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Featured Cases

Over the years that Mr. Morrissey has been serving the needs of his clients, he has helped them through many notable cases. Some of the more prominent claims that have come through Morrissey Legal Group, LLC include:

$25 Million

$25M verdict on behalf of a baby who sustained brain injuries resulting in cerebral palsy due to the failure of defendant to perform a timely c-section. (IL Cook County)

$11 Million

$11M recovery on behalf of a baby who sustained brain injuries resulting in cerebral palsy due to the failure of defendant to perform a timely c-section. (IL Cook-Law)

$10.9 Million

$10.9M recovery for a child born with cerebral palsy and other cognitive and developmental complications due to failure to adequately monitor heart rate and oxygen to his brain during water birth. (IL Cook-Law)

$10.2 Million

$10.2M recovery for patient for failure to diagnose a heart condition that resulted in the patient suffering a major embolic stroke. (IL Cook-Law)

$10M Jury Verdict — No Pretrial Offer for Misdiagnosis

A 34-year-old man went to the Emergency Room at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora with severe pain in his left arm, a fever and chills. The patient was incorrectly diagnosed with a superficial skin infection when he had a limb-threatening, flesh-eating infection. The patient was admitted for monitoring and given antibiotics. Overnight, the infection progressed up his arm until the Rush-Copley doctors finally took him to surgery. The delay in treatment resulted in the patient’s arm being amputated below the shoulder. Cook County jury awarded over $10 million in damages, including interest in October 2023.

$10 Million

$10M verdict for 35-year-old man who went to Rush-Copley’s Emergency Room and was misdiagnosed with a superficial skin infection when he had a limb-threatening, flesh-eating infection. Patient’s arm amputated below the shoulder because of the delay. Read more

$9.4 Million

$9.4M verdict for a woman who suffered an oxygen-deprived brain injury following gastric bypass surgery. Kathryn Parker, disabled v Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, Dr. Allen Mikhail, Rosen Medical Group LLC, d/b/a Lifeweigh Bariatrics 11C-7676 (U.S. District Ct. for the N.D.Ill.)

$9.4 Million Settlement For Birth Injury Case

$9.4M recovery for a child born with severe brain injuries and cerebral palsy due to failure of defendant to address fetal distress on the fetal heart tracings during delivery.

https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/9-4m-deal-ends-birth-injury-case-20190621

$7.5 Million

$7.5M recovery on behalf of a baby who sustained brain injuries resulting in cerebral palsy due to the failure of defendant to perform a timely c-section. (IL Cook-Law)

$7 Million

$7M recovery for an ironworker who suffered a severe foot and ankle injury on the jobsite. (IL Cook-Law)

$6 Million

$6M recovery for a girl who suffered paralysis in her legs after a severe asthma attack. (IL Cook-Law)

$5 Million Settlement for Brain Injury From Gastric Bypass Surgery

We were lead counsel representing the guardian of a 47-year-old woman who developed extensive bleeding and clotting and digestive tract trauma following gastric bypass surgery. One of the two original surgeons removed the blood clots in a follow-up procedure. When problems reappeared, a second follow-up procedure was needed, and the patient remained in intensive care for four weeks — after which she suffered acute kidney dysfunction, hyperkalemia and cardiac arrest. The result was a brain injury and significant weakness in both legs that rendered her wheelchair-bound. After the deposition of our experts in the case, the hospital agreed to a $5 million settlement approved by Cook County Court, although the case against the surgeons is still pending.

$5 Million

  1. v. Advocate Health, et al.