospitals:

$1.25 million medical malpractice settlement for a 70-year-old patient who, as a result of treatment for prostate cancer, suffered radiation burns to the rectal wall due to improper placement of radioactive seeds (brachytherapy) in the prostate requiring numerous surgeries and loss of all bladder and bowel function.

M.H. v. Chicago Transit Authority, et al.:

$1.25 million settlement for a 77-year-old woman whose right leg was amputated above the knee when she was struck by a bus while walking across a bus terminal.

D.T. v. Alltown Bus Service, Inc.:

$1.25 million settlement for a 50-year-old woman who was struck by a bus while walking in a cross walk.

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A.J. as administrator of the estate of E.J. v. Guadalupe Economic Services, et al.:

$1.2 million settlement for an 82-year-old nursing home resident who developed bed sores so severe that they caused an infection in the bone; the resident ultimately died as a result of complications from these injuries.

W.M. v. S.O. et al.:

$1.2 million premises liability settlement for a 44-year-old man who suffered serious personal injuries when a structure's facade fell on him while he was working on the defendant's property.  The defendant knew that the structure was unsound but failed to repair it and also failed to warn or prohibit the plaintiff from accessing the area around the structure.

T.H. v. Halsted Terrace Nursing Center, Inc.:

$1.1 million settlement against a nursing home for a 75-year-old resident who developed multiple painful and infected bedsores, or pressure ulcers, which caused her death.

V.N. for E.N. v. All-Faith Pavilion

$1 million nursing home neglect settlement against All-Faith Pavilion for the daughter of an 82-year-old Chicago man who fell and sustained a fatal brain injury while living at the nursing home.


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