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Megan Shore-Toca

Associate
ms@levinperconti.com
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Phone: 312-332-2872

325 N La Salle Dr #300
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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As an associate attorney at Levin & Perconti, Megan works in medical malpractice, birth injury, nursing home abuse and neglect, assisted living abuse and neglect, community integrated living arrangement (CILA) abuse and neglect, dental malpractice, and personal injury cases including sexual assault, privacy invasion, slip and falls, and auto accidents. Megan also leads a division of lawyers at Levin & Perconti which focuses on prosecuting sexual assault cases. Megan has a 100% success rate at obtaining a jury verdict or settlement in favor of her clients and is a recipient of one of the mostly coveted distinctions, Super Lawyer's 2021 Rising Star. Her cases have been highly publicized in the media, including The Chicago Tribune and NBC 5 Chicago Nightly News. Since 2016, Megan has recovered over $60 million on behalf of her clients, including the following cases:

  • $12 million record setting jury verdict in a medical malpractice and wrongful death case regarding delayed diagnosis of cancer of a 70 year old woman;
  • $3.6 million in a medical malpractice and wrongful death case regarding anesthesia error;
  • $2.5 million record setting settlement in a birth injury and wrongful death case of a baby born stillborn;
  • $1.5 million in a Coumadin mismanagement case causing the death of an 84 year old;
  • $976,000 in a nursing home choking and wrongful death case;
  • $975,000 in a nursing home fall case resulting in a neck fracture;
  • $925,000 in a nursing home dehydration case;
  • $800,000 in a nursing home pressure sore and wrongful death case;
  • $750,000 in a nursing home fall and wrongful death case;
  • $650,000 in a nursing home pressure sore and wrongful death case;
  • $550,000 in a nursing home anticoagulant mismanagement case;
  • $500,000 in a nursing home pressure sore case;
  • $500,000 in a medical malpractice case causing right side brachial plexus after a first rib resection;
  • $500,000 in a diabetic mismanagement case;
  • $495,000 in a nursing home pressure sore case;
  • $450,000 in a nursing home pressure sore case;
  • $400,000 in a community integrated living arrangement (CILA) child abuse case;
  • $400,000 in a nursing home fall case;
  • $375,000 in a nursing home case involving complications with a tracheostomy tube;
  • $375,000 in a nursing home fall case of a 105 year old woman;
  • $350,000 in a nursing home urinary tract infection case;
  • $325,000 in a nursing home pressure sore case;
  • $300,000 in a nursing home septic shock case;
  • $200,000 in a nursing home case involving an infected port; and
  • $195,000 in a nursing home case for failure to provide incontinence care.

Throughout her career, Megan also has presented at law schools and continuing education courses for lawyers across the country on electronic medical records, audit trails, preventing obstruction of justice, written and oral discovery, and the Medical Studies Act. Megan also serves as a consultant to AARP (American Association of Retired Persons).

Megan graduated from The John Marshall Law School (JMLS). While in law school, Megan was a JMLS Student Ambassador, a Phi Delta Phi Honor's Society member, on the Dean's List, a CALI Award recipient, and awarded as a Dean Johnston Academic Scholar. Out of 124 of her fellow students, Megan placed 2nd for her appellate brief and in oral argument in the Herzog Moot Court Competition.

"In the last few years, I have learned that medical malpractice cases are bitterly disputed and sometimes politically charged. However, we must always persevere by reminding ourselves as lawyers that this isn't just paperwork or arguing the law - this is a human being, a loved one, and a person who deserves justice. I take my cases personally, and my clients' best interests to heart."

Megan's professional and educational experiences sparked her interest in medical malpractice and nursing home litigation. Megan graduated from Loyola University Chicago as a pre-medicine student with a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Business Management. During her years as an undergraduate, she worked as a patient coordinator for a prominent medical center in Chicago. As a result, she has an extensive background in science including biology, chemistry, and physics. After being accepted to medical school, Megan felt her talents were better served by advocating for unfortunate victims of medical negligence and decided to pursue a legal career in medical malpractice and personal injury.

During law school, Megan expanded her legal knowledge by also working for various firms in the Chicagoland area which provided services in immigration law, family law, real estate law, and criminal law. In 2015, Megan worked for the Illinois State's Attorney's Appellate Prosecutor where all her cases were successfully affirmed in favor of the appellate prosecutor.

Prior to working at Levin & Perconti, Megan was a law clerk for two years at Beam & Raymond, a firm which prosecuted birth injury cases across the nation in state and federal court. During this time, Megan had the pleasure of assisting nationally renown attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, at trial. As a law clerk, Megan prepared research, reviewed medical records, assisted at trial, and drafted motions and briefs for cases resulting in multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts ranging from $4.5 million to $143 million - the largest obstetrical malpractice verdict in United States history. Megan also assisted in a case against University of Chicago Medical Center, which received a Cook County jury verdict of $53 million in July 2016.

Education

J.D., The John Marshall Law School, 2016

B.A., Loyola University Chicago, 2011
Pre-Medicine, Biology

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 2016
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association
Member

Chicago Bar Association
Member

Illinois State Bar Association
Member

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member

The John Marshall School Job Placement Advisory Board
Member

Phi Delta Phi Honors Society

American Association for Justice
Member

Awards

Super Lawyer's 2021 Rising Star

Presentations and Publications
  • Understanding Electronic Medical Records, The American Association for Justice, Spring 2020 Seminar
  • Understanding the Leading Nursing Home EMR System, The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Winter 2020 Issue
  • Combating Defense Obstruction in Medical Malpractice Cases, The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 2019 Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy at The John Marshall Law School, 2017
Media Coverage
  • Lawsuit Claims Symphony of Joliet Failed to Protect Residents from Coronavirus, The Chicago Tribune
  • Symphony of Joliet Wrongful Death Lawsuit, The Joliet Patch
  • Illinois Nursing Home Lawyers File Lawsuit, NBC 5 News Chicago
Testimonials
★★★★★
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