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January 31, 2024

Rogers and Fallon Secure Defense Verdict in High-Stakes Medical Malpractice Case

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys William J. Rogers and Ian P. Fallon secured a defense verdict at trial on behalf of their client, an orthopedic surgeon and his medical group, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The three-week trial ended on January 26, 2024.

In the case, plaintiff alleged that the defendant improperly performed double knee replacements on the patient, and failed to properly anticoagulate. Plaintiff alleged that this caused a massive pulmonary embolus/blood clot, resulting in the patient’s death 24 hours after the orthopedic surgery. The decedent was survived by a wife and four daughters.

Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury for $36 – 50 million. The case was tried before Judge Bridget Hughes.

William J. Rogers is a trial lawyer who has tried jury cases in federal, state, and municipal courts and has written and argued appeals in the Seventh Circuit, Illinois Supreme Court, and Illinois Appellate Court. Learn more about William and his practice here.

Ian P. Fallon is an associate at the firm’s Chicago office. He represents regional and national organizations in commercial and transportation litigation matters. Learn more about Ian and his practice here.

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