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Illinois, Peru, Winters Enright Salzetta & O'brien, L.l.c.

Illinois, Peru, Winters Enright Salzetta & O'brien, L.l.c.

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The law firm of Winters Enright Salzetta & O'Brien, L.L.C. in Chicago, Illinois represents clients in a wide range of personal injury matters, as well as in complex medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits. Other attorneys refer their clients to us because of our meticulous attention to detail and the thorough preparation that goes into every one of our clients' cases. We understand that clients come to us at a very stressful, emotional and physically painful time in their lives and we seek to ease those feelings in our clients by taking the time to carefully explain each step of the legal process and convey what to expect at every phase of litigation. In addition to our personal injury practice, Winters Enright Salzetta & O'Brien also represents individuals with probate and real estate matters, as well as small to mid-sized businesses in matters of commercial litigation, applying the same standard of thorough preparation and attentiveness to our clients' needs with respect to these cases. At Winters Enright Salzetta & O'Brien, our attorneys have a successful track record of verdicts and settlements in the following types of cases:. Car, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents. Construction Accidents. Brain Injuries. Medical Malpractice. Birth Injuries. Products Liability. Wrongful Death. Business & Commercial Litigation. When preparing cases for trial, our attorneys rely on our extensive network of qualified experts to help establish, prepare and present evidence. We also rely heavily on the latest technologies to create impressive presentations to juries, as well as to stay in close contact with our clients. Accessibility and the ability to communicate effectively are two of the most important attributes of a good personal injury attorney, and because we are a smaller firm, we are able to offer both consistently. At Winters Enright Salzetta & O'Brien, it our job is to obtain the best possible settlement or verdict for our injured clients. We do not collect a fee in personal injury cases unless we are able to recover damages in your case. To schedule a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer at our Chicago office, contact us today. Winters Enright Salzetta & O'Brien represents injured clients and businesses throughout Chicagoland, the Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Will, McHenry, and Kankakee, and regularly represents injured clients nationwide. Notable Cases:. $35,835,684.00 (2006). Jury verdict (reduced to $26,875,000.00 for 25% contributory negligence) in favor of a 51 year old mother of two who sustained severe brain stem injury causing quadriplegia and cranial nerve injuries when she was broadsided by a Cook County Sheriff's Police officer traveling through a red light at approximately 70 miles per hour while en route to a low-priority unwanted subject' call as an un-requested backup unit. The plaintiff was required to prove, and the jury found, that the officer's conduct was willful and wanton. Defendants claimed that the officer was on an emergency call and was justified in her actions going through the intersection. Plaintiff's attorney Paul Salzetta was able to exclude evidence of alcohol due to unreliable testing and a showing that the client was not impaired and that alcohol played no part in the collision. This is one of the largest jury verdicts ever obtained against Cook County or any municipality in the state of Illinois . $2,750,000.00 (2005). Settlement in a personal injury case on behalf of a 29 year old woman whose child was stillborn when a nurse failed to appropriately read the fetal monitor and summon a doctor's assistance when the monitor indicated that the baby was in distress. As a result of the nurse's negligence, the baby died in the mother's abdomen before being delivered. This is one of the largest settlements for this type of injury (pre-natal death) recorded in Cook County . $1,083,000.00 (2005). Settlement in a motor vehicle collision case on behalf of a 47 year old woman truck driver who suffered a head injury when she was rear-ended by the defendant on the interstate. Following several months of non-specific complaints, the Plaintiff developed seizures. Subsequent evaluations by a neurologist and neurosurgeon identified that she was suffering from post-traumatic induced epilepsy. The Plaintiff is now on permanent medications and has had to undergo several procedures to implant an anti-seizure medical device. $833,000.00 (2005). Jury verdict in a defamation case in favor of a high school coach defamed by the parent of one of the players on his team. $375,000.00 (2005). Settlement in a medical malpractice action on behalf of a 45 year old woman in whom a sponge was left after she was admitted to the hospital 34 weeks pregnant. An emergency c-section was performed as her labor was induced and she failed to progress. At the conclusion of the operation, the doctors realized they did not do a sponge count but counted the wrappers and determined that all sponges were accounted for. The next day, after complaints of abdominal pains, the doctors did a CT scan, which revealed the presence of a sponge in her uterus. The Plaintiff then underwent laparoscopic surgery for removal of the sponge and suffered further complications and discomfort requiring an additional surgery. $950,000.00 (2004). Settlement in medical malpractice action on behalf of a 58 year old woman married with 5 adult children who died several days after an emergency hospitalization for shortness of breath and fainting,. Autopsy revealed that she had suffered a bilateral saddle embolism, which is a blood clot in the arterial blood flow btw the heart and lungs. The plaintiff claimed that the emergency room physician and treating internal medicine physicians failed to identify signs and symptoms indicative of a pulmonary embolism known to cause immediate death if not treated. With adequate treatment and certain anti-coagulative therapy, the plaintiff's decedent's chances of survival would have been greatly increased. $3,000,000.00 (2003). Recovery for a young woman whose right elbow was injured in an automobile collision. Her vehicle was struck at an intersection by an offender fleeing police during a pursuit. The recovery against the police authority was grounded on willful and wonton conduct for the manner in which it conducted the police pursuit, which endangered public safety. $875,000.00 (2003). Wrongful Death recovery to family (parents and two brothers) of 22 year old young man who turned left at the end of a green arrow light control and was struck by a truck entering the controlled intersection on a red light. An accident reconstruction expert established that though the deceased was turning left, the defendant-trucker's light had just turned red and he did not slow down or stop. $400,000.00 (2002). Recover for a medical negligence injury to a retired gentleman who was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for lumbar surgery. The anesthesiologist carelessly performed placement of the endotracheal tube causing partial damage to one of his cords and temporary induced coma necessitating several months of rehabilitation. $1,000,000.00 (2001). On behalf of the wife of a young man killed instantly when his vehicle ran off the road on I-88. Motorists reported seeing a blue plastic crate ahead of the deceased causing him to veer off the road and hit a light pole. Investigation revealed the identities of the manufacturer of the crate as well as the transporter. Witness testimony and reconstruction of the evidence established that the crate carrier was on the same road shortly before the occurrence and likely dropped a crate from its load onto the roadway leading to the crash. $800,000.00 (2001). Recovery on behalf of a trucker rear-ended at the O'Hare Toll-way Oasis. The impact damaged his left knee and he suffered chronic lumbar muscle damage. $1,500,000.00 (2000). Recovery from general contractor for 49 year old steel construction worker who fell from an unsecured ladder injuring his right ankle prohibiting him from engaging in his trade. The general contractor claimed it lacked notice of the condition but investigation and discovery established that the defendant had enough knowledge of the work site so that it should have been known of the dangerous condition. $1,300,000.00 (2000). On behalf of an electrician who fell 40 feet from an elevated platform suffering multiple fractures to both legs. The general contractor contended that the plaintiff was responsible for his own injuries in failing to secure his safety harness. Despite having no recall of the fall and no eyewitnesses, we were able to reconstruct events to show that the plaintiff was likely transitioning between tie-offs requiring him to detach his harness at the moment he fell. $5,000,000.00 (1999). Recovery for 22 year old who was broad-sided by a CTA bus as he was exiting a Jewel Supermarket parking lot. Plaintiff suffered brain damage, causing spastic quadriplegia and cognitive deficits requiring life long care. Despite the defendant's contentions that the plaintiff pulled out in front of the bus from a private drive, reconstruction evidence showed that our client was not entirely at fault. $172,000.00 (1999). Federal jury verdict against Firestone on behalf of a man who injured 3 fingers while attempting to reinstall a wheel that had fallen off his vehicle while driving. Expert metallurgical analysis proved that mechanics at a Firestone Auto Service Center failed to tighten all the lug nuts on the wheel following new tire installation. $900,000.00 (1998). Recovery for a woman who suffered damage to her esophagus due to medical negligence caused by physicians performing sclerol therapy. Long-term endotracheal tube caused scarring, and a hoarse voice. $3,250,000.00 (1998). Commercial Litigation settlement on behalf of a seller of a business against the buyer who reneged on the purchase price alleging seller fraud. Document investigation and discovery, including Business Valuation experts established that the seller sold valuable goods and inventory and that the purchaser was attempting to raid the business and force the seller to accept a lower offer. $900,000.00 (1997). Settlement against car wheel manufacturer Budd Company on behalf of the family of a 17 year old boy killed at an automobile service station by a tire that exploded while he was inflating it following a repair. In a lawsuit against Budd Company, and tire manufacturer Uniroyal/Goodrich Tire Company, Mr. Salzetta established that the wheel company began manufacturing and selling wheels one-half inch greater in diameter, 16.5 inches rather than previously marketed 16.0-inch wheels to the same market consumers but without adequate notice or information. The inadvertent use of the larger tire caused the tire to explode upon its inflation. In a subsequent trial against the tire manufacturer only, the jury found against the defendant. Although the verdict did not exceed the original settlement it was only one of several favorable verdicts ever reached nationwide in a wheel/tire mismatch trial against the tire manufacturer only. $4,600,000.00 (1995). Co-chair trial counsel in jury verdict against an automobile service center on behalf of a young man severely burned in a single vehicle collision in which his vehicle erupted into flames. Trial evidence showed that the defendant performed careless fuel line repairs causing the fuel line to leak after the impact resulting in the fire. $108,000.00 (1991). Jury verdict obtained in a female sexual discrimination trial against trucking giant Yellow Freight Systems for failure to hire a woman trucker. Yellow Freight appealed the verdict to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and again to the United States Supreme Court. All Courts affirmed the plaintiff's verdict.

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