The attorneys at Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered are representing a family whose minor daughter was severely injured due to unsafe lead levels in WanaBana food. After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiated an ongoing investigation, WanaBana voluntarily recalled multiple products, including its apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches, Schnucks applesauce pouches with cinnamon, and Weis cinnamon applesauce, due to dangerously high lead levels. The investigation revealed WanaBana’s products contain lead levels over 2,000 times higher than recommended safety limits. Ingesting even small amounts of lead can cause severe health …
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Matthew Heimlich’s DCBA Brief Article “Five Essential Differences Between Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Neglect Cases”
Attorney Matthew Heimlich’s article, “Five Essential Differences Between Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Neglect Cases” has been published in the June 2020 edition of DCBA Brief, The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association. A link to the full text of the article can be found here.
“They’re Not Going to Even Pay My Medical Bills?” – Issues Getting Medical Bills Into Evidence at Trial
One of the most common refrains we hear from clients is that they want the at-fault party to pay for their medical bills. This is obvious and understandable. Medical care can be incredibly expensive and exorbitant bills for treatment made necessary by an injury can quickly create financial hardship, especially those who are uninsured or under-insured. However, when trying to resolve injury cases, insurance companies frequently offer settlement amounts less than the charges for the medical care caused by their insured’s negligence. This is a mystery to most people …
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Punitive damages are a special category of damages. They are designed to punish bad conduct and deter similar conduct by others in cases where the Defendant’s actions are particularly outrageous. They are outside of the usual scope of damages in injury cases, which are intended to compensate the injured person for their harms and losses. Whether or not your case could involve punitive damages depends on what type of case you have and the specific facts of your case. In some situations, punitive damages are not available under any …
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Leading Lawyers Magazine named partners Ed Walsh, Jim Knippen and Mike Cetina as Leading Lawyers and attorney Matt Heimlich as an Emerging Lawyer for 2019. Leading Lawyers Magazine also ran a separate feature on founding partner Ed Walsh. Congrats to all!
Earlier this week, attorneys Michael Cetina and Matthew Heimlich obtained a verdict of $588,788.18 against a nursing home on behalf of the family of an 84 year-old resident who fell and fractured her hip. An excellent result for deserving clients!