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Illinois Personal Injury Case Results

Nothing speaks louder than successful case results when it comes to Illinois personal injury law. At the Fisk & Monteleone Law Firm, our 50 years of combined experience representing people like you have resulted in a record we are proud of. Check out these testimonials and see just how we could help you too.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.


Confidential; Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. recently achieved a $1,000,000 settlement with a family practice physician and local health care system in a failure to diagnose a lung cancer case.  The firm overcame significant defenses on standard of care and causation to provide a recovery for the family of the deceased patient.  

Confidential; A routine hip replacement surgery went wrong when the orthopedic surgeon operated and left his patient with unequal leg lengths.  The firm of Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. was able to secure a recovery of $500,000 for the patient.  

Confidential; When patients were improperly given a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis by a local neurologist, the office of Fisk & Monteleone, Ltd. stepped in to secure a recovery of $1.2 Million for the patients.  Most had received unnecessary medical injections, but the long-term effects and complications of those medications are not well established.  

Plaintiff v. Sherman Hospital; after a two-week jury trial, a Kane County jury entered an award of approximately $400,000.00 for a patient’s lacerated bladder that was repaired with no permanent injury.

Plaintiff v. Loyola University of Chicago; after a three-week jury trial, a judgment of million for the wrongful death of plaintiff’s decedent.

Plaintiff v. Great Lakes HMO; after seven years of litigation, and the commencement of trial, defendants settled for sums totaling $6.3 million for birth injuries resulting in cerebral palsy.

Plaintiff v. Sacksteder; in Rockford, Illinois, the jury awarded $460,000.00 for improper surgery on a terminally ill lung cancer patient.

Confidential; $8 million dollar settlement for birth injuries in a Winnebago County Case.

Plaintiff v. Sherman; $867,000.00 for failure to timely diagnose appendicitis in a Kane County Case.

Plaintiff v. SwedishAmerican; a $1,367,500.00 verdict for a retained laparotomy pad left in a woman’s abdomen after a C-Section operation in Winnebago County.

Plaintiff v. Antonacci; an $820,000.00 verdict for negligent nerve injury during surgery for carpal tunnel release of plaintiff’s right hand in Winnebago County.

Confidential; $450,000.00 for a wrist fracture due to a patient fall at a hospital.


Clark v. Han, 272 Ill.App.3d 981, 651 N.E.2d 549, 209 Ill. Dec. 371 (1st Dist.), app. denied, 163 Ill.2d 550, 657 N.E.2d 617, 212 Ill. Dec. 416 (1995); This case established precedent regarding the applicable statute of limitations for individuals whose injuries from negligence/malpractice resulted in permanent “disability”, and determined that for such individuals the statute of limitations would never commence and therefore never expire.

Hinterlong v. Dreyer HMO, 308 Ill.App.3d 441, 860 N.E.2d 315, 241 Ill. Dec. 860 (2nd Dist. 1999); This case helped defeat the so-called ERISA pre-emption defense for Illinois Health Maintenance Organizations, allowing injured patients to proceed with medical negligence/malpractice claims against such entities.

Happel v. Wal-Mart, 316 Ill.App.3d 621, 737 N.E.2d 650, 250 Ill. Dec. 28 (2nd Dist. 2000); app. allowed, 2001 WL 282781 (Ill. March 15, 2001); this case helped establish that Illinois pharmacists owe a duty of reasonable care to their patients.

Dewey v. Rochelle Community Hospital, 272 Ill.App.3d 742, 651 N.E.2d 643, 209 Ill. Dec. 465 (2nd Dist. 1995); this case established the applicable statute of limitations for a Family Expense Act claim under Illinois law.

Plaintiff v. Sherman Health Systems, 951 N.E.2d 1131, 232 Ill.2d 597 (Ill. 2011); The Illinois Supreme Court affirmed a plaintiff’s verdict in a failure to diagnose appendicitis case and recognized a cause of action for a hospital’s failure to assure adequate communication between its staff physicians.