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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
Mediation Skills
Northwestern University
American Association for Justice
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
253 Questions Answered

Q. We hired a self-employed person to take care of my mother in her house - is that person subject
A: Yes. The Home Health, Home Services and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act would cover your situation. 210 ILCS 55/1, et seq.
Q. How long do I have after I was hurt to file a personal injury suit?
A: In Arizona you have two years from the date of the negligent incident that caused your injury to file your lawsuit. The statute of limitations, being two years means that you would be barred from bringing a later lawsuit outside of that two year period. I urge you to contact an attorney in your area.
Q. Is it possible for the same person to file for a wrongful death and survival action lawsuit?
A: Yes. This assumes that the plaintiff bringing the lawsuit has some relationship with the decedent; next of kin, heir. Survival actions are for the pain and suffering the decedent endured before death. That piece of the lawsuit belongs to the estate of the decedent, whereas the wrongful death award, judgment belongs to the next of kin, which should there be an award, verdict, settlement, could be distributed differently, than the Survival count under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act.
Q. Is it possible for a plaintiff to win a wrongful death suit for a car accident case
A: Yes. This is an often a contentious issue that the lawyers will grapple with because of that fact, no seat belt, would there be proof supported by an expert witness, that but for the absence of the seat belt, the person who died would have survived? The issue of whether or not a seat belt was in place is not relevant. How that would unfold is dependent on your state and local jurisdiction and its law in this area. But, in most jurisdictions, seat belt use or not, is not admissible evidence.
Q. What are the most common reasons for why plaintiffs lose wrongful death lawsuits?
A: When the jury decides that there was no negligence that was a cause of the death, the verdict would be for the defendant. Plaintiffs have the burden of proof, a preponderance of the evidence, or what is more probably true than not true, that the breach of duty was a cause of the damages, the death of the person. If the jury, who are the fact finders in any jury trial, find that the burden of proof wasn't met, the verdict is for the defendant.
Q. Likelihood of winning a medical malpractice suit?
A: I don't think anyone can predict with any certainty how a medical negligence lawsuit might turn out. Even with the most compelling facts, there is no way with the information you provided to know how this case would be decided. From what you have described, if a physician in the same or similar practice specialty as the doctor who has allegedly been negligent in causing the two strokes testifies to that act or omission as being a cause of the strokes, then it would be up to the jury to decide based on the evidence. The defendant doctor will have hired his/her own expert physician who undoubtedly will testify that this doctor did everything right and that stuff happens, including two strokes that are not related to the prescription medication.
Q. Do I have a case of neglect?
A: This sounds very much like a nursing abuse or negligence case. You should consult with an attorney in your area who specializes in nursing home abuse cases.
A: If you are bringing the appeal, you would be the appellant. You are broaching an area of the law (federal appellate procedure) with very specific procedural rules that must be obeyed or your appeal would or could be dismissed. You need to try to hire an appellate attorney to help. There are just too many hurdles to get over that would prejudice your effort. It's tough enough for lawyers to do federal appeals without failing in one of the many procedural requirements that if not met, will result in a dismissal of the appeal.
Q. A taxi driver crossed the double yellow and hit me. He then proceeded to hit another vehicle.
A: You should contact a local attorney who handles personal injury, automobile crash cases. From the facts you laid out you would have a viable lawsuit against the cab driver and his/her company, employer. Be certain to collect all of your medical records and bills. If you missed any time from your work, that too should be documented. The attorney you hire will help with all of this.
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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