Robert D. Kreisman
Directory Practice Areas
- Business Law
- Elder Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
- Anesthesiology Errors
- Birth Injury
- Brain Injury
- Car Accidents
- Pharmaceutical Litgation / Prescription Drug Side Effects
- Product Defects
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Partner, Law Offices of Robert Kreisman|
|John Marshall Law School||J.D.|
|Honors: with Honors|
|University of Missouri - Columbia||B.A|
|President's Club, American Association for Justice|
|Diplomat, American Association for Justice|
|Peer Rating AV (Highest Rating), Martindale-Hubbard Law Directory|
|Member, Decalogue Society of Lawyers|
|Member, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice|
|Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association|
|Member, American Association for Justice|
|Member, Illinois State Bar|
|Member, American Bar Association|
|Member, Missouri State Bar|
|Member, Chicago Bar Association|
|Member, Bar Association of Metropolitain St. Louis|
- Overall: 81st
- Overall: 27 Answers
- This Year: 7 Answers
Q. How do i file a motion to quash?
A: If your question is as to improper service of summons or subpoena, a lawyer would appear on that motion to challenge the validity of the person who claims that service of summons or subpoena was done legally. The motion to quash should not waive service of process.
Q. Plastic surgery question.
A: Elective surgeries can turn bad. Whether you have a cause of action against the surgeon who did this surgery is a matter that would have to be investigated by retrieving all of your hospital, surgical and medical records. The records would be reviewed by a plastic surgeon (assuming that is the field of expertise of the surgeon who did the reconstructive surgery) and then the reviewing physician would have to opine that the surgery you underwent was done negligently and caused whatever injuries, disfigurement you are referring to.
Q. What can I do about an act that a nurse took in Dec of 2010 but asked about the act in Jul 2011?
A: The hospital records would show whether or not this medication was given and for what reason. It is doubtful that there are any notes in your chart about what you or the nurse said to each other. Unless you have some permanent injury that can be associated with negligence, I don't know that you would able to prove a case from the facts you have given.
Q. I was hospitalized for blockage after Drs, repeatedly sent me home from Er .is this malpractice?
A: From your description of your medical care, it seems like you may have experienced poor service, but probably not malpractice. Cases in medical negligence arise when the medical providers have deviated from the accepted standard of medical care and injured the patient. It's unclear to me how you ended up.
Q. I was dismissed by my physcian due to a large outstanding balance, i was having continueing issues can he do that?
A: Yes. The doctor has the right to discontinue his/her service for nonpayment.
Q. In Illinois to own a medical practice, do all corp owners have to M.D.'s? Do they have to be board certified?
A: To own shares of a professional medical practice, the shareholders must be licensed physicians. They do not have to be board certified.
Q. Do lawayers in illonios work with foreign clients - medical malpractice?
A: Yes. A foreign resident who has been injured by medical professional would have the same rights as a US citizen to bring an action for their damages.
Q. What is a declaratory judgment ?
A: A declaratory judgment action is filed by a party to have the court determine the rights of the parties. It's like a jump ball in a basketball game, but instead of the decision of whose ball it is based on the longer reach of a player, the determination of who gets the ball is made by the judge based on the evidence. 735 ILCS 5/2-701.
Q. How do i file a special appearance, and get the court to recognize my form.
A: Illinois no longer recognizes special and general appearance distinctions. All appearances made for a party do not waive personal jurisdiction.
Articles & Publications
Case Themes with Impact: It’s a Great Time to Fly
ATLA Annual Convention
Where’s the Surprise? For Practice or for Keeps; Focus Groups Compared to Trial
Out of Order: The Unpredicted Story Order
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
My Fair Witness- The Metamorphosis- The Critics Rave
ATLA Case Workshop
The Deposition Gift
ATLA Annual Meeting
Jury Selection: Who Chooses Whom?
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Website: Law Offices of Robert Kreisman Website
Website: Robert D. Kreisman's Website Profile
Blog: Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog
$55 Million Jury Verdict is Entered Against Honda Motor Company for Catastrophic Injuries in a Rollover Case Chicago Park District Could be Held Responsible for Injury to a Child Under 12 at Playground Because there was no Published Restriction to Notify Potential Users Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment Where There Were Material Issues of Fact Yet to be Decided Illinois Appellate Courts Holds that Umbrella Policies not Required by Either Public Policy or Statutory Requirement to Provide Underinsured Motorist Coverage $219,000 Cook County Jury Verdict in Rear-End Truck Collision in Construction Zone Jury Verdict of $4.5 Million in Tractor-Trailer Crash With Bus U.S. Court of Appeals Sends Federal Case Back to State Court in a Case Involving Both the Second and Seventh Circuit U.S. Courts of Appeals Illinois Appellate Court Holds That Witness’s Recollection of Testator’s Signature at the Time Will is Signed Not Evidence of Invalidity Illinois Law Allows a Dissolved Corporation to be Sued for Any Claim that Existed Before its Dissolution For Up To Five Years
Blog: Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blawg
$14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion Illinois Appellate Court Resolves Breach of Lease Agreement Because of Damage to Property Cook County Jury Verdict for Injured in High Speed Three-Car Crash; Jury Disregards Lost Income Claim Cook County Jury Entered $1.5 Million Verdict for the Death of a Thirteen-Week-Old Child Whose Dehydration was Improperly Treated $8.3 Million Jury Verdict for Families of Two Killed in Overseas Bus Accident $1.15 Million Settlement for Death of Diabetic Nursing Home Resident Seventh Circuit Affirms Denial of Employee’s ERISA Benefits Because of a Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Blog: Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog
Epidural Steroid Injection Causes Infection, Chronic Pain and Eventually Suicide Jury is Deadlocked After Trial in Cardiac Death Claimed Due to Improper Diagnosis and Medication Doctors Found Negligent for Choosing Not To Timely Address Neurological Emergency $640,000 Jury Verdict for Late Diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Morphine Overdose Causes Death of Hospital Patient Coronary Bypass Surgery Claimed to be Unnecessary; Trial Ends with Deadlocked Jury The Issue of Saying Sorry by Doctors and Others Is Not Always an Admission of Wrongdoing $425,000 Cook County Jury Verdict Where Surgery Took Place in Spite of Patient’s Signs of Infection $2.25 Million Settlement when Hospital Chooses Not to Send Patient to Hospital When Stroke Symptoms Were Obvious
Blog: Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog
Jury Enters Record-Setting $43.5 Million Nursing Home Abuse Case for the Neglect of an 80-Year-Old Man Arbitrator Awards $975,000 against Nursing Home for Failure to Implement Treatment Plan and for the Death of its Resident $2.01 Million Jury Verdict for 85-Year-Old Woman Who Was Sexually Assaulted in a Nursing Home $150,000 Settlement Reached for Nursing Home Resident Who Developed Bedsores and Received Inadequate Nutrition Court Holds That Peer Review Privilege Statutes Are Not Preempted by Federal Law Florida State Senate Has Passed the Bill That Would Limit Jury Verdicts in Nursing Home Abuse Cases Long-Term Healthcare Plan Denied for Care in Assisted Living Facilities Crucial Internal Documentation in Litigating Nursing Home Cases Jury Verdict for $132,000 for Noncompliance with Physician’s Feeding Orders in Nursing Rehab Center
Blog: Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog
$3 Million Settlement in Failure to Implement Adequate Oxygenation to Newborn Cook County Jury Finds No Connection with Baby’s Delivery and Quadriplegia $4 Million Jury Verdict in Birth Injury Case Caused by Failure to Timely Perform Caesarean Section; McCarthy v. Karounos $1 Million Settlement After Excessive Traction Causes Shoulder Dystocia Injury at Birth $3.9 Million Settlement Reached in Late Caesarean Section Causing Serious Birth Injuries Cook County Jury Sides with Doctors and Hospital in Infant’s Fatal Aspiration of Formula Case Jury Sides With Doctor in Case of Newborn Who Suffered Meconium Aspiration at Birth Brain Injured Child Caused by Late Cesarean Section Delivery; Parties Settle for $9.98 Million Jury Award Allowed to Stand in Willful and Wanton Misconduct Procedure in Medical Negligence Case
$55 Million Jury Verdict is Entered Against Honda Motor Company for Catastrophic Injuries in a Rollover Case: ... http://bit.ly/YuQw3j— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) 22 hours ago
$219,000 Cook County Jury Verdict in Rear-End Truck Collision in Construction Zone: On May 11, 2009, Manuel Ba... http://bit.ly/1p6uI7D— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) August 13, 2014
Jury Verdict of $4.5 Million in Tractor-Trailer Crash With Bus: G3 Enterprises, a wine and beverage packaging ... http://bit.ly/1unK4Zb— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) August 12, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals Sends Federal Case Back to State Court in a Case Involving Both the Second and Seventh C... http://bit.ly/1r6t9oP— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) August 8, 2014
Jury is Deadlocked After Trial in Cardiac Death Claimed Due to Improper Diagnosis and Medication: A jury delib... http://bit.ly/1oHyAvU— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) August 7, 2014
Jury Enters Record-Setting $43.5 Million Nursing Home Abuse Case for the Neglect of an 80 Year-Old Man: A Geor... http://bit.ly/XADOQe— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) August 5, 2014
Illinois Law Allows a Dissolved Corporation to be Sued for Any Claim that Existed Before its Dissolution For U... http://bit.ly/1qMwhWM— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) August 4, 2014
Doctors Found Negligent for Choosing Not To Timely Address Neurological Emergency: Butch Borden, 51, underwent... http://bit.ly/1odYPK5— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) August 1, 2014
$100,000 Verdict for Rear-End Highway Crash Causing Cervical Spine Damage: On Oct. 2, 2009, the car driven by ... http://bit.ly/1nwv5rA— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) July 24, 2014
$118,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Pedestrian Who Was Hit by a Car at an Auto Dealership’s Service Departme... http://bit.ly/1lvnk0Q— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) July 23, 2014