Press Releases

The following are press releases from Levin & Perconti.

July 18, 2017

Trendel V Clare Oaks Assisi Healthcare Center

Susan Levin Novosad, Margaret Battersby Black and Daniel Goldfaden received a jury verdict of $4.1 million on behalf of an 85-year-old woman injured in a nursing home when her medications were mismanaged. The verdict is record breaking as the highest Illinois Nursing Home Care Act verdict since 2006, when our firm obtained a $2.9 million dollar Nursing Home Care Act verdict. Continue reading...

March 9, 2017

Mendez for Mendez V Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Constanta Alexandreanu, Dr. Hasmukh Patel, Sinai Medical Group and Rosalind Franklin University

Yesterday, the Honorable James Flannery approved a $3.6 million medical malpractice settlement obtained by attorneys Steven M. Levin, Margaret P. Battersby Black and Jaime A. Koziol of Levin and Perconti for Jeanette Mendez, as Administrator of the Estate of Alberto Mendez. Continue reading...

March 2, 2017

$875,000 settlement for the family of a Hispanic man who choked to death at a nursing home

Attorneys John Perconti, Margaret Battersby Black, and Daisy Ayllón* of the Illinois personal injury law firm Levin & Perconti obtained a $875,000 settlement on behalf of the family of a Hispanic man. Continue reading...

February 2, 2017

Maloney V Community Physical Therapy & Associates, Ltd.

Michael F. Bonamarte and Cari F. Silverman of Levin and Perconti represented the widow, Donna Maloney. Continue reading...

November 2, 2016

Our very own, Jaime Koziol Delaney has been named as one of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's "40 Under Forty"

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 & their commitment to their community. Jaime is the sixth attorney from Levin & Perconti to receive this recognition in the past seven years. continue reading...

August 31, 2016

Marvet M. Sweis Drnovsek of Levin & Perconti recently authored an article featured in the Decalogue Tablets, "Building a Bridge with our Ladies of Justice"

Marvet M. Sweis Drnovsek, an associate attorney at Levin & Perconti, recently authored an article featured in the Decalogue Tablets entitled, “Building a Bridge with our Ladies of Justice,” following an event she co-hosted that caught the attention of one of Chicago’s premiere legal publications, Chicago Lawyers Magazine. continue reading...

August 16, 2016

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Steve Levin and John Perconti Honored by The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Steven M. Levin and John J. Perconti of the Chicago personal injury firm of Levin & Perconti were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Perconti was also honored for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs. continue reading...

June 24, 2016

D.D. v. Chicago Psychiatric Hospital and Clean Source, Inc.

$3.5 million settlement against a hospital and a third party cleaning company for our client who suffered severe skin and esophageal chemical burns as a result of the negligent supervision of a hazardous chemical being used to strip the floors of the psychiatric unit. continue reading...

December 10, 2015

Levin & Perconti Reach $3 Million Settlement with Advocate Christ Hospital and 2 Physicians

Our attorneys secured a $3 million medical malpractice and wrongful death settlement in a lawsuit with Advocate Christ Hospital and 2 physicians, for the surviving family of a 52-year-old woman. continue reading...

November 23, 2015

$1.169 Million Verdict Awarded to Medical Negligence Victim

A Cook County jury awarded a $1,169,000 verdict in a medical negligence lawsuit against a doctor. The defendant failed to adequately monitor and respond to our client's abnormal INR levels and order Coumadin to prevent a stroke. Attorneys Jaime Koziol, and Michael Shanahan represented the family. continue reading...

November 18, 2015

Partner Susan L. Novosad Honored as a Top Women Lawyer in Leadership

Susan L. Novosad was selected as a Top Women Lawyer in Leadership by the Women's Bar Association of Illinois for 2015.continue reading...

November 2, 2015

Attorney Marvet M. Sweis Drnovsek Receives "40 Under Forty" Honors

Marvet M. Sweis Drnovsek has been named to this year's list of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's "40 Illinois attorneys under forty to watch" continue reading...

To View Marvet's 40 Under Forty profile, click here.  

October 22, 2015

John Perconti, Mike Bonamarte and Margaret Battersby Black Receive 2015 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards

Attorneys John J. Perconti, Michael F. Bonamarte and Margaret P. Battersby Black received awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence at the 2015 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards Ceremony. continue reading...

October 21, 2015

L&P Obtains $4.29 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

Attorney John J. Perconti obtained a $4.29 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit with MetroSouth Medical Center and five physicians. continue reading...

April 20, 2015

Family Files Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Against Symphony of Crestwood

The family of a former Chicago woman filed a wrongful death suit against Symphony of Crestwood, alleging that the nursing home 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. Read more...

March 2, 2015

Negligence Lawsuit Filed Against Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center in Chicago

The sister of a former Chicago man filed a group home negligence lawsuit against the Anixter Center, one of Chicago’s largest providers of services to people with disabilities, resulting from an incident at its community integrated living arrangement (CILA) group home in Chicago. The suit alleges that the victim's choking death was the result of negligence on the part of the Anixter Center caregivers. To read more, click here.

November 19, 2014

L&P Obtains Record Illinois Jones Act Recovery for Injured Boat Worker
John Perconti, Michael Bonamarte and Margaret Battersby Black obtained a $7.5 million Jones Act settlement for a client who was seriously injured in an Alton, Ill. boat explosion. This was the largest settlement ever recorded in a Jones Act lawsuit in Illinois. read more...

September 10, 2014

Two L&P Attorneys Promoted to Partner
Levin & Perconti is proud to announce the promotion of associate attorney Margaret Battersby Black to partner. read more

May 12, 2014

$1.8 Million Verdict Awarded to Medical Malpractice Victim

A Cook County jury awarded a $1.8 million medical malpractice verdict in a lawsuit against a Chicago-area surgeon. The defendant negligently removed our client's only remaining testicle during hernia repair surgery in 2007. continue reading...

April 4, 2014

Michael Bonamarte Named Partner
The Chicago personal injury law firm of Levin & Perconti is proud to announce the promotion of associate attorney Michael F. Bonamarte IV to partner. continue reading...

January 14, 2014

Levin & Perconti attorneys chosen among this year's Illinois Super Lawyers read more...

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November 25, 2013

Levin & Perconti Reach $6M Settlement with Rush University Hospital

Our attorneys secured a $6 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago for the surviving family of a former Chicago woman read more...

November 1, 2013
Levin & Perconti has been named a Tier 1 firm in Chicago for Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2014. read more

September 23, 2013

Attorneys Susan Novosad Obtain $2.4 Million Jury Verdict in Chicago Gold Coast Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit
A Cook County jury awarded a $2.4 million verdict to Stephen Dewart, a young man who suffered multiple injuries when a Chicago Streets and Sanitation worker struck him and three other people at the corner of Rush and Cedar streets on May 21, 2011. read more

August 15, 2013

Steve Levin and John Perconti selected for inclusion among The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the area of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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May 6, 2013

Matteson Bed Sore Lawsuit Filed Against Applewood Rehabilitation

Our attorneys filed a nursing home negligence suit involving an 81-year-old resident who died after suffering infected pressure ulcers and dehydration at the defendant nursing home Continue reading... 

April 29, 2013

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Against Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville

Today attorney Steve Levin filed a lawsuit in Morgan County on behalf of the family of a 39-year-old woman who died as a result of diagnostic errors. Continue reading...

April 15, 2013

$4 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement with University of Chicago

Our lawyers announced today that they have settled a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a young woman who died while a patient at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Continue reading...

March 21, 2013

$842,000 Verdict for 87-Year-Old Kenwood Resident

Yesterday, our attorneys obtained a Cook County jury verdict in a case involving an older woman who fell at a Woodlawn nursing home and suffered a hip more

March 7, 2013

L&P Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Mt. Sinai in Chicago

The family of a 26-year-old man who died during surgery has filed a wrongful death suit against a Chicago hospital...continue reading...

March 2, 2013

Joliet Nursing Home Lawyers File Suit Against Hillcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation

Our firm filed a bed sore lawsuit on behalf of a 49-year-old who suffered serious injuries as a result of negligence at the facility. Continue reading...

January 11, 2013

10 Levin & Perconti Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers 2013

Ten Chicago medical malpractice lawyers from our firm have been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers-Rising Stars 2013. Read more...

January 9, 2013

Family Settles Bed Sore Lawsuit with Evergreen Park Nursing Home for $575,000

Chicago attorneys Steven Levin, Margaret Battersby Black and Cari Silverman settled a nursing home pressure sore lawsuit against Evergreen Healthcare Center in Evergreen Park. Read more about the Evergreen Healthcare Center lawsuit...

November 5, 2012

L&P Lawyers Secure Verdicts for Elderly Clients in Two Separate Trials

Last week, our lawyers successfully obtained notable verdicts for elderly clients in two wrongful death trials in Cook County courts.  continue reading...

October 18, 2012

Levin and Bonamarte Receive Trial Lawyer Excellence Awards

Attorneys Steven M. Levin and Michael F. Bonamarte both received an award for Trial Lawyer Excellence at the 2012 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards Ceremony.continue reading

September 6, 2012

Steve Levin & John Perconti Named Among The Best Lawyers in America ® 2013

Chicago attorneys Steve Levin and John Perconti were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America continue reading... 

August 22, 2012

Family Hires Firm to Investigate Heat-Related Death at Concord Place in Northlake

The daughter of a former resident of Concord Place Retirement & Assisted Living Community in Northlake retained our firm to investigate her father’s heat-related death at the facility. To read more follow this link.

March 23, 2012

Family Files Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Silver Cross Hospital

The family of a 23-year-old man who committed suicide while a patient of the psychiatric unit of Silver Cross Hospital filed a complaint today in the Circuit Court of Will County.  read more...

March 20, 2012

L&P File Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Against Joliet Nursing Home

Steven M. Levin has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a 47-year-old nursing home resident who was burned by another resident while living at Hillcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Joliet. continue reading...

March 8, 2012

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Oak Park Nursing Home

Our Chicago nursing home lawyers filed a complaint against Oak Park Healthcare Center for the family of Anibal Calderon.  Anibal died after suffering a fatal brain injury in an altercation with another resident. continue reading...

March 1, 2012

Levin & Perconti to Investigate Center Home for Hispanic Elderly

Levin & Perconti was hired by Mary Beltran of Chicago to investigate her mother's recent death.  Her mother, Ester Colon, was a resident of the Center Home for Hispanic Elderly in Humboldt Park. continue reading...

February 20, 2012

Levin & Perconti Retained By Anibal Calderon's Family

Our Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers were hired to investigate the death of 80-year-old Anibal Calderon who was beaten to death while under the care of Oak Park Healthcare.  continue reading...

Further coverage on our Illinois Nursing Home Abuse blog.

January 9, 2012

Levin & Perconti Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Eight of our Chicago injury attorneys were chosen for inclusion in the Super Lawyers 2012 and Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2012 lists.  continue reading...

December 16, 2011

Our Chicago personal injury lawyers were pleased to learn that our Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog was named Top Tort Blog of 2011 by LexisNexis! continue reading...

December 6, 2011

Chicago medical malpractice attorney Steven Levin settled a medical malpractice lawsuit for $3 million for a client who is paralyzed from the waist down due to a surgical error by a Chicago area neurosurgeon. continue reading...

September 30, 2011

Chicago personal injury attorney Margaret Battersby Black has been named as one of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's 2011 "40 Under Forty" continue reading...

September 27, 2011

Levin & Perconti Settles Two Nursing Home Pressure Sore Lawsuits with ManorCare South Holland for $1.75 Million Total 
Chicago nursing home neglect attorneys Steve Levin and Margaret Battersby settled two significant nursing home negligence settlements with ManorCare Health Services - South Holland. The first settlement for $1 million was approved earlier this month and the second was settled last week for $750,000  continue reading...

September 13, 2011

$975,000 Settlement in Chicago Porch Fall Accident Lawsuit
Yesterday, a judge approved a $975,000 wrongful death settlement for the family of a young man who fell from a porch railing and later died from his injuries.  Chicago injury lawyers Steven Levin and Michael Bonamarte represented the family in the case.  continue reading...

July 13, 2011

Levin & Perconti Settle Nursing Home Negligence Case Against ManorCare at Palos Heights East for $500,000

Today in the Circuit Court of Cook County, a settlement was approved for $500,000 in a pressure sore lawsuit.  Chicago nursing home lawyer Michael Bonamarte represented our client in the case against Manorcare at Palos Heights East. continue reading... 

June 6, 2011

Levin & Perconti File Suit on Behalf of Man Run Down by Intoxicated City Worker- 27-year-old seriously injured in Gold Coast pedestrian accident

Chicago accident lawyers Steven M. Levin and Susan L. Novosad filed a lawsuit on behalf of an injured victim and his wife for the injuries he sustained in a recent Chicago pedestrian accident. continue reading... 

February 21, 2011

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Speaks Out Against Health Care Reform Bill

Chicago medical malpractice attorney  Steven Levin asks citizens to stand up againsts H.R. 5 continue reading...

December 3, 2010

Levin & Perconti Settles Premises Liability Case for $300,000

Chicago injury attorney Michael F. Bonamarte reached a $300,000 premises liability settlement in Lake County for our 91-year-old client who fell in a hole in a parking lot, suffering a broken hip that required surgery to repair.continue reading...

November 24, 2010

Levin & Perconti Reaches $6.5 Million Birth Injury Settlement with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Chicago birth injury attorney John Perconti and associate Patricia Gifford announced a $6.5 million birth injury settlement with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for a young girl who suffered a brain injury during birth which resulted in debilitating cerebral palsy with mild to moderate mental retardation.  Her brain injury occurred when physicians at the hospital failed to timely perform a Cesarean section. continue reading...

November 18, 2010

UIC Board Approves $16.2 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement
Part of $17.7 Million Settlement for Police Officer Who Suffered Devastating Brain Injury

A $17.7 million settlement was reached for a former Stone Park police officer who suffered a brain injury at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center (UIC) due to medical negligence. The University Of Illinois Board Of Trustees approved the Hospital’s portion of the settlement - $16.2 million – today, and it will be sent to the Circuit Court of Cook County for final approval in the Law Division.  A defendant nursing agency will pay an additional $1.5 million to the victim, who was represented by Chicago injury lawyers Steven M. Levin and Margaret P. Battersby of Levin & Perconti.continue reading...

November 16, 2010

Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Filed Against ManorCare at Elk Grove Village

Chicago nursing home attorneys Steven M. Levin and Margaret P. Battersby of Levin & Perconti filed a lawsuit against ManorCare Health Services – Elk Grove Village in the Circuit Court of Cook County today on behalf of a resident who suffered a broken tibia and fibula when she fell after a nursing home worker failed to properly assist her with transferring. continue reading...

October 29, 2010

$6.5 Million Settlement in Huntley, IL Trucking Accident Lawsuit
Record Kane County Wrongful Death Settlement

A trucking accident and wrongful death settlement was approved today in the Circuit Court of Kane County in a  lawsuit brought by the family of Tabitha Carroll, 32, formerly of East Dubuque, IL. Tabitha died on October 31, 2008 when a tractor-trailer owned by Geils Farms and driven by Jeffrey Repec of Spring Garden rear-ended the pick-up truck that Tabitha was riding in with her husband, Randolph “Randy” Carroll, and 3-year-old son, Gabriel. continue reading...

September 21, 2010

Michael Bonamarte Awarded "40 Under Forty" Honors

Michael F. Bonamarte IV, a Chicago injury lawyer at Levin & Perconti, has been named as one of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Illinois attorneys under 40 to watch.”  continue reading...

September 2, 2010

Nursing Home Lawsuit Filed in Cook County against ManorCare Health Services-Hinsdale

Steven M. Levin and Scott J. Richard filed a nursing home neglect lawsuit against ManorCare Health Services - Hinsdale on behalf of the family of a 74-year-old woman who died of acute renal failure caused by dehydration less than a month after being admitted to the home’s special dementia unit. continue reading...

January 14, 2010  

Family Files Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Against Renaissance at 87th

Chicago personal injury lawyers Steven M. Levin and Margaret P. Battersby of Levin & Perconti filed a complaint against the Renaissance at 87th Nursing Home in Chicago.  The complaint was filed on behalf of the daughter of a 92-year-old resident who died as a result of the nursing home’s failure to properly care for her gastric tube. continue reading . . .