Robert D. Kreisman

Robert D. Kreisman

Kreisman Law Offices
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Elder Law...
  • Illinois, Missouri
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Kreisman Law Offices is a Chicago-based personal injury firm that successfully uses a client-based approach to seek justice for victims nationwide. Robert Kreisman is an AV-rated attorney with over 37 years of experience litigating a variety of personal injury cases, including those involving medical malpractice, car accidents, wrongful death, and products liability. He works with some of the leading experts in the nation and employs the newest technology to seek the most favorable results possible for his clients. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless there is a recovery on your case. Please call the Kreisman Law Offices today to pursue the justice you deserve.

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Elder Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Birth Injury
  • Anesthesiology Errors
  • Brain Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Pharmaceutical Litgation / Prescription Drug Side Effects
  • Product Defects
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
Federal Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
DePaul College of Law
LL.M. (1981)
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (1976)
Honors: with Honors
University of Missouri - Columbia
President's Club
American Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Peer Rating AV (Highest Rating)
Martindale-Hubbard Law Directory
Professional Associations
American College of Legal Medicine
- Current
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
- Current
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
- Current
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
American Association for Justice
- Current
Illinois State Bar
- Current
Missouri State Bar
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Chicago Bar Association
- Current
Bar Association of Metropolitain St. Louis
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Successfully Handling Medical Negligence Cases, AAJ Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA
American Association for Justice
Moderator for Professional Negligence Section seminar
Websites & Blogs
Kreisman Law Offices Website
Robert D. Kreisman's Website Profile
Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog
Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blawg
Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog
Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog
Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog
Legal Answers
140 Questions Answered

Q. Do product warnings always absolve a seller or manufacturer from liability if a consumer is hurt? Are there exceptions?
A: Warning labels are intended to give consumers what may be an intended or unintended danger of the product's use. The labels themselves are subjective and would be scrutinized by a court or fact finder to determine whether they were sufficient or not. If the warnings are clear, concise and accepted as such, the manufacturer, designer, distributor and end seller may be able to rely on those warnings as a defense. So much depends on the facts of each case, the product itself, how it was used and what were the specific warnings about its use. The dangers must be reasonably foreseeable or expected to cause harm.
Q. If my doctor reveals private/confidential information about me without my permission, is that considered malpractice?
A: It is unclear whether you have discernible damages that you could prove up to make out a case for medical malpractice. In any case, I would consider reporting this to the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation that oversees the medical profession.
Q. If someone lives in their friends home and their property get's stolen, can they file a claim with their home insurance?
A: Much depends on the homeowner's insurance policy and what your living arrangements are. Do you pay rent? How long have you been living there? Is it a temporary or a permanent arrangement? The first thing I would do is ask you friend about his/her homeowner's policy and find out how you may file a claim. Your loss may not be covered, but it is certainly worth investigating further in my opinion without knowing much more of your facts.
Q. What does it mean when the insurance company response to a demand letter is We prefer you to file a lawsuit?
A: That's an odd answer in that in almost all insurance policies with uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage there is an arbitration clause that would require arbitration not a civil lawsuit against your own insurer. I would urge you to check back with your lawyer to gain a greater understanding or revisit your insurance policy and see what it says concerning uninsured motorist claims.
Q. How can I determine who to sue when I was injured due to the negligence of a third-party contractor in a hospital
A: With the assistance of counsel you will learn from the medical/hospital records who may have been providing the care that caused your injuries. You may also find that the hospital records do not reveal who that party might be, but consider getting the audit trail which will show each medical provider who made an entry in your chart. Otherwise, the identity of this third party contractor will be learned in discovery.
Q. Is there more than one person or entity that can be held responsible for a dangerous product in a single lawsuit?
A: Yes. Oftentimes the defendants would include the part manufacturer. the designer, the distributor, end seller, etc. There may be a whole host of parties in any product liability lawsuit who had a hand in the product defect that caused harm to users.
Q. Could I sue a doctor who has his license to practice medicine revoked after he misdiagnosed me
A: Yes. The reason to bring a lawsuit for medical malpractice is when a medical provider has acted or failed to act in such a way that was below the standard of care that caused an injury or death to a patient. Whether the doctor's license was revoked makes no difference as to bringing a viable lawsuit other than whether that fact could be relevant to your particular circumstance.
Q. How does a negligent person's intent factor into me receiving compensation for an injury?
A: Intent is different that negligence. Negligence is an unintentional act or omission by definition whose elements are duty, breach of duty, causation and damages. For example, a doctor does not intend to injure a patient, but can be negligent. A driver texting a friend does not intend to crash into another car, but would be negligent if that occurred because of his/her inattention to the traffic and driving generally.
Q. Do express warranty statements have to be in writing for you to be able to prove in court that there was a
A: Yes. I can only assume that the product your speaking about was warranted by someone orally. That statement of warranty of this product would be difficult to prove up.
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Kreisman Law Offices
55 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll-Free: (800) 583-8002
Telephone: (312) 346-0045
Fax: (866) 618-4198