To suffer egregious injury and loss as a result of someone else’s negligence can make you feel helpless. With us representing you, however, you are anything but. When bad things happen to good people, Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona is there to make it right.

We have won millions of dollars for our clients, helping them to carry on from some of life’s most painful incidents. We pride ourselves on our relentlessness in the pursuit of just compensation for those clients who have suffered injury as the result of medical malpractice, car accidents, trucking accidents, nursing home neglect, product defects, construction injuries, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents and so many more. In fact, we have handled every type of personal injury case, far beyond vehicular accidents–and our firm has a uniquely comprehensive understanding of the medical issues and medical injuries that attend them.

Our skill in navigating the intricacies of injury cases ranks elite in the United States, and we have the top-shelf bona fides to prove it: two of our name partners–Tom Gardiner and John Wrona–hold the honor of being named a Million Dollar Advocate This honor goes only to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience, and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement in the amount of $1 million or more. John and Tom have achieved membership many times over.

If you’ve been injured, we invite you to review the case summaries here–as well as the Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona blog, where we offer a look at our most recent settlements. As you see, there is hope for a just conclusion. Contact Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona for a free case consultation.

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Since our establishment in 1992, Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona has brought a sophisticated, well-knit mosaic of expertise to bear in several practice areas. We are aggressive, ethical advisers who get things done.

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Explore our focus areas within our personal injury practice.

WRONGFUL DEATH

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

 VEHICULAR INJURY

CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURIES & PREMISES LIABILITY

NURSING HOME LITIGATION

PRODUCT LIABILITY

BIRTH INJURIES

WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS

OTHER PERSONAL INJURIES

WRONGFUL DEATH

When good people pass away as a result of negligence, the repercussions stretch into the deepest corners of the lives of the families they leave behind. Illinois law allows for compensation to these families, with the intended effect of easing recovery.

These claims are divided into two categories: survival claims and wrongful death claims. A survival claim compensates the deceased person for the pain and suffering he or she experienced before death. A wrongful death claim compensates the deceased person’s family members for the loss of financial support and security caused by the death. Our firm handles both survival and wrongful death cases, and we have a proven track record across a wide scope of the situations in which these tragedies may occur.

Here are just some of the cases that we have resolved for our clients:

• We settled a wrongful death case (involving negligent pre- and postoperative care) against a Chicago hospital. The patient had been undergoing an amputation at the hospital at the time of the wrongful death. The settlement was $550,000.

• We settled a wrongful death case involving trucking negligence for $450,000. The case involved the wrongful death of a 24-year-old in Kane County.

• We settled a wrongful death case involving the death of a home health worker in a house fire for $400,000.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

When a physician or other medical care provider fails to satisfy the standard of care for similar medical professionals, the result can cause enormous suffering. We can help you and your family recover financially from the devastation of a medical malpractice injury.

Medical malpractice can occur at any point of engagement with medical personnel. It can occur during the performance of surgery; during evaluation or diagnosis; in the prescription of medications; in referrals to a specialist; in the failure to monitor patients; in the failure of hospitals and medical centers to properly care for the people entrusted to them.

Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona works with the country’s foremost medical experts to review medical records and evaluate our client’s cases. We take pride in the standout results we’ve achieved for persons who have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, and we stand at the ready to represent your best interests.

Here are just some of the cases that we have resolved for our clients:

• We obtained a $5.42 million jury verdict for the wrongful death of a 55-year-old cancer patient due to an adverse reaction to a chemotherapy drug.

• We obtained a $700,000 verdict against a Chicago hospital for a patient with severe osteoporosis whose fall precautions were not followed.

• We settled a medical malpractice case against a doctor who failed to diagnose and treat an aneurysm (which ruptured and caused a brain injury). The settlement was for $1,000,000.

VEHICULAR INJURY

In this modern world, we all spend a lot of time on the road. When those around us behave recklessly and/or irresponsibly, the consequences can be devastating.

GKWW has a proven track record in representing clients injured in this way, achieving significant settlements so the injured party can properly recover.

Here are just some of the cases that we have resolved for our clients:

• In 2016, we settled a trucking negligence case involving skull fractures suffered by a 45-year-old man in South Carolina for $2,750,000.

• In 2013, we settled a rear-end auto collision case (involving a torn rotator cuff) for $200,000, a head-on auto collision case (involving a fractured sternum) for $100,000, and another rear-end auto collision case–this time, involving a lower back injury–for $100,000.

• In 2016, we settled a motorcycle crash case involving leg fractures in DuPage County for $1,250,000.

• We settled an important automobile collision case involving back and neck injuries.

CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURIES & PREMISES LIABILITY

When the owners of property don’t attend to their duty to maintain their premises in safe condition, the injuries that occur can bring serious consequences to an unwitting visitor. These injuries are compensable under the law.

Here are just some of the cases that we have resolved for our clients:

• We settled a construction negligence case (involving a staircase collapse and multiple fractures) for $300,000.

• Our client slipped and fell on a rolled-up carpet in an elementary school, fracturing an arm. We won the client a $300,000 settlement.

• We settled a case involving torn knee cartilage suffered in a grocery store fall for $200,000.

NURSING HOME LITIGATION

We believe that a society is judged based upon how it treats its weakest citizens.

To that end, we have stood to defend those citizens–Alzheimer’s patients, terminal cancer patients, paraplegics, brain-injured persons, the very old, and the infirm–who have been injured or killed as a result of errors on the part of nursing homes or nursing home facility staff.

Here are just some of the cases that we have resolved for our clients:

• We settled a hospital and nursing home neglect case involving pressure ulcers and infection in a 73-year-old postoperative patient. The settlement was $750,000.

• We settled a hospital and nursing home neglect case (involving pressure ulcers suffered by a 62-year-old arm fracture patient) for $500,000.

• We settled a nursing home neglect case for $175,000.

PRODUCT LIABILITY

When the products sold to consumers render those consumers injured, the manufacturers involved must be held accountable.

Here are just some of the cases that we have resolved for our clients:

• We won a $1,315,000 settlement for client who was burned over 40% of his body as a result of the explosion of an industrial tractor at a steel plant.

• We settled a product liability case (involving multiple fractures suffered by a steel worker as a result of a malfunctioning crane) for $400,000.

• We handled a case involving a young worker whose leg was caught in a shredder at a scrap metal plant, resulting in permanent leg injuries.

BIRTH INJURIES

When new parents entrust the care of their newest, most precious member to a medical professional (or organization), that trust must never be broken. At Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona, we are uniquely qualified to represent the families of newborns and stillborns who have sustained injury–or even death–as a result of hospital or physician error.

Our firm has seen the full breadth of these harrowing situations.

Over the years, we’ve helped a great many families surmount the unimaginable anguish of birth injuries, birth complications, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, spasticity, hearing problems, improperly prescribed medications, retardation, blindness, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries–even, heartbreakingly, stillbirth.

Among our results is the settlement of what was, at the time, the largest stillbirth case in the history of the state. The case involved the failure to appreciate signs of fetal distress. We recovered $1,500,000.

WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS

When you’re injured at the workplace, you’re suddenly presented with a set of priorities that clamor for your attention: your health, your rights and the retention of your job.

Our firm has experience protecting all of these priorities throughout the entire process. In many instances, we can force your employer to cover your medical expenses and provide compensation for lost wages while you recover.

OTHER PERSONAL INJURIES

GKWW is called upon to represent a very wide range of clients in regards to a very wide range of personal injury matters.

Here are just some of the cases that we have resolved for our clients:

• We settled a premises liability case involving a fall in a restaurant parking lot that resulted in a torn knee ligament. The settlement amount was $375,000.

• Our client–a military veteran–experienced agonizing health issues and eventual death resulting from exposure to asbestos. We won a substantial settlement for his family.

If you’ve been injured, we invite you to review the case summaries here–as well as the Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona blog, where we offer a look at our most recent settlements. As you see, there is hope for a just conclusion. Contact Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona for a free case consultation.