Elizabeth A. Kaveny's Successes


$6.75 Million Brain Damage Settlement

A 68-year-old woman was admitted to Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin after experiencing headaches for two weeks. Family members indicated that, on that day,…

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$890,000 Malpractice Settlement
for Infant’s Partial Penile Amputation

While an attending physician and a resident were performing a circumcision of a newborn at a hospital, the resident amputated a portion of the boy’s…

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$895,454.54 Malpractice Settlement Reached
in Placental Abruption Infant Death

A 6-day-old infant girl died as the result of a placental abruption. The infant required renal dialysis and multiple blood transfusions. Other medical conditions included…

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$5.25 Million Settlement for Traumatic Injury in Motor Vehicle Accident

In the early morning, our client was proceeding through a Chicago intersection on the green light when his vehicle was broadsided by a car driven…

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$327,500 Jury Award for Abusive Behavior by Cook County Sheriff Deputies

We represented a 77-year-old woman who was arrested at gunpoint and charged with felony obstruction of justice by Cook County Sheriff deputies for refusing to…

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$10 Million Settlement for Misdiagnosed Brain Injury Resulting in Paraplegia

Our client, a 41-year-old married father of two, suffered an injury on the right side of his head while playing touch football at a youth…

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$32 Million Settlement for Quadruple Amputation Due to Delayed Diagnosis

We represented the mother of a Chicago girl who, at age 8, was taken to the hospital with a fever and pain in her right…

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$17 Million Emergency Room Error Settlement

A male with a history of and a severe risk of developing bacterial endocarditis went to the University of Chicago Medical Center complaining of severe…

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Seeking Damages for Fungal Meningitis Caused by Product Contamination

We were the first firm to file pioneering cases in Massachusetts on behalf a number of individuals who were victims in the still-growing outbreak of…

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$8 Million Jury Award for Negligence Leading to Brain Damage, Coma

We represented the widow and two children of a truck driver with severe asthma who went to a hospital emergency room with a severe asthma…

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$3 Million Settlement for Multiple Instances of Negligence and Diagnosis Failure

We represented the surviving spouse and estate (including six adult children) of a 59-year-old woman with a history of hypertension who received emergency room treatment…

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$1 Million Settlement for Misdiagnosis Resulting in Pulmonary Embolism Death

We represented the estate of a 22-year-old woman who presented to the emergency room with shortness of breath and dizziness. She had a medical history…

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$12 Million Settlement for Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment of Meningitis

Our client, who himself is an attorney handling personal injury and other civil litigation cases, was transported to the hospital’s emergency room complaining of a…

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$3.27 Million Jury Award for Traumatic Birth Injury

We represented a mother whose newborn suffered a severe stretch injury to the right side brachial plexus nerves (which resulted in permanent strength and range…

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$1.5 Million Jury Award for Failure to Warn

Our client, a 69-year-old man, was at a home, installing automated window coverings. As he was leaving the house, he fell down a flight of…

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$1.5 Million Award for Arrest Based on False Allegation, Alleged Confession

When he was a 15-year-old minor, our client was arrested for stabbing to death a 26-year-old woman. The arrest was based on the false allegation…

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$1.4 Million Settlement Secured by Commitment to Going to Trial

Our client was driving from O’Hare Airport to Indiana to care for his ailing father and was stopped in traffic on southbound Interstate 294 when…

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$9.3 Million Settlement for Surgical Error and Misdiagnosis

Our client was admitted to the hospital with end stage renal failure due to years of uncontrolled hypertension and was diagnosed with TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic…

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$1.58 Million Award for Principal’s Unjust Arrest

Our client was a principal at a Chicago public school, where a fight involving at least six students broke out. At her direction, the school…

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$3.4 Million Settlement for Malpractice Involving a Cervical Fracture

Our client, a retired engineer with a long-standing inflammatory condition of the cervical spine, complained of neck pain after a minor fall. After x-rays revealed…

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$1.7 Million Jury Verdict for Patient’s Misdiagnosis Death

A woman was seen by her family physician three times for such symptoms as nausea, fever and weight loss. After receiving diagnoses of upper respiratory…

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$1.55 Million Settlement for Elevator Cable Product Liability

The elevator cables installed at the Sheraton Towers Hotel in Chicago were defective in producing an unusual black-tarry substance when in use. Our client, an…

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$3.4 Million for Surgical Error and Subsequent Flesh-eating Bacteria Infection

Our client was diagnosed with gallbladder disease and went for surgery at Norwegian American Hospital for gallbladder removal. After complications from the surgery, the patient…

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$5.25 Million for Cancer Misdiagnosis on Mother of Three

A mother of three children under age 7 made four doctor visits complaining of vaginal bleeding, but the physicians failed to timely diagnose cervical cancer….

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$3.53 Million Award for Imported Butane Stove Explosion Death

Our client was the widow of a Korean man who with her had operated a corner grocery store in Chicago. The couple used a small,…

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$5.8 Million Settlement for Accident Injuries, Loss of Consortium

The driver of the defendant company’s truck was distracted, lost control, swerved into oncoming traffic, and struck our client’s ComEd van head-on. Our client sustained…

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$1 Million Punitive Damage Settlement for Accident Caused by Asleep Truck Driver

Our 85-year old client was hit head-on by a HydroChem Industrial Services truck which crossed the center line when the driver fell asleep at the…

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