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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
191 Questions Answered

Q. I was struck by an suv turning left into a parking lot and I had no insurance at the time of the accident ! What to do.
A: I'm assuming you called the police and you are speaking about your car being hit by the SUV. If that is the case, although you may have been ticketed for no insurance, you should be paid for the property damage to your vehicle. I am also assuming that the driver of the SUV was at fault. If you were injured, then the same would apply.
Q. Why would the lawyers representativing me not be the lawyers I signed a contract with?
A: I would suggest you get a clear answer to your question about who your attorney is from the counsel you originally hired and signed a contract with. In many of these MDL product defect cases, lawyers will collaborate with other lawyers/law firms who may have already litigated the same type of case in the same MDL or who is closer to the location of where the MDL is located. However, in cases we have handled in federal court MDLs, if the case we are handling is a bellwether case by designation, then I would want our case tried to a jury in my client's residential area where we first filed the lawsuit and not in the district court where the MDL is located. That's a procedural argument that may not always be successful. Importantly however, you should find out just who it is that is representing you. There should be absolute clarity on that.
Q. I was injured at work, dr says this is due to a failed rotator cup repair done approximately 4 1/2 yrs. ago.
A: If your injury occurred in the scope and course of your employment, even though it aggravated a preexisting condition, you should consult with a local workers' compensation attorney who may likely advise you to file a claim in the Illinois Industrial Commission for this injury.
Q. Hello, My late mom has a lawsuit pending about injuries she received by a product. there was a conference held,
A: With a court reporter present, it is considered the correct or usual customary procedure to advise all parties that one has ordered a transcript of the proceedings. That may simply be the case where a court reporter in this jurisdiction is able to allow all parties to order the same transcript copy. There's nothing unusual about that and in fact there may be a local rule on this procedure. I suppose you would want to know if the opposing party ordered a transcript of a different court hearing.
Q. Is it legal for me to put a camera in my Dad's nursing home room
A: As long as your dad and if he has a roommate consent, it is permitted. See this link for more detail on this Illinois law.
Q. Was at fault in a car accident - is it the insurance company's responsibility to defend me or should I hire a lawyer?
A: Assuming you have liability and collision coverage, your insurance company will hire an attorney to represent you.
Q. Can you sue a foreign company for a defective product?
A: The short answer is yes you can. If an Illinois resident were to sue a foreign based company, there may be a need to check out whether the country of the foreign company is a signatory of an international treaty with the US. In just about every case that I have been involved with where a foreign corporation is involved, that foreign company has a US presence usually by registering to do business in one of the 50 states. You will need to consult with an attorney to learn where your case can be filed; most likely in federal court.
Q. If a motorcyclist was lanesplitting when you hit them can they still sue you?
A: Yes. But any claim for the motorcyclist's injuries would have to proved to have been caused by yours or some other person's negligence. The motorcyclist would be held accountable for his/her own contributory negligence that may have been a cause of the incident and that percentage if less than 50% would reduce any verdict or judgment by that percentage of assigned fault to the motorcyclist.
Q. How do you investigate whether a surgery was done incorrectly?
A: You must first retrieve all of the hospital/medical provider records. Then a physician in the same or similar practice of medicine must be able to review the records with an eye towards whether or not the acts or omissions that took place before, during or after the surgery was done below the standard of care and if so, whether that deviation from the standard of care was a cause of the injuries, harm, death.
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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