Success Stories

Our Case Results

$11,800,000.00 – In this tragic case, The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C were able to secure over $11 million dollars for the family of father of five, whose faulty tire treads resulted in a fatal car crash. Aside from the father, two other passengers died, and a fourth was rendered quadriplegic. Our attorneys proved that the tire manufacturer was responsible for the three lives lost, and the tire company paid $11.8 million to the family.

$6,000,000.00 – After noticing fever symptoms, our client took her 4-month old baby girl to the hospital for a checkup. The doctors failed to diagnose a brain disease called bacterial meningitis. In just 12 hours after the hospital visit, the infant developed brain damage and cerebral palsy. Due to medical negligence, she now suffers a lifetime of damage from something that was so easily preventable. The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C proved that their failure to identify the baby’s illness led directly to her lifelong brain injuries and palsy. Of course no amount of payment can give her a normal life, but we were able to secure a $6 million settlement to compensate for the family’s hardships.

$5,000,000.00 – In this case, we worked with the mother of a young man who was having trouble moving his arm. After almost a year, their family doctor recommended an MRI. The MRI came back with sign of a ganglioglioma (tumor), which unfortunately led to the boy’s paralysis and eventual death. Our attorneys, along with a team of experts in medical malpractice, looked into the matter. We found that if the tumor had been found earlier, the boy would still be alive today. Our team won a settlement of $5 million dollars for the mother.

$2,250,000.00 – Our client visited her OBGYN for numerous pap smears and other tests, but the doctor failed to diagnose her terminal ovarian cancer. Using a team of specialists and other methods of investigation, the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. found that the woman’s tests had been returning abnormal for many months, and that the OBGYN had not read the pathology report thoroughly. We won a $2.25 million settlement in reimbursement for our client’s many surgeries, pain and medical expenses.

$2,000,000.00 – In this case, a woman had undergone a partial hysterectomy for fibroid tumors. After a series of unfortunate medical events and a costly misdiagnosis, she came to the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates for help. After her hysterectomy, she was told that her tumors weren’t deadly. The next year, she had yet another operation to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. A second pathology report indicated that she had malignant uterine sarcoma – a kind of cancer. Our legal experts examined her case, and found that the original slide taken after her partial hysterectomy had clearly shown cancerous cells. Additionally, the OBGYN did not refer her to a gynecologist, which only made her condition more problematic. Our client is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Our attorneys won a $2 million medical malpractice verdict for her. The case is in the process of being appealed.

$1,700,000.00 – In this nursing home neglect case, the doctor of a 72 year-old incapacitated man ordered to have the patient’s bed rails raised. A head nurse, (who we later found out, was practicing illegally in the U.S.), noticed that the bed had no rails at all on one side. So instead of calling a repairman to fix it, he just slid the bed against the wall – touching a radiator! Our client rolled onto the radiator during the night, and burned his legs so severely that he developed ulcers and had to have his legs amputated. Our team performed a systematic and comprehensive investigation, and through our diligence, we won a $1.7 million verdict for our client.

$1,400,000.00 – After losing his footing and falling down the stairs in a high-rise apartment building, a teenage boy sustained several injuries. Soon after the accident, the boy developed a reaction to antibiotics, which led to an infection called MRSA. This infection required several surgeries on his hip. Our team established a direct connection between the boy’s injury and his expensive surgeries. We proved that the scrapes the boy suffered in his slip and fall caused MRSA infection. We achieved a $1.4 million settlement for the family through a process known as “binding mediation”.

$1,250,000.00 – This assault case involved an 18 year-old young man who had been accused of stealing liquor from a grocery store. When the store security guard stopped the boy, there was a scuffle, and the security guard smashed the boy’s face info a shelf, resulting in partial blindness in one eye and near total blindness in the other. Despite his injuries, the boy was taken to trial and found not guilty. Meanwhile, the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates sued for damages from both the grocery store and the security guard’s insurance company. The grocery store paid $250,000, and the insurance company paid a sum of $1 million to the defendant.

$1,225,000.00 – A young woman was sitting in the bleachers enjoying a motor speedway event on May 21, 2004, when a racecar sped by and a baseball-sized rock flew up and hit her in the head. It struck her so hard that she had to go to the hospital for an emergency tracheostomy and brain surgery. She also suffered an excruciating condition known as a subdural hematoma, resulting in an operation known as a craniotomy. If that wasn’t terrible enough, she suffered hematoma in the left temporal region of her brain, which forced her to have a resection surgery. Amazingly, she did not incur any substantial brain damage, but the episode obviously disturbed her.

The speedway owners argued that the fence around the stands was enough to protect the crowd from any bodily harm. They maintained that warning signs about flying debris were posted, and they had built a double–layer chain link fence for protection. But we proved that the rock actually tore through a gap in the fence –– and that there weren’t any warning signs or waivers of liability.

Several physics experts worked for us day and night, and they eventually gathered enough evidence to prove that the rock came through the fence and not over it. Videos taken two weeks before the accident proved that the owners only had a single–layer fence –– with plenty of gaps that would allow a four-inch rock to pass through. This showed that the company had installed the double–layer fence and warning signs AFTER our client had gotten injured. Our comprehensive re-engineering and analytical work resulted in a settlement of $1,225,000 for the woman.

$1,150,000.00 – After moving to a new building in Chicago, a little boy set a fire in his family’s apartment. His sister suffered serious burns to her head after the incident. The smell of smoke caused the other family members to wake up and escape. We sought the help of one of America’s the top building fire code specialists to prove that circumstances in the little girl’s apartment were in violation of Chicago’s fire regulations. The apartment had no fire alarms at all. The front doorknob was also broken, which made it difficult for the panicked family to flee. Our detailed investigation returned a settlement of $1.15 million.

$1,000,000.00 – This Illinois workers compensation injury case involved a union painter who had suffered a tragic accident: a forklift drove over both of his legs, resulting in severe injuries. Our client had to have complicated surgeries on his crushed knee and elbow. The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates successfully argued that the painter could no longer actively do the job for which he was trained as a direct result of his wounds. We achieved a settlement of $1 million for the client.

$1,000,000.00 – In this Chicago auto accident case, the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates worked with a client who was a hemophiliac. He was in a car accident, and had sustained soft tissue injury to his finger. He had to take costly medicine for years after the accident to control the bleeding in his finger and avoid further difficulties. Our team determined that the client had undergone severe and ongoing pain, and obtained a settlement of $1 million – an amount that demonstrated the restrictions of insurance.

$1,000,000.00 – In another construction site injury case, a union steel worker and co-worker received instructions to complete a job on a site immediately after a heavy rain. Our client slipped and fell after attempting to move a 300 pound steel beam in these dangerous conditions. The worker required surgery for a severe back injury. The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. were able to obtain $1 million settlement for him, including a waiver of the workers’ compensation lien. (Illinois law states that an injured employee’s insurance company may claim any amount that was previously paid by a third party.)

$900,000.00 – Our client, a prisoner, suffered severe head injuries after an altercation with his fellow inmates. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. But there was a mistake made with his medication, and he suffered further complications, eventually passing away. The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates managed to obtain a settlement for our client’s family of $900,000 for this tragic medical malpractice.

$600,000.00 – A restaurant owner was showing his new hunting rifle to a friend when it accidentally went off and fired a shot in our client’s leg. Due to the severity of the injuries, the leg had to be amputated below the knee. Our attorneys examined this accidental shooting situation and amassed the maximum amount possible through the restaurant owner’s business insurance policy and from the shooter’s homeowner’s policy. The settlement totaled at $600,000.

$600,000.00 – In this products liability case, our client, a woman in her mid-fifties, suffered serious burns while cooking. An oven mitt she had been using touched the gas flame. It caught on fire, and within seconds, her nightgown ignited as well. She suffered third degree burns on her breasts and chest. Our group of attorneys filed a products liability claim. To conclude exactly what had happened, we hired an expert to replicate the event in a laboratory backdrop. This intense demonstration convinced what might have otherwise been an unlikely defense, to reimburse our client for $600,000 in damages.

$500,000.00 – The infant child of our client died because of fetal distress related complications. The woman arrived at the hospital ready to give birth, and in the middle of labor, the negligent staff left her alone in a room for many hours, despite the fact that her baby showed clear signs of fetal distress. The baby had already passed away when a nurse finally came back to check on her. Understandably, no amount of money can truly compensate for such a heartbreaking loss, but nevertheless, our legal team secured $500,000 for the woman in this appalling medical malpractice case.

$390,000.00 – Our client, an 81 year-old disabled stroke victim, passed away due to pressure ulcer complications. The ulcers were caused by neglectful nursing care. Our team was able to prove that the nursing home staff did not give adequate treatment or preventative measures, and failed to avoid further complications after the condition was obvious. Additionally, the nursing home had no records of our client’s pressure ulcer care, and the nurse did not even know the difference between stage 1 and stage 2 bedsores. We collected a reimbursement for our client’s estate of $390,000 to make up for the nursing home’s failure in identifying, counteracting, and healing the ulcers.

$300,000.00 – After falling out of bed, our client (also nursing home occupant) suffered severe discomfort and complications from a broken hip. Surgery was needed. The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman established that the staff had not correctly safeguarded our client, who was a known fall risk. We obtained a settlement of $300,000 for his pain and suffering, medical costs and other damages.

$250,000.00 – In this brutal case, a 21 year-old man was deliberately run over in a vehicle by his angry girlfriend. He suffered terrible, life threatening injuries from the accident. His girlfriend pled guilty and is serving a life sentence in prison, but our client did not live to see the satisfaction. He died in the hospital within a week. Given the disfigured state our client was in, it was challenging to prove that medical malpractice had in fact decreased his chances for survival. But that is exactly what happened. The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates called in an expert to prove that doctors had inserted a chest tube too late, and that their carelessness affected the patient’s chances of survival. We collected $250,000 for our client’s estate.

$175,000.00 – In another nursing home neglect case, our client developed two serious pressure ulcers due to lying on her back. One was on her left heel, and the other was on her sacral (lower spine) region. Her ulcers progressed to stage 4 in just two months due to the carelessness and inattentiveness of the nursing home. The ulcer on her left heel became infected, and the infection spread to her left heel bone. The ulcer on her sacral region also became infected, and antibiotics did not help. Our client developed sepsis (blood poisoning) and passed away. We established that the nursing home’s slackness contributed to our client’s weakening health. The staff did not provide her with a low-pressure mattress or turn / reposition her. Furthermore, they didn’t keep her from continuously lying on her back. The case settled for $175,000.

$150,000.00 – A 69 year-old bedridden stroke victim was confined to a nursing home bed. During a visit, our client’s wife noticed that his foot was wrapped in a bandage. Since the client was unable to speak, we inspected the nursing home’s care, and it turned out that he had fallen out of his damaged bed and wounded his foot. The nursing home staff failed to prevent the fall and to care properly for the wound to his lower left extremity. The wound became severely infected, and our client had to have his left leg amputated above the knee. Our team methodically built a case against this careless nursing home and eventually acquired $150,000.

$150,000.00 – While in a nursing home’s care, our client, a 79 year-old man, developed multiple decubitus ulcers. Our legal team showed that the nursing home staff had been careless in many respects. First, the staff did not turn and reposition our client as is normally necessary. Also, the staff did not monitor his diet; and the client’s albumin levels dropped dramatically. Finally, after pressure ulcers developed, the staff did not institute any preventative measures. Consequently, the ulcers quickly advanced to stage 4, weakening our client’s immune system and contributing to his death. We obtained damages of $150,000 for his estate.

These represent just a few of the thousands of personal injury cases we have successfully won.