Rehab Nursing Fall Causes Fatal Head Injury

The Incident A 74-years old woman with a long history of rheumatoid arthritis and partial dementia was admitted to a Chicago area nursing facility for rehabilitation care. She had deconditioned during a recent hospital stay to treat sickness and dehydration. She had mobility limitations. Staff apparently failed to adjust their treatment when she developed [...]

2020-05-08T14:50:44+00:00Record of Results|

Heel Fracture at Work Ends Career

The Incident A 42-year-old School Maintenance Engineer fell from a ladder, and landed on his heel. This fractured the heel-end of his tibia. The injury developed into a severe pain condition that prevented him from returning to work. This was after several years of attempted medical treatment. The Result - $450,000 settlement for future [...]

2020-05-08T14:49:01+00:00Record of Results|

Dwyer & Coogan Client Story Featured

SARAH CRAYTON STORY FEATURED IN SUN-TIMES The July 21, 2019 Sunday Edition of the Chicago Sun-Times featured a report by Staff Reporter Stephanie Zimmerman.  The Page 6 article, "From Routine to Tragic," reported on the death of Sarah Crayton in 2014. Sarah's daughter, Shamona Nichols, hired the attorneys of Dwyer & Coogan to investigate her mother's [...]

Heart Procedure Leads to Death

The Incident A 61-year-old woman with lung and heart problems went to University of Chicago Medical Center in 2014 for her increasing shortness of breath. The doctor did a catheter procedure to measure pressures in her heart and caused damage to the access artery in the groin. After an attempt to fix the artery [...]