Levin & Perconti In the News

Levin & Perconti filed 27 lawsuits against the LaSalle Veterans Home in March 2022 following a mismanaged COVID-19 infection outbreak where 36 veterans needlessly died.

  • Chicago Tribune
    Lawsuits filed for victims of deadly LaSalle veterans home COVID outbreak
  • NBC
    LaSalle Veterans Home, Management Sued After Dozens of Residents Died in COVID Outbreak
  • ABC
    Families of those who died from COVID-19 at vets home in LaSalle, IL speak out: 'They had no plan'
  • WGN
    Families of 27 veterans who died from COVID at LaSalle VA file lawsuit
  • FOX
    LaSalle Veterans Home 'had no plan' to prevent deadly COVID outbreak, attorney says
  • CBS
    Families sue over deadly COVID-19 outbreak at LaSalle veterans' home

Partner Michael Bonamarte of Levin & Perconti recently shared his insights on a podcast regarding a $7 million verdict awarded on behalf of a military veteran with a history of mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a highly debilitating mental condition. The challenging case raised questions about whether the man’s untimely death was self-inflicted or due to the improper care he received during medical transport. In EPISODE #33, presented by Preferred Capital Funding on its podcast titled The Result, Bonamarte delves into the case details and how he achieved victory for this veteran’s grieving family.

Levin & Perconti partner Michael Bonamarte comments on an important wrongful death lawsuit involving a veteran who contracted COVID-19 at the LaSalle Veteran's Home. The lawsuit accuses the facility, the state, and the Illinois Department of Veteran's Affairs of negligent care. Click here to learn more about this impactful and first of its kind case.

Our own Steven Levin was recently quoted in USA Today regarding the coronavirus crisis and safety regarding nursing homes. "The coronavirus in long-term care facilities is a horrible example of a perfect storm," said attorney Steven Levin, of Levin & Perconti in Chicago, a practice focused on representing nursing home residents and their families. "In my opinion, the nursing homes that we deal with have extreme difficulty in handling everyday infections, and it's an infection-rich environment." Click here to read more about coronavirus in nursing homes.

A package of Fentanyl was mailed to the ABC 7 I-Team. The package was traced back to a nursing home. Our very own Steven Levin weighed in on this issue.

John Perconti, Margaret Battersby Black, and Daisy Ayllon reached a settlement for the family of a man who choked to death at the Center Home for Hispanic Elderly on the Northwest side of Chicago. Daisy Ayllon was featured on Univision Chicago on March 15, 2017 on behalf of the family. Levin & Perconti fought hard to hold the nursing home accountable for the tragic death of a loved one. See article here.

Daisy Ayllon was recently featured on Univision television talking about our firm. Click the link to watch her: http://www.univision.com/noticias/derechos/conozca-sus-derechos-negligencia-en-los-hogares-de-retiro-video

Levin & Perconti has been ranked in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & Report and Best Lawyers in the following area: Chicago, Personal Injury- Plaintiffs.

Attorney Jaime Koziol Delaney was selected to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's "40 Under Forty" for 2016. This award honors the top "40 Under Forty" Illinois attorneys under the age of 40, for their outstanding achievements on behalf of clients, their contributions to the legal profession, and their commitment to their community.

On November 20, Attorneys Jaime Koziol and Michael Shanahan obtained a $1.169 million medical negligence verdict. The defendant doctor failed to adequately monitor and respond to our client's abnormal INR levels and order Coumadin to prevent a stroke. Click on the links below to read coverage of this verdict.

Lincolnwoood Review, December 1, 2015

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, December 1, 2015

Steve Levin was recently interviewed by Medical Law Perspectives, a law and medicine publication. He discussed the steps needed to prove malpractice for an injury from unsterilized medical instruments. To read the article, click here.

Attorneys Susan Novosad and Nicole Schroeder filed a nursing home lawsuit against Manorcare Northbrook Illinois and Glenview Terrace Nursing Home Center.

Michael Bonamarte, Margaret Battersby Black and Daisy Ayllon filed a lawsuit against Manorcare of South Holland on behalf of a client who died after developing sepsis, respiratory failure, pressure ulcers, malnutrition, dehydration, and other physical and mental conditions, while living at the defendant nursing home.

Cook County Record, October 1, 2015

Michael Bonamarte filed a lawsuit against Lexington Health Care Center of Chicago Ridge and two nurses on behalf of the son of a client who suffered a dislodged gastronomy tube.

Cook County Record, August 21, 2015

Steve Levin was recently interviewed for an article by Modern Healthcare Magazine. The article discusses the use of binding arbitration agreements in nursing homes. Click here to view the article.

Attorney Mike Bonamarte was sworn in as the 2nd Vice President of the Justinian Society of Lawyers on May 13, 2015. Click here to view the photo.

Margaret Battersby Black and Daisy Ayllon filed a medical malpractice suit against Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The suit alleged that following our client’s Cesarean section surgical procedure, the doctor failed to remove a laparotomy sponge that was left inside of her abdomen.

NBC News, April 28,2015

Chicago Sun-Times, April 28, 2015

Mike Bonamarte was recently interviewed by a local Chicago radio station. The interview covered the current state of healthcare and the Affordable Care Act. The question posed to Mike was whether the healthcare industry is ready for the anticipated increase in patients who now have access to healthcare as a result of the Act. Mike explained among other things that the healthcare industry must respond by making sure that there is an appropriate staff sufficient in number, training and supervision to handle the increase in patients.

Obama Cares but do Hospitals Care?, April 23, 2015

Attorney Susan Novosad was recently featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine - Women's Edition for 2015. Susan was named as one of the Top 10 Women in Personal Injury. To view the list, click here.

Margaret Battersby Black and Daniel Goldenfaden filed a wrongful death suit against Symphony of Crestwood nursing home. The suit alleged that Symphony was responsible for our client’s development of pressure sores, a knee fracture, and the improper reinsertion of a gastrostomy tube that caused an infection and eventually led to her death.

Attorney Susan Novosad was recently featured in the Leading Lawyers Magazine – Women’s Edition for 2015. The article discusses Susan's career representing injured victims in personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits. To view the article, click here.

Steve Levin, John Perconti and Susan Novosad were chosen for inclusion in this year's Illinois Super Lawyers list. For the third year in a row, all three were also named to the Super Lawyers Illinois Top 100 list, a listing of the lawyers who ranked at the top of the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Novosad was also named to the Illinois Top 50 Women list.

Michael Bonamarte, Margaret Battersby Black, Cari Silverman and Jaime Koziol were selected to the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyer - Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Our attorneys accounted for eight of the fifteen attorneys chosen in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff.

Attorney Michael Bonamarte was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune for a piece about sledding accident lawsuits and potential sledding bans in our area.

Chicago Tribune, January 17, 2015

John Perconti recovered a $3 million settlement in a medical negligence lawsuit against Bromenn Hospital in Normal, Ill. To read more about the settlement, click here.

John Perconti obtained a $2 million medical malpractice settlement for the family of a 33-year-old woman who died as a result of negligence at Our Lady of the Resurrection Hospital in Chicago. To read The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's coverage of the settlement, click here.

Steve Levin and Cari Silverman wrote an article titled “Grief and Sorrow: A Powerful but Uncharted Element of Damages in Nursing Home Cases” for the Leading Lawyers section of the annual Law Day Edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The article was reprinted with permission from Leading Lawyers. To read the article, click here.

Mike Bonamarte filed a nursing home lawsuit against Presence Ballard Nursing Center in Cook County Court. The suit alleged that nursing home negligence caused our client to suffer a serious bed sore on his heel that became infected. As a result, our client had to undergo a below-the-knee amputation.

Cook County Record, March 4, 2014

Susan Novosad and Matt D'Avanzo recently filed a lawsuit against a physical therapy provider and therapist on behalf of a client who suffered a broken leg after tripping over a mat while receiving physical therapy services.

Cook County Record, February 3, 2014

Margaret Battersby Black filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit against ManorCare Naperville on behalf of a client who sustained injuries at the facility which required him to undergo further medical treatment.

Cook County Record, February 3, 2014

Recently, a great article about the Illinois nursing home ombudsmen appeared in The Times, a newspaper out of Ottawa, IL. Steve Levin wrote a letter to the Editor in response to this coverage, and his letter was published in the paper and online.

Attorney Cari Silverman recently filed a nursing home fall lawsuit against Elmwood Care on behalf of a client who suffered injuries to her right leg and ankle in a fall at the facility.

Cook County Record, January 3, 2014

Steve Levin and Jaime Koziol filed a nursing home negligence suit against Wood Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation in West Chicago.

Cook County Record, December 20, 2013

John Perconti filed a hospital pressure sore lawsuit against Roseland Community Hospital.

Cook County Record, December 12, 2013.

Susan Novosad filed a premises liability lawsuit on behalf of a client who was injured after falling in a Chicago bar.

Cook County Record, October 24, 2013

In the October issue of Chicago Magazine, Susan Novosad is listed among the Super Lawyers Illinois Top 50 Women 2013. Patricia Gifford, Margaret Battersby Black and Cari Silverman were also listed as Illinois Rising Stars 2013.

Attorneys Steve Levin and Cari Silverman recently wrote an article for the October 2013 issue of Trial Magazine, a publication of the American Association for Justice. Follow the link to read "Proving Pain in Nursing Home Cases."

On September 19, Susan Novosad obtained a $2.4 million pedestrian accident verdict for a young man who was run down by a Chicago city employee in the Gold Coast in 2011. Click on the links below to read local coverage of this verdict.

Chicago Sun Times, September 23, 2013
Chicago Tribune, September 23, 2013
Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Patch, September 23, 2013
Lake County News-Sun, September 24, 2013
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, September 24, 2013

Levin & Perconti was recently retained by the family of 87-year-old Carmen Marrero, a victim of nursing home abuse at the Grove at the Lake Living & Rehabilitation Center in Zion. To read coverage from the News-Sun click here, or click on the video below. (Please note this video is in Spanish):

Attorney Steve Levin is featured in the 2013 Leading Lawyers Magazine-Consumer Edition. The full article, "Practicing a Sort of ‘Litigation Judo,’" can be found here.

Steve Levin and Margaret Battersby contributed an article titled "How Changes to the Nursing Home Care Act Will Affect Long-Term Care Abuse and Neglect Cases" to the Law Bulletin's Law Day publication. Here is a link to the article.

We filed a nursing home bed sore case on May 6 for the family of a former resident of a Matteson, IL nursing home who developed bed sores at the facility:

Southtown Star, May 6, 2013
Chicago Heights Patch, May 6, 2013
WBBM News Radio, May 6, 2013

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On April 29, 2013, our lawyers filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois:

Jacksonville Journal Courier, April 30, 2013
WLDS, April 30, 2013

Attorneys Steve Levin, Jaime Koziol and Greta Hafeman recently filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit against Hillcrest Nursing and Rehab in Joliet.

Herald News, March 2, 2013
Joliet Patch, March 5, 2013
Times Weekly, March 5, 2013

Our nursing home bed sore lawyers settled a case against Evergreen Healthcare, a nursing home in Evergreen Park, IL, for $575,000.

Evergreen Park Patch, January 15, 2013
Southtown Star, January 9, 2013

Chicago personal injury lawyer Steve Levin and associate attorney Mike Bonamarte settled a construction accident case for $1.5 million.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, January 10, 2013

Several of our lawyers recently secured two noteworthy verdicts in two days for elderly clients. To read the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's coverage of these verdicts, click here.

Attorney Mike Bonamarte recently commented on an employee protest at Oak Park Healthcare, calling for better quality care and resources for residents.

Our firm has been hired to investigate the heat-related death of a Northlake assisted living resident in July. Here's a link to coverage by the Franklin Park Herald-Journal.

Levin & Perconti hosted a reception for members of the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group during the AAJ Annual Convention. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin featured photos from the event. To view them, click here.

The Joliet Patch discussed the possible closing of Hillcrest Nursing and Rehab Center and also quoted Chicago nursing home abuse attorney Steve Levin about our recently filed personal injury suit against the Joliet facility.

Steve Levin recently spoke to the Wednesday Journal about the progress of our recently filed lawsuit against Oak Park Healthcare. Follow this link about this Oak Park nursing home abuse case to read more.

Mike Bonamarte was elected to serve as secretary of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin announced his nomination on April 25, 2012. Click here to view.

Chicago nursing home neglect attorney Steve Levin filed a lawsuit on behalf of a resident who was burned at the Hillcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Joliet.

Newspaper Coverage
The Herald-News, May 2, 2012
The Herald-News, March 20, 2012

Levin & Perconti has been hired to investigate the death of Oak Park nursing home resident Anibal Calderon on February 14, 2012. Anibal died after an assault by a younger resident. On March 7, we filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility Click here to view the firm's press release.

Latest Newspaper Coverage
TribLocal Oak Park, March 9
Chicago Tribune, March 8
Chicago Sun-Times, March 8
TribLocal Oak Park, March 8
Wednesday Journal of Oak Park, March 8
Forest Leaves/ Oak Leaves, March 8
ABC 7/AP, March 8

Wednesday Journal of Oak Park, March 6
Wednesday Journal of Oak Park , February 21
Forest Leaves/ Oak Leaves, February 21
TribLocal Oak Park , February 20, 2012

Television News Coverage
ABC 7 , February 20 Watch Video
CBS 2 , February 20 Watch Video
WGN, February 20 Watch Video
Telemundo, February 21 Watch Video
Univision, February 21 Watch Video

Chicago nursing home attorney Steve Levin was recently interviewed by the Lawyers.com Blog about his experience handling cases against facilities with complex business structures. Click here to read the full article.

The Lawyers.com Blog interviewed Chicago medical malpractice attorney John Perconti about a recent survey that found only 14% of medical mistakes are reported. Click here to read the article.

The Chicago Lawyer Magazine Year in Review 2011 featured an article by Chicago wrongful death lawyers Steven Levin and Patricia Gifford.
The Effects of Grief and Sorrow: Damages in Illinois Wrongful Death Cases

Founding Partner John Perconti was interviewed by the Law Bulletin about how he uses surveillance video in personal injury cases. Click here to view the article.

Chicago nursing home lawyer John Perconti discusses nursing home arbitration agreements on the Lawyers.com blog. Click here to view the article, posted December 29, 2011.

Chicago nursing home neglect attorney Michael F. Bonamarte files lawsuit against Rosewood Care Center of Alton.
Madison County Record , October 19, 2011

Levin & Perconti congratulates Chicago personal injury attorney Margaret P. Battersby Black ! She has been named as one of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's 2011 "40 Under Forty "
Law Bulletin Publishing Company's "40 Under Forty"
Southland Voice

Steven Levin and Michael Bonamarte settle Chicago wrongful death lawsuit for $975,000 for the family of a 24-year-old man who fell from a Chicago porch railing.
Chicago Tribune , September 13, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times , September 13, 2011
Chicago Daily Herald , September 13, 2011
Suburban Life , September 13, 2011
CBS 2 Chicago , September 13, 2011 ( watch video )
Glen Ellyn Patch , September 13, 2011
WGN.com , September 13, 2011
TribLocal Lombard , September 13, 2011

Chicago personal injury attorney Jeffrey Martin interviewed by the Law Bulletin regarding a recent $4.5 million medical malpractice settlement.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin July 28, 2011

Michael F. Bonamarte IV has been named as a recipient of the 2011 William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. The award recognizes Mike's volunteer efforts on behalf of the organization's Amicus Curiae Committee over the past year.

Chicago accident attorneys Steven Levin and Susan Novosad discuss lawsuit filed on behalf of Gold Coast accident victim in Chicago
Chicago Sun-Times June 7, 2011
Lake County News-Sun June 9, 2011
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Chicago nursing home lawyer Steven Levin quoted about the"Angel of Death" criminal case outcome and our case against Woodstock Residence nursing home
Chicago Tribune April 27, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times April 27, 2011
Northwest Herald April 27, 2011

Steven Levin and Mike Bonamarte discuss punitive damages in Illinois nursing home lawsuits
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin January 24, 2011

Doctor who battled drug addiction now counsels others to kick theirs
Chicago malpractice lawyer Steve Levin quoted
Chicago Tribune December 9, 2010

Chicago Injury Attorney Steve Levin Discusses DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Lawyers & Settlements December 2, 2010

Levin & Perconti Reach $6.5 Million Birth Injury Settlement with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin November 29, 2010
Daily Herald November 24, 2010
TribLocal Des Plaines November 24, 2010
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate November 24, 2010

University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center Board Approves $16.2 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement
Chicago Sun Times November 27, 2010
WLS AM Radio November 27, 2010
Proviso Herald November 22, 2010
Chicago Tribune November 19, 2010

Schaumburg Woman Files Suit Against ManorCare at Elk Grove Village After Fall
TribLocal Schaumburg November 17, 2010
Chicago Injury Lawyer John Perconti Reaches $6.5 Million Settlement for Huntley Trucking Accident Victims
Northwest Herald October 29, 2010
Daily Herald October 29, 2010
Telegraph Herald October 31, 2010
Courier News October 31, 2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin November 1, 2010
Steve Levin featured on podcast discussing sports related personal injury and liability
RocketLawyer Podcast October 30, 2010
Attorney Michael Bonamarte Named to Law Bulletin's "40 Under Forty"
Law Bulletin Publishing Company's "40 Under Forty" September 20, 2010
Pam Zekman Reports: Porch Railings Could Be Life and Death Matter
CBS 2 Chicago , September 13, 2010 Watch video
Hinsdale nursing home accused of negligence, overmedicating 74-year-old
TribLocal Hinsdale , September 3, 2010
Hinsdale ManorCare faces wrongful death lawsuit
Hinsdale Doings , September 3, 2010
Family sues Hinsdale nursing home over woman's death
Chicago Tribune , September 2, 2010
Chicago Breaking News , September 2, 2010
Hinsdale nursing home sued over resident's death
My Suburban Life.com , September 2, 2010
Key to One's Success featuring attorney Susan Novosad
Chicago Lawyer Magazine's Annual Women in Law Publication, July 2010
Illinois Lawmaker Divests Nursing Home Stake
Chicago Tribune , June 30, 2010
Former Medical Director at Woodstock Residence Nursing Home Added to Defendant List
Northwest Herald , March 3, 2010
Steven M. Levin's Letter to the Editor on Nursing Home Safety
Chicago Tribune , February 5, 2010
Margaret, Daisy and Bryan. This magnificent cohesive team led by Margaret represented us for my mom's nursing home wrongful death case. They were most patient and responded timely to many questions throughout the entire process. All demonstrated professionalism and extensive knowledge of case and state laws. Their in-depth investigative work uncovered details which were unknown to us and yet sadly confirmed our suspicions. We would recommend the Levin and Perconti Law firm and especially this team. Kathy and Ron
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf. M.R.Z., nursing home client
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client