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
128 Questions Answered

Q. My husband died and had other young children outside the marriage. Are they entitled to my insurance money?
A: A life insurance policy is a contract that usually names a person or persons as beneficiaries. If you were named the beneficiary, no one else would be entitled to the proceeds. The insurance company would contractually bound to pay the proceeds to the beneficiaries, not to heirs of the decedent.
Q. are nursing home employee employment histories subject to discovery in IL?
A: It depends on your claim. If the employee's acts or omissions were so egregious, the person's work history may be relevant and thus subject to discovery.
Q. In Illinois does a settlement for a minor have to be put into a trust fund if it doesn't exceed $10,000?
A: No. $10,000 is the threshold for both getting the probate court involved with the opening of a minor's estate and placing the funds in an acceptably safe, long term (or until majority reached) investment vehicle that the court would have to approve. It's not just the settlement amount, but the what the net is to be received by the minor. If the proceeds to the minor is less than $10,000, then no minor's estate is required or needed.
Q. If a recall is planned to be issued, is it the manufacturer's responsibility to let owners of the product know,
A: The product manufacturer who has published the recall should notify owners of the product with such notice. If the product is a car for example, that notice may be an actual mailed notice of the recall. If the recall is any variety of products out in circulation, it depends. For example, a home kidney dialysis machine was recalled and end users were notified by mail that the product would be replaced. So it depends on the product on how notice may reasonably delivered to end users.
Q. I went to an optometrist to have eye pain evaluated, and I think he made it worse because I can barely see out of my eye
A: Optometrists do fall under the Illinois Medical Malpractice Act as a medical provider who does provide the service of a healing art professional under the statute; 735 ILCS 5/2-622, et seq.
Q. Is there ever a clear-cut instance of when taking a personal injury case to trial is preferable over accepting
A: When the offer to settle is deficient as to the issue of liability and damages, those cases go to trial. There is no set of facts that would turn on a decision to go forward with the jury trial or accept an offer. It truly depends on all of the circumstances surrounding the facts, the witnesses, the parties, the offer, who the jury might be, where the jurisdiction is, what law applies and many other very specific issues of fact and law.
Q. How do I know who to sue over an injury due to a defective product? The seller or the manufacturer?
A: In any product defect case we would want to include as potential party defendants the manufacturer, distributor, component part maker, if applicable, and the end seller.
Q. There has been a recall on my car model but I didn't know until after I was injured because of the defective part.
A: Assuming the statute of limitations has not run, you would be able to bring a product defect case. The defective part is the key. Make sure to preserve it if you still have it or know where you can obtain it if your vehicle has been repaired. Please contact a local lawyer to sort this out, but I would act quickly if you can.
Q. If I was injured by a firework that I know is defective, can I still sue even though it's a type that isn't technically
A: If the product was in fact defective you would have a claim for breach of implied warranty, product liability and the failure to warn possibly. The fact that fireworks are not allowed or used in Illinois is not a big problem given the expectation by the seller, distributor and maker of the fireworks must know that neighboring states' residents like those in Illinois will be crossing state lines to purchase these products for use there.
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Contact & Map
Kreisman Law Offices
55 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll-Free: (800) 583-8002
Telephone: (312) 346-0045
Fax: (866) 618-4198