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 $750 million in verdicts and settlements.
Listed below is a representation of the results obtained on our clients’ behalf:
The medical malpractice lawyers at Baizer Kolar P.C. won an $18.6 million verdict for a boy who developed cerebral palsy as a result of a doctor failing to perform a timely cesarean section despite signs the infant was in distress during delivery.
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.
In December 2014 the medical malpractice lawyers at Baizer Kolar P.C. settled a birth injury case for $26.4 million. The case involved a delayed delivery of a newborn resulting in cerebral palsy.
The auto accident lawyers at Baizer Kolar P.C. won an $11 million federal court jury verdict for a teenager who was killed in a truck crash. That is the largest wrongful death verdict for a teenager ever in Illinois.
The personal injury lawyers at Baizer Kolar P.C. secured a $19.4 million settlement in a medical malpractice case involving a surgical error made by a doctor. As the result of this negligence, the victim suffered from a permanent brain injury.
The auto accident lawyers at Baizer Kolar P.C. won a $17 million jury verdict for a woman in Illinois who was injured after being hit by a car.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Baizer Kolar P.C. in Chicago won an $11.25 million settlement for a child who suffered cerebral palsy after a delay in delivery as a result of medical malpractice and a hospital error.
The accident lawyers at Baizer Kolar P.C. secured a $17.3 million settlement for a woman who suffered a debilitating brain injury as a result of being hit by a bus while crossing the street.
In May 2018, Joe Kolar, Bob Baizer and David Neiman obtained a $25 million verdict in a medical negligence trial in Chicago.
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.
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.