Verdicts & Settlements
Romanucci & Blandin takes tremendous pride in the work we do for our clients, and to delivering justice for those who have been injured or lost loved ones due to negligence, error or behavior of another. Whether it is leveraging our litigation experience in the courtroom or advocating for justice in a mediation, we are committed to achieving meaningful verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Since our firm’s inception in 1998, we have secured more than $800 million in verdicts and settlements.
Listed below is a representation of the results obtained on our clients’ behalf:
A $50,000,000 settlement was awarded to the wife of a worker who died following a tragic workplace injury in the Chicago area in 2016. The settlement for this extremely complex case, which involved multiple Defendants represented by several different law firms, was mediated by the Honorable William E. Gomolinski of ADR Systems.
A record breaking $44.7 million dollar verdict was awarded to a young man who suffered life-threatening and permanent injuries following an off-duty Chicago police officer’s service weapon discharging into the back of his head.
An unprecedented $38.75 million settlement of a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago was reached for violating its rules and the due process rights of motorists in issuing and collecting on notices for red light camera and speed camera violations.
A family was awarded $30 million dollars in a settlement reached with Mark J. Holterman, MD. and a Major Chicago Area Teaching Hospital after their son was left permanently disabled and brain injured as a result of 25 experimental surgeries. This is the fourth largest medical malpractice suit for a minor in the state of Illinois, and is the largest settlement for a child born with esophageal atresia in Illinois.
A $27 million dollar settlement, the largest pre-trial settlement in a civil rights wrongful death case in U.S. history, was reached against the City of Minneapolis and the four officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd died May 25, 2020, face down in the street, handcuffed and compliant, having committed no violent crime and posing no threat to anyone.
In December 2013 the medical malpractice lawyers at Baizer Kolar P.C. won a $29.8 million dollar verdict in federal court in southern Illinois. The case involved a delayed delivery of a newborn resulting in cerebral palsy.
A Cook County jury awarded the parents of a ten-year-old boy with a tens of millions of dollars verdict in a medical negligence case arising out of the care and treatment the child received as an infant on May 29, 1999 at Advocate Christ Medical Center/Hope Children's Hospital, in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. The negligence resulted in the infant requiring amputation of his left leg through the knee. He also subsequently suffered a stroke with prolonged hypoxia, affecting his right arm and leg and leaving him with global developmental delays and cognitive deficits.
A jury found the City of Chicago and two Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers liable for the death of a 37-year-old mother of five following a horrific car accident in early December 2015 when a reportedly stolen vehicle collided with the family’s van during a high-speed chase with police on the city’s South Side.
A police car chase on the Eisenhower Expressway in 2001 leaves a bystander with quadriplegia. The police chase left the 53-year-old plaintiff, an avid horseman and mechanic, paralyzed from the waist down without the use of his legs and limited use of his arms.
Romanucci & Blandin and other law firms from around the country worked on the litigation’s Steering Committee to help secure an $800 million dollar victims’ settlement fund from hotel owner MGM in September of 2020, resolving over 4,000 claims arising from the largest mass shooting in American history at the Route 91 concert massacre in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. R&B represented 76 victims from 11 states and Canada, including those who were shot and killed; shot, trampled, and permanently injured; and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and related injuries and secured nearly $17 Million for its own clients.
A record-breaking settlement was secured on behalf of the family of a client whose doctors failed to diagnose her breast cancer in a timely manner, which ultimately led to her death at 37-years-old. The client, a young mother, was a high-risk breast cancer patient with a family history and a sister with breast cancer.
An $8 million dollar settlement was secured on behalf of our client who was born with a mild form of Hirschsprung’s disease, which affects the nerve cells in the large intestine and affects a baby’s ability to pass stool. Following a standard surgery shortly after birth to cure the disease, the child was able to function fairly normally until being treated by the defendant physician who performed an experimental bowel surgery--which failed, leading to complications when she was four-years-old.
As a result of an industrial accident, a 45–year–old boiler maker suffered crush injuries when an object fell on Plaintiff. His injuries included: A right orbital blow–out, multiple facial bone fractures, a thoracic burst fracture and multiple rib fractures.
A union plumber was assigned to a construction site where an add-on was being built at an existing industrial building. In January of 2011, the plaintiff was on the jobsite completing interior plumbing work when he was told by the general contractor to complete some work requiring him to go to the roof. When he got outside, he encountered a snow and ice covered TPO roof. Within minutes of stepping on the roof, our client slipped and fell, significantly injuring his back, resulting in a laminectomy and fusion, and ultimately ending his career.
A female construction worker suffered incomplete paraplegia when a more than five foot trench collapsed on to her body.
A self-employed roofing contractor, who was heading home on the Dan Ryan expressway, suffered multiple injuries, including leg, pelvis and rib fractures, lung contusions, ruptured spleen and a mild traumatic brain injury, when his vehicle was cut off by a CTA bus, and he struck another bus which was stalled in the middle lane.
A male carpenter sustained a traumatic brain injury, facial trauma and a torn rotator cuff among other injuries while working at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium when an improperly secured fish tank, weighing thousands of pounds, fell on him, pinning his head between the tank and a concrete wall. He needed two repair surgeries and subsequent rehabilitation and was unable to return to work. A construction company was found guilty of failing to provide proper protections to ensure the safety of the worker.
Freddie Wilson, a 34-year-old aspiring rap musician, was shot 18 times by three Chicago Police Department officers during a November 2007 traffic stop due to a broken headlight. Allegedly, the CPD officers used deadly force on Wilson when he posed no threat and was unarmed -- then engaged in a conspiracy to hide the fact that Wilson was unarmed by planting a gun at the scene.
A $4.25 million dollar settlement was reached for the parent of a 23-month-old who lost his life as a result of the negligent care provided by a hospital and physician who failed to properly diagnose and provide the proper treatment for the young child in October of 2011.
A Chicago Police Officer shot Flint Farmer, an unarmed 29-year-old, seven times - the last three shots were captured on squad car video, which showed Farmer laying on his side in the fetal position. Police had responded to an alleged domestic battery call when Farmer ran from the scene. Prior this incident, Officer Gildardo Sierra had been involved in three police-related shootings during 2011 but was still on the job.