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
- Free Consultation
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: 79th
- 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
$118,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Pedestrian Who Was Hit by a Car at an Auto Dealership’s Service Department $430,000 Jury Verdict in Intersection Crash Injury to Illinois Shopper When Employee Knocks Merchandise Off the Shelf Results in $150,000 Jury Verdict Illinois Appellate Court Finds in Favor of Property Owner Where There was No Actual or Constructive Notice of Danger Illinois Appellate Court Weighs In on Duty of Care as to General Contractor Liability Head-On Crash and Rear-Ender Results in $329,000 Jury Verdict Illinois Appellate Court Requires Rental-Car Company to Pay $600,000 Default Judgment in Injury Case Robert Kreisman Attends Grand Opening and VIP Event at the Opening of Ed Paschke Art Center Illinois Appellate Court Finds in Favor of Injured School Girl
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
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 $2.5 Million Jury Verdict in Medical Negligence Case Where Death Was Accelerated by a Truly Bizarre Cancer Treatment Plan by a Chiropractor Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Grant of Motion for Directed Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case for Failure to Diagnose Cervical Cancer $500,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Death of Patient from Infected Bedsores Dialysis Patient Dies Because of Overloaded Fluids $2.23 Million Jury Verdict for Incorrect Cancer Diagnosis
Blog: Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog
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 Nursing Homes Alerted to Poor Dental Hygiene of Residents
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
$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) 21.1 hours ago
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2014 Kia Soul recalled for loss of steering risk http://t.co/Zh17jkym5x— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) 2 days ago
Bottlenecks in Training Doctors http://nyti.ms/1lgnXeG— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) 4 days ago
Those trapped in worst areas don't realize Chicago's improved safety http://t.co/RNOlPTQ7cg— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) 4 days ago
Jury Awards $23.6 Billion in Florida Smoking Case http://nyti.ms/1nJhby2— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) 5 days ago
Fixes: When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure http://nyti.ms/1zOHCfn— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) July 18, 2014
The Issue of Saying Sorry by Doctors and Others Is Not Always an Admission of Wrongdoing: A Tuesday, July 15, ... http://bit.ly/1jBC7eW— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) July 17, 2014
Illinois Appellate Court Finds in Favor of Property Owner Where There was No Actual or Constructive Notice of ... http://bit.ly/1mLPIjx— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) July 16, 2014
Illinois Appellate Court Weighs In on Duty of Care as to General Contractor Liability: In late March 2008, For... http://bit.ly/1sjXrsd— Robert D. Kreisman (@kreisman1) July 15, 2014