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John Smith and Ryan Shupe Obtain Dismissal of Orthopedic Surgeon

John Smith and Ryan Shupe recently obtained dismissal of their orthopedic surgery client in a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice.  The plaintiff claimed that postoperative ordering and administration of pain medications caused cardiac arrest, hypoxic brain damage, and death.  John and Ryan litigated the case for several years, through extensive discovery, discovery disputes, and an appeal.  …

May 2020

John Scheid and Ryan Shupe Help Clients Navigate Personnel Changes and Negotiate Employee Severance Agreements

John Scheid and Ryan Shupe recently assisted two corporate clients navigate personnel changes, including the negotiation of employee severance agreements, both peaceably and with a special effort to minimize any potential liability under applicable state and federal employment laws.  These results were obtained in close consultation with their clients regarding both liability exposure and fairness …

May 2020

Victory for Attorney Facing Motion For Sanctions

  James J. Sipchen and Kayla A. Condeni successfully defended an attorney subject to a Rule 137 Motion for Sanctions that sought three years’ of attorneys’ fees incurred in defending a defamation lawsuit totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. After prevailing on a motion dismiss the defamation claim on the grounds of the absolute privilege, …

April 2020

Not Guilty Verdict for Internal Medicine Physician

  In what is likely to be the last verdict in Cook County for a while, Pretzel & Stouffer partners Brian Sundheim and Kelly Kono obtained a not guilty verdict on March 17 on behalf of an internal medicine physician. The case involved the alleged failure to diagnose transient ischemic attacks prior to the patient …

March 2020