Kevin G. Burke's Successes


$35 Million Settlement for Brain Injury at Birth

We represented the mother of a 5-year-old boy who suffered a severe brain injury during birth. The child’s injuries were sustained as doctors performed an…

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$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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$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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$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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$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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$6.3 Million Settlement on Behalf of Brain-Injured Infant

Our client was an infant who, a month after her birth, began having seizures at home. She was hospitalized and given initial medication that halted…

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$1.65 Million Settlement for Negligence During Surgery

On behalf of the widow and estate (including three adult children) of a deceased 65-year-old man, we secured a $1.65 million settlement for negligence by…

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$2 Million Settlement for Brain Damage and Quadriplegia Due to Medical Negligence

We represented the daughter of an 89-year-old woman who was suffering from multiple medical problems (including diabetes, renal failure, congestive heart failure, sickle cell disease…

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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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$3.75 Million Settlement for Fatal Prescribing of Pain Medication

A 28-year-old wife and mother of two children was admitted to Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago to receive rehabilitation therapy for transverse myelitis. To relieve her…

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$4.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

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$6 Million Settlement for Negligence Following Kidney Transplant

Our client was a 39-year-old diabetic who had been born with one kidney. He sought to get another kidney to avoid the need for dialysis. He…

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$1.2 Million Settlement for Medical Negligence

Defendants failed to recognize a bowel perforation following a laparoscopic procedure resulting in acute respiratory failure (ARDS), acute renal failure, and multisystem organ failure (MSOF)…

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$2 Million Jury Verdict for Construction Injury

A 36-year-old boilermaker injured his back while working on the Hollywood Casino Project.  

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$11 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

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$3 Million Medical Negligence Settlement

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$12 Million for Medical Malpractice

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$10.2 Million Settlement for Repeated Misdiagnosis of an Executive’s Heart Problem

A young, successful vice president at one of the country’s largest information technology staffing firms had a heart valve condition which led to an infection…

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$9.75 Million Settlement for Child’s Birth Injury

Our client was a west suburban mother whose daughter suffered a severe brain injury during childbirth because her doctors were too aggressive in inducing labor….

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$2 Million Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Fatal Aneurysm

A woman suffering lower back pain passed out and was rushed to the emergency room of St. James Hospital, where it was noted that she…

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$5.5 Million Settlement for Birth Injury

A woman’s son was born with severe brain damage after delays in delivery caused him to be deprived of oxygen.  

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$5 Million Settlement for Paralysis from Exercise Equipment

Our client, a 68-year-old man who regularly exercised and was thoroughly familiar with exercise equipment, had slipped from the rotating exercise table he used every…

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$400,000 Settlement in Nursing Home Fall, Paralysis

Our client was an elderly woman who suffered spinal cord damage from a nursing home fall. The condition resulted in paralysis within several days of…

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$1 Million Settlement for Emergency Room Error

A man was sent home from the emergency room after sustaining a hockey injury to his leg. He was readmitted the following day for compartment…

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$2.25 Million Birth Injury Settlement

A young girl suffered hypoxic ischemic encelopathy during her birth due to a delayed emergency c-section. The girl is now a quadriplegic who needs to…

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$300,000 Settlement for Fatal Nursing Home Negligence

After falling at a nursing home, a male resident of a nursing home failed to regain his ability to speak, was not arouseable, and did…

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$1 Million for Medical Malpractice

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$400,000 in Medical Malpractice Action

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$6.1 Million Settlement for Construction Site Death

Four years after a father of two was crushed to death in a construction accident on an airport taxiway, we secured a $6.1 million settlement…

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$3.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

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$1.75 Million Cancer Diagnosis Settlement

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$850,000 Received for Medical Malpractice

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$2.5 Million Jury Verdict in Cab Driver’s Death

A limousine hit and killed a cab driver whose vehicle was disabled on the Kennedy Expressway.  

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$12 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

A 6-year-old boy was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia as a result of untreated bacterial meningitis.

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$6 Milion Settlement for Birth Injury

A newborn was born with cerebral palsy after being deprived of oxygen for 40 minutes during delivery.

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$32 Million Jury Verdict for Cerebral Palsy from Birth Injury

A 7-year-old boy suffers from cerebral palsy, critical blindness, and is fed through a tube following a hospital staff’s failure to recognize numerous signs of…

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$1.75 Million Settlement in Infant’s Death

A boy died of brain injuries four days following birth after hospital staff failed to recognize numerous signs of fetal distress.  

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$15 Million Settlement in Birth Injury Diagnosis Delay

A boy was born brain damaged with chronic seizures and limited movement as the result of a physician’s alleged failure to act on numerous warning…

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$4 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice

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$2 Million for Medical Malpractice

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$3.2 Million Record Jury Verdict for Mother of Four Killed by School Van

A 69-year-old mother of four was walking northbound on a residential street in Wilmette, Illinois, when she was struck from the rear and killed by…

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$19.4 Million Jury Award as “Routine Surgery” Leads to Negligence

Our client, a 60-year-old woman, went to the hospital for outpatient surgical removal of a benign ovarian cyst. During surgery, however, doctors punctured her bladder….

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$6 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice

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$1.25 Million Settlement in Boy’s Car Accident Death

A teenage boy was a passenger in a vehicle heading to a hockey tournament. He died as a result of his injuries when the car…

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$500,000 Confidential Medical Malpractice Settlement

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$500,000 Settlement for Truck Accident Injuries

While a man was crossing the parking lot of a gas station, a pick-up truck backed-up and struck him, causing severe injuries.  

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$1.5 Million Medical Negligence Settlement

A 25-year-old man suffered from severe autism, including a disorder which caused him to ingest any inedible objects within his reach. He died from suffocation…

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$20.25 Million Jury Verdict for Fetal Distress Injuries

A newborn suffered brain damage and severe cerebral palsy after hospital staff failed to recognize hours of fetal distress.

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$17.5 Million Emergency Room Error Settlement

A 33-year-old woman went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s emergency room complaining of a horrible headache, a stiff neck and vomiting.  She was sent home and…

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$6 Million Birth Injury Settlement

A newborn baby suffered brain damage during a delay in delivery that left him unable to walk, talk or see.

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$400,000 Workplace Injury Settlement Due to Defective Product

A 27-year-old furnace operator fractured his pelvis and jaw when a man operating a front loader backed up directly into him, pushing and pressing him…

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$9.6 Million Jury Verdict for Ironworker’s
Fall and Paraplegic Injury

An ironworker fell from a column at a construction site and fractured his spine. He was rendered an incomplete paraplegic with some function below the…

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$850,000 Settlement for Death from Infection

A 55-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital and treated for pneumonia. She suffered a cardiac arrest, and she did not regain consciousness.  Physicians indicated…

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$7.9 Million Jury Verdict in Cancer Misdiagnosis

An 8-year-old Glenview boy was rendered blind due to the negligence of his pediatrician. Although the pediatrician examined the retina of both eyes seven separate…

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$1.2 Million to Compensate for Medical Malpractice

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$12 Million Product Liability Settlement Involving Death, Injury

A family’s 1985 Ford Econoline van went out of control and rolled over after the tread on the van’s right rear tire separated. The 40-year-old…

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$1 Million Settlement for Fatal Birth Injury

Shortly after a woman went into labor, her doctor attempted a delivery with the use of forceps. The baby was born at 6:41 a.m. and…

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$3 Million Settlement in Cancer Misdiagnosis Death

Doctors misread a young boy’s CT scans, which were indicative of a tumor. When the boy underwent a biopsy, he developed a bleed from the…

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$7 Million Cancer Death Settlement

A 31-year-old woman had a routine Pap smear in July 1992, which was read as normal. When a subsequent testing in 1995 showed she had…

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$3.5 Million Surgical Error Settlement

Doctors punctured the wall of a young child’s heart while performing a cardiac biopsy to determin the cause of her irregular heartbeat. The puncture caused…

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$3.1 Million Settlement for Death from Misdiagnosis

In September, 1994, a 37-year-old woman went to her physician for a routine mammogram. The test was suspicious, and her doctor recommened a biopsy. Afterwards,…

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$2.75 Million Settlement in Fatal Misdiagnosis

A 40-year-old diabetic male was admitted to Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke’s Hospital apparently suffering from a hypoglycemic episode. The results of an EKG indicated that he suffered a…

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$1.4 Million for Auto Accident Liability

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$5.5 Million Diagnosis Delay Settlement

A young boy suffered a permanent brain injury after a delay in diagnosing post-operative bleeding at the site of his surgery.  

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$1.25 Million Settlement for Fatal Surgical Error

A 55-year-old woman died on the operating table after doctors punctured her right ventricle while inserting a defibrillator.  

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$1 Million Jury Verdict in Birth Injury, Death

A newborn baby boy was born brain-dead six days later after life-support systems were removed.  During his mother’s labor, the fetal monitor had indicated that…

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$1.5 Million Delayed Diagnosis Settlement

A young boy suffers from seizures and requires extensive speech and occupational therapy as a result of a delay in diagnosis of his mother’s preeclampsia…

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$4.25 Million for Malpractice in Mother, Fetus Deaths

A 30-year-old pregnant woman died after a 36-hour delay in treatment from the time she called the hospital to inform them she had been exposed…

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$1 Million Settlement for Fatal Surgical Error

A 29-year-old man died 11 days after undergoing surgery to repair arm fractures. During surgery, the man aspirated stomach contents into his lungs and developed…

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$1 Million Jury Verdict for Misdiagnosis Death

A 40-year-old woman died of a pulmonary embolism.  Two days earlier she had visited her physician complaining of pain in her leg and shortness of…

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$1 Million Emergency Room Error Settlement

A Chicago Police Officer went to Christ Hospital’s emergency room complaining of shortness of breath, chest pains, pain in her right calf and heart palpitations. …

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$3.7 Million Birth Injury Settlement

A baby was born with permanent spinal cord damage after he was delivered by forceps.

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$3.5 Million Cancer Misdiagnosis Settlement

Lab technicians failed to detect a woman’s cervical cancer after they read two annual Pap smears as normal. The cancer spread to her ovaries and…

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$16.6 Million Birth Injury Jury Verdict

A girl suffers from cerebral palsy, learning disabilities and seizures after her Cesarean Section birth was inappropriately delayed, causing her to suffer brain damage.

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$1 Million Settlement for Accident Caused by Truck

A college freshman sustained permanent nerve damage to her right arm, a lacerated liver and multiple fractures when a truck changed into her lane and…

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$1 Million Surgical Error Settlement

A 42-year-old pressman for the Chicago Tribune became paralyzed after laminectomy surgery to repair a herniated thoracic disc.

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$10 Million Jury Finding of Medical Malpractice

A 28-year-old man became a quadriplegic following the removal of his soft collar two days after an automobile accident. After his collar was removed, he…

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$3.9 Million in Jury Verdict for Premises Liability Death

A 10-year-old Buffalo Grove girl died after falling down a two-foot access hole that led to an underground water reservoir.  She drowned in 40 degree…

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$1.2 Million Jury Verdict for Boy Killed by Truck

An 18-year-old boy was fatally injured when a truck driver entered an intersection on a green light and turned left in front of the boy’s…

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$1.2 Million Settlement in Ironworker’s Jobsite Death

An Ironworker died after being electrocuted when a 30-foot piece of iron he was raising struck an overhead powerline.  

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$2.5 Million Settlement for Surgical Error on Infant

In 1979, an infant boy underwent elective surgery to repair coarctation of the aorta. Prior to the procedure, his blood cell count was elevated and…

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$1.8 Million Misdiagnosis Settlement

A 53-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with complaints of vomiting, nausea, weakness, a fall at home and difficulty speaking.  She was diagnosed with…

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$5.25 Million to Settle Premises Liability Injury

A 74-year-old Glen Ellyn woman was rendered a quadriplegic after tripping on a step leading to a fitting room, subsequently striking her head on a floor-length…

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$9 Million Settlement for Paralysis in Construction Injury

A construction worker suffered a “closed head” injury in a 30-foot fall during the construction of the Radisson Hotel. The accident left the worker permanently…

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$1.1 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

A 65-year-old woman’s right leg and left hand were amputated after the Heparin she was taking for a suspected pulmonary embolism caused Heparin-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia…

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$1.4 Million in Product Liability Case

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$3 Million for Airplane Crash Liability

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$3.6 Million for Product Liability

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$6.95 Million Jury Verdict for Birth Brain Injury

Delays in delivering an infant caused a lack of oxygen to reach his brain, resulting in spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, cortical blindness and intractable seizures.

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$25 Million Settlement in Highly Publicized Airline Crash

The crash of United Airlines Flight 232 was one of the most highly publicized in commercial aviation history. The scheduled flight from Denver to Chicago…

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$1 Million Settlement in Park District Bike Injury

A 50-year-old man was riding his bike on a Park District bike path when he collided with a young boy who was also riding his…

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