News & Events

Chicago, January 15, 2024

Greubel and Charles Obtain Defense Verdict In Medical Malpractice Case

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys William P. Greubel, III and Rebecca Charles secured a defense verdict at trial on behalf of their client, the estate of a prominent hospital vascular surgeon, in the Circuit Court of DuPage County, Illinois.

In this case, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant negligently performed an exposure for an anterior spine surgery, causing a vascular injury, that resulted in massive blood loss, an extensive hospital admission and corresponding medical bills, and pain. The case had some difficult challenges for our attorneys, including the physician’s death before the case was filed, and therefore, he was never able to provide his version of events.

Plaintiff asked the jury for over $3 million. After approximately 5 hours of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict for the defense. The case was tried before Judge Timothy McJoynt.

William P. Greubel focuses on the defense of professional negligence claims, representing physicians, medical groups, hospitals, and other allied healthcare providers in a wide range of complex personal injury and wrongful death matters. In addition to his focus on healthcare-related matters, William has also represented large-scale transportation interests in global insurers in complex environmental contamination and other mass tort coverage disputes. Learn more about Will and his practice here.

Rebecca Charles is an associate in our Chicago office. She represents hospitals, physicians, nurses, long-term care and skilled nursing facilities, as well as independent living facilities. Rebecca’s practice also encompasses the defense of general liability and commercial lawsuits. Learn more about Rebecca and her practice here.

<< Back

Share via Email
Recipient's Name: Enter the person or group's name to whom this page is going.
Recipient's Email: Enter up to five email addresses separated by a comma.
Your Name: Enter your name for recipient(s) to recognize and validate.
Your Email: Specify your email address so that recipients can respond directly.
Check this if you would also like to receive a copy of this page.