DuPage County Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorneys
Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered2150 Manchester Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONWalsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered is an experienced law firm located in Wheaton, Illinois. Our attorneys are known and respected in the legal community as trial lawyers who take on complex cases and get results for their clients.
Our seven attorneys and capable staff provide aggressive representation and compassionate service to victims of serious personal injuries and medical malpractice from the initial phone call to the resolution of the case and beyond.
One of the keys to our success is the skillful use of innovative techniques and state-of-the-art technology at trial, in negotiations and in the day-to-day operation of our office.
. Sophisticated models and computer animations have helped us win record-setting jury verdicts;
. Advanced case management systems help us handle your case efficiently and effectively;
. Professionally organized mock trials and focus groups have helped our lawyers secure multimillion dollar awards for clients.
Areas of Law
- Failure to Diagnose
- Medical Malpractice
- Medication Errors
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motor Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accident
- Personal Injury
- Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Product Liability Litigation
Areas of Law Description
Our areas of practice include:
- Medical Malpractice
Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered is one of the most active and experienced medical malpractice law firms in Illinois outside of Cook County. When doctors and other medical professionals fail to perform according to accepted standards, it can be difficult to bring the responsible person to justice. It requires significant financial resources to pursue a fair resolution in medical malpractice lawsuits, to hire ethical medical experts to break the health care and pharmaceutical industries' "code of silence." We are proud to have recovered multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of families who have suffered as the result of medical negligence.
Our lawyers represent clients who have been injured because of a broad range of errors made during surgery, including: Leaving instruments or sponges behind; Severing arteries; Perforating organs; Cutting nerves/causing paralysis; Operating on the wrong body part; Failure to stop bleeding into the pericardium during heart surgery; Anesthesia errors; Plastic surgery errors; Laparoscopic surgery errors; Spinal surgery errors; Cataract surgery errors; Colonoscopy errors; and, Failure to diagnose and treat post-operative complications.
Achieving acceptable results in legal claims of medical malpractice following birth injuries often requires years of medical testing, negotiation and litigation. At Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, we have the resources and experience to represent clients in a wide range of birth injury claims, including those involving: Cerebral palsy; Erb's palsy; Brain damage; Group B strep; Ruptured uterus; Hypoxia; Brachial plexus injuries; Shoulder dislocation (dystocia); Eclampsia and pre-eclampsia; Hypertension; Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD); Failure to perform a timely Cesarean birth (C-section); and, Failure to monitor for or respond to fetal distress.
*Failure to Diagnose/ Misdiagnosis
At Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, in Wheaton, Illinois, our medical malpractice attorneys have a long and impressive record of success in cases involving failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis. We represent clients whose physicians failed to diagnose diseases such as breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer and more.
Our medical malpractice law firm only accepts cases in which patients are seriously harmed by medication errors. Our high standards of integrity and ethics have not gone unnoticed. Because we never file unjustified lawsuits against medical providers, our trial lawyers are able to obtain highly qualified medical experts to review the medical evidence and present compelling testimony in cases involving medication errors.
*Dangerous & Defective Drugs
The attorneys of Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, represent clients who have been injured because of medications that were defective, contaminated, mislabeled or otherwise dangerous. We also represent survivors of those who died a wrongful death. Our experienced trial lawyers take cases involving an ever-changing variety of defective drugs, including: Avandia, Fosamax, Ortho Evra patch, Paxil, Accutane, Albuterol inhalers, Heparin, Chantix, Epilepsy drugs, Diet pills, and, Counterfeit pills bought online.
*Defective Medical Products
We represent clients injured by defective knee and hip implants, pacemakers, implanted defibrillators and other medical implants. We also represent people harmed by respirators, ventilators, fetal monitors, pumps and other defective external medical products.
*Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
Our lawyers stand up for the rights of nursing home residents. We seek full financial compensation for damages caused by nursing home neglect and abuse. We represent clients who have suffered extremely serious injuries or family members of those who died a wrongful death because of nursing home neglect and abuse.
*Spinal Cord Injury/Paralysis
Spinal cord injury requires specialized medical attention and rehabilitative care. The full costs of treatment must be estimated and factored into the financial demand if the spinal cord injury survivor and family are to have any kind of financial security following the injury. We are experienced attorneys who have successfully represented people with paraplegia, quadriplegia and other forms of paralysis and nerve damage caused by car accidents, sports injuries, construction accidents, falls and other events involving negligence.
At Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, our attorneys understand the complex legal and medical issues involved in brain injury claims. We have an outstanding record of success in securing compensation for clients who suffered brain injuries because of the negligence of others.
We have obtained significant verdicts and settlements for victims of misdiagnosed and mismanaged heart attacks, strokes, carotid artery dissections, vertebral artery dissections, and other cardiovascular conditions, including failure to diagnose an ongoing myocardial infarction (heart attack). Far too often, patients who go to the hospital with chest pains are sent home with a diagnosis of heart burn or unstable angina only to suffer a heart attack hours later.
- Personal Injury
For legal help in personal injury claims, consider the attorneys at Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, in Wheaton, Illinois. Our lawyers have nearly 120 years of combined legal experience in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases, including: Auto accidents, Truck accidents, Dangerous products, Construction accidents, Train accidents, Aviation accidents, Public transportation accidents, Motorcycle accidents, Bicycle and pedestrian accidents, Property accidents, and, Toxic tort and contamination incidents.
At Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, our personal injury attorneys file auto accident injury claims on behalf of people who were seriously injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents. We also represent the family members of those who suffered a wrongful death in a fatal accident. We help injury victims recover compensation for damages, some of which include pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity and property damage.
In truck accident cases, we take quick action to identify all possible sources of financial compensation. These sources may include the truck driver, the trucking company, the owner of the tractor, the owner of the trailer, the shop that maintained the vehicle and the company that trained the driver. Because truck accidents often result in horrific — if not fatal — injuries, identifying all possible sources of compensation is a critically important step. We work to find enough sources of insurance coverage to ensure that every medical and vocational need of our client is completely met.
At Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, we stand up for the rights of the injured. Our product liability attorneys seek financial compensation for those who were harmed by dangerous products, including: Construction equipment, Nail guns, Industrial products and machinery, Scaffolding, Ventilators, Engine testing machines, Defective cribs, car seats, toys and other products for children, Defective air bags, seat belts, tires, brakes and gas tanks, Defective medical products, Dangerous and defective drugs, and, Defective consumer products.
Since 1980, our legal team has helped injured workers maximize their financial compensation following serious construction accidents. Although we do not handle workers' compensation cases ourselves, we work closely with our clients' workers' comp lawyers to ensure that the injured workers receive a full and fair settlement that provides for all their financial needs resulting from the accident.
If you have suffered serious injury in a motorcycle accident, take care with the personal injury law firm you choose to represent you in insurance company negotiations. Motorcycle accidents are different from car accidents — in terms of the likelihood of serious injuries, the complexity of reconstructing the accident, and public perceptions of motorcycle riders. All these factors affect a motorcycle accident victim's ability to get a fair settlement, or jury award, for his or her injuries.
*Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
Most people buy car insurance to help provide financial compensation in the event of a car accident. However, no insurance exists that specifically covers bicycle bike accidents or pedestrian accidents. Where, then, does the money come from to assist a seriously injured bicycle or pedestrian accident victim recover the costs of medical care, lost wages due to time off work, and future medical needs? In the case of a fatal bike accident, the family can utilize a wrongful death claim to get the economic compensation necessary to help them recover from losing a family member to an untimely fatality.
*Premises Liability & Property Accidents
At the law firm of Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, we regularly evaluate premises liability cases on behalf of individuals seriously injured in situations such as:
. Slip and fall accidents in grocery stores, restaurants or hotels;
. Falls caused by broken stair railings, unrepaired escalators or loose balcony railings;
. Trip and fall accidents caused by unrepaired potholes or uneven sidewalks;
. Slip and fall accidents caused by unreasonable accumulations of ice or snow;
. Head and back injuries caused by heavy merchandise falling from shelves.
*Toxic Torts/Water Contamination
Our law firm represents two former residents of Crestwood Village who died prematurely due to cancers caused by exposure to contaminated drinking water. We take our duty to our clients seriously in every personal injury claim we handle. Toxic torts and contamination lawsuits are especially tragic, because it is often intentional actions that cause premature death in toxic tort cases. Emotions run very high in toxic torts cases, and we do our best to serve as a calming influence and strategic voice on our clients' behalf during volatile times.
- Business Litigation
Working with an experienced and dedicated staff, our business litigation attorneys prepare every case as if it will go to trial. This approach enhances our ability to reach a cost-effective settlement outside the courtroom. We represent businesses, non-profit organization and government entities in a broach range of disputes, including: Breach of contract, Lack of consideration, Lack of mutuality, Non performance, Non compete agreements, Employment agreements, Employment discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful discharge, Unfair trade practices, Commercial lease disputes, and, Injunctions.
- Professional Malpractice
Registered professionals in a variety of fields must meet stringent requirements to obtain and retain their professional licenses. In addition to representing those harmed physically by medical malpractice, the attorneys of Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, represent clients who have suffered financial harm because of the mistakes of a registered professional. The majority of our non-medical professional malpractice cases involved legal malpractice. However, we also represent clients harmed by other professionals, from engineers, architects and insurance professionals to social workers in an adoption agency.
- Wrongful Death
A fatal accident can occur anywhere. The lawyers of Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, have the experience and the resources to counsel and represent families who have lost loved ones due to medical malpractice, a car accident, a trucking accident, dangerous products and toxic exposure.
Mr. James H. Knippen II
Business Litigation, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice
Mr. Bradley N. Pollock
Motor Vehicles, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice
Mr. Edward J. Walsh
Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
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