Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Illinois

Our Chicago injury attorneys file many cases in counties throughout Illinois. Since 1992, we have built strong relationships with local attorneys across the state. These relationships allow us to combine local insight with our own litigation expertise when building your case. Clients outside of Chicago should not worry; we will come to you when your case requires us to do so.

The personal injury attorneys at Levin & Perconti have over 130 years combined litigation experience. In each of our cases, we work to deliver you fair compensation in the shortest time possible. Follow the link to view past Illinois verdicts and settlements.

Some of our current cases across Illinois include:

Champaign County

K.J. for K.P. vs. The Carle Foundation Hospital

The hospital failed to monitor a 20–month–old girl who was admitted for respiratory therapy after an attending physician consented to a nurse's request to discontinue all electronic telemetry (monitoring). Hospital staff did not take timely action when a mucus plug blocked her airway. The unrecognized mucus plug cut off oxygen to her brain and she died as a result of severe brain damage several days later.

Coles County

J.C. for K.C. vs. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center et al.

The hospital failed to diagnose a mother's placental abruption, a condition where the placenta detaches from the uterine wall, and failed to timely perform a cesarean section to deliver her baby. The baby suffered severe brain damage and cerebral palsy as a result of this negligence.

Dupage County

R.G. for R.G. vs. The Arbor of Itasca

The nursing home was negligent during the transfer of 92–year–old resident. She suffered a fall during transfer which resulted in a knee fracture. Her knee injury caused her to develop multiple pressure ulcers and lead to the deterioration of her overall physical well–being, all of which contributed to her death four months after her fall.

J.B. and T.B. vs. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital et al.

Pathologists at the hospital diagnosed the plaintiff's tongue lesion as being squamous cell cancer. She was treated with radiation and later learned she did not have oral cancer. This misdiagnosis by the pathologists lead to the unnecessary radiation treatments which caused severe and permanent injury, including but not limited to scarring, difficulty eating, loss of taste, and decreased saliva production. Due to the radiation, the plaintiff now has an increased risk of developing cancer.

R.L. for J.L. vs. R.P. for A.H.

The 23–year–old decedent was killed in a car accident when the driver of the vehicle she was riding in failed to stop at an intersection and collided with another vehicle. Both the plaintiff and the defendant driver were killed in the auto accident.

Iroquois County

G.K. for J.K. vs. Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

The nursing home failed to prevent the 87–year–old resident from developing pressure sores. She also became malnourished and dehydrated at the nursing home. As a result of this negligence, a pressure sore developed on her heel that was so infected and gangrenous it required a below–the–knee amputation.

E.W. for W.S. vs. Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

The 65–year–old nursing home resident came to the home after a stroke. He was paralyzed on his right side and required staff assistance with activities such as eating and walking. While at the nursing home, he developed multiple pressure ulcers, became severely dehydrated and malnourished, experienced weight loss, sepsis, hypoxia, emaciation and pneumonia, all of which caused and contributed to death.

Kane County

R.C. for T.C. and G.C. vs. Geils Farms, LLC et al.

The complaint was filed against a truck driver and the farm that owned his truck. The defendant driver's truck collided with a pick–up truck driven by the plaintiff. The plaintiff's wife was killed in the accident and he and his 3–year–old son both suffered serious personal injuries. The defendant truck driver was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the truck accident.

Knox County

J.S. for L.L. vs. Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

The decedent nursing home resident died as a result of nursing home negligence. The decedent suffered severe dehydration while a resident at the Galesburg nursing home that caused or contributed to cause his death at the age of 79.

Lake County

C.M. for C.M. vs. The Wealshire and The Ponds

The Lake County nursing home and assisted living facility failed to prevent the 80–yr–old nursing home resident from falling, despite her history of falls and known risk for falls. She sustained a broken hip, broken wrist and facial fractures and required surgery. Her injuries contributed to her death less than three weeks after her fall.

Lasalle County

J.R. for M. R. vs. River Shore Rehabilitation and Nursing

The 90–year–old resident was admitted to the nursing home for rehabilitative purposes. The nursing home was negligent in preventing pressure ulcers from developing, and during her stay, she suffered a Stage IV pressure sore that required ongoing treatment for over a year and a half.

Macon County

M.R. v. J.B.

The plaintiff was a passenger in a boat captained by the defendant. During an organized boat trip, the defendant negligently operated the boat into the wake of a larger vessel, causing the boat to go airborne and bottom out. The plaintiff suffered serious personal injuries as a result of this boating accident.

N.R. v. R.E., MD and Decatur Memorial Hospital

The plaintiff went to his physician complaining of cardiac–related symptoms including, difficulty swallowing, a choking sensation, and shortness of breath. The physician failed to appropriately assess and diagnose the plaintiff's cardiac condition and he suffered a myocardial infarction that resulted in severe brain injury and overall physical debilitation.

McHenry County

F.V. for S.V. vs. Pioneer Center for Human Services

The plaintiff suffered from mental disabilities and required full time supervision, assistance with eating, and was a known risk for overeating and choking. The defendant nursing home staff negligently left the door to the kitchen unlocked and the plaintiff, who was unsupervised at the time, entered into the kitchen. There, he overfed himself with bread that was left on a table which caused him to choke to death.

McLean County

K.B. for K.D. vs. McLean County Nursing Home

The nursing home resident sustained serious personal injuries, including severe dehydration, acute renal failure, and development of pressure sores, while at a resident at the McLean County Nursing Home. These injuries contributed to her overall decline and death at the age of 81.

Peoria County

B.P. for T.L. vs. Sullivan Rehab and Health Care Center

The 62–year–old nursing home resident required supervision and assistance with activities of daily living and transferring to prevent falls. The resident suffered a fall at the nursing home as a result of a defective geriatric chair and sustained severe head and brain injuries that lead to his death. The nursing home staff was aware of the chair's tendency to malfunction, yet still used it in his care.

R.T. for J.T. vs. Manorcare of Peoria

The 81–year–old nursing home resident required supervision and assistance to ensure that he was receiving proper hydration, nourishment and pain management. The nursing home staff failed to properly monitor his condition and he became dehydrated, malnourished, and septic. He suffered ischemic colitis and acute renal failure and died from his injuries.

N.S. for G. F. vs. Bel–Wood Nursing Home

The 89–year–old woman fell and broke her leg and was moved into the Peoria County nursing home to recover. The nursing home failed to prevent her from becoming malnourished or developing several pressure sores and she died as from these injuries.

T.S. for B.S. vs. East Peoria Gardens Nursing Home

An 81–year–old woman fell at the nursing home as a result of improper supervision and died a week later from brain trauma caused by the fall. The case alleges that because of the owners' decision to mix an elderly population with younger mentally insane residents, a situation was created where the elderly residents and the staff were in fear for their own safety.

M.M. for K.O. vs. Sharon Elms Nursing Home

The nursing home failed to properly monitor changes in the 76–year–old decedent's blood glucose levels and overall condition. They also failed to prevent pressure ulcers from forming. The nursing home's failure to monitor her blood sugar and control her diabetes caused her to develop a hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome secondary to increased blood sugars and go into a coma. Although after she was hospitalized, her blood sugar was appropriately controlled, she died from the effects of the syndrome one month later.

Rock Island County

C.M. for O.F. vs. Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center

The 89–year–old nursing home resident sustained several falls at the nursing home. During her stay, she also became severely malnourished and dehydrated as a result of nursing home negligence. Her dehydrated state lead to acute renal failure and she died from her injuries.

Vermillion County

C.M. and J.D. for B.M. vs. Provena Covenant Medical Center

The 52–year–old decedent was a patient in the hospital, rehabilitating after aneurysm surgery. She was at–risk for falls and required assistance moving to and from the bathroom. While she was under the supervision of a nurse, she fell and suffered a serious brain injury. This fall and subsequent brain injury caused her death several weeks later.

Y.G. for I.P. vs. Hoopeston Community Memorial Nursing Home et al. (BW)

The 83–year–old nursing home resident was scheduled to have a colonoscopy. The nursing home negligently failed to properly carry out her physicians' orders to prepare her for the colonoscopy and failed to tell the physician that they did not prepare her. During the procedure, her bowel was perforated and she died as a result of this injury.

Will County

P.B. for J.B vs. Frankfort Terrace Nursing Home

The nursing home failed to the address the increasing behavioral issues of the 64–year–old nursing home resident suffering from Alzheimer's disease and failed to prevent him from falling on multiple occasions. During a period of agitation, the resident became frustrated and ran into a doorjamb causing him to suffer an eye enulceation.

R.W. for R.W. vs. Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County

The 80–year–old nursing home resident suffered a serious fall at the nursing home that resulted in a broken femur. The fracture required extensive surgery and eventually caused or contributed to his death. The lawsuit alleges that the nursing home failed to properly supervise the resident or prevent him from falling.

M.S. vs. P.R.

The defendant driver crossed into the oncoming lanes and collided with the plaintiff's vehicle. The defendant driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash and failed to maintain proper control over his vehicle. As a result of the car accident, the plaintiff suffered personal injuries, including a fractured foot bone and emotional trauma.

Winnebago County

A.A. for D.A. and A.A. vs. D.C.

The minor plaintiffs were visiting an apartment owned by the defendant landlords. A malfunctioning electrical outlet caught fire and the two children were seriously burned and injured in the fire. The defendant landlords failed to perform timely inspections to ensure that all electrical outlets were safe, not defective, and installed and maintained in accordance with the National Electrical Code. The defendant landlords also failed to use an electrical outlet suitable and safe for in–floor use. Dust and debris collected in the outlet and ultimately caused the fire.

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