Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Chicago, Illinois
What Should You Do If Seriously Injured in an Accident?
If you or a loved one is seriously injured in an accident, then you should consult with a catastrophic injury lawyer Chicago, IL trusts who can guide you through the legal process. The first step though is always your health. Catastrophic injuries can involve serious bone breaks, embolic events, loss of limbs, paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputations and events leading up to and including death. Of course, the firs priority is not your accident attorney, but your physician who needs to help you heal. But during that trying time of recovery, you need to make sure someone has your economic interests at heart, since you may be missing work, have mounting medical and other bills and no end of the suffocating physical and financial pain that an accident can bring.
One of the interesting facets of most Chicago catastrophic injury lawyers is that they are only paid if they win your case and they are paid a percentage of the recovery if successful. Thus, a contingency basis attorney is incentivized to obtain for you every penny you deserve, because more money for you is more money for them as well. But its not just about the money, its about justice too.
Many catastrophic injuries occur as a result of the negligence or gross negligence of someone or a company. Some dovetail into other areas of law such as mass torts, when multiple people are injured by the same product. For example, some of the more prevalent mass tort injuries right now are:
- Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
- Benzene related Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
- Benzene induced Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
- Benzene Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Asbestos Mesothelioma
- IVC injuries -shattered, broken or displaced Inferior Vena Cava Filters
- Roundup Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
Think of these mass torts what you may, but you have to understand that the big companies may have you believing talcum powder is safe, but as of this writing over three different juries awarded women with ovarian cancer over $100 million dollars when after reviewing the objective evidence concluded there was a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Further, a recent jury in New Jersey concluded there was a link to talcum powder and mesothelioma. These subtle issues, but difficult and expensive proofs are why you need a catastrophic injury lawyer in Chicago, IL who has a track record of litigating against these big companies, just like Jason T. Brown, the head of the firm and former FBI Special Agent has.
Other injuries that qualify as catastrophic often involve trucking accidents – based on the weight of those vehicles and the almost immediate representation a trucker has a truck accident lawyer should be retained for your side as well. Other motor vehicle accidents, constructions accidents, medical malpractice, serious slip and falls can all have catastrophic consequences as well. Almost any accident may be actionable under the law, but a Chicago, IL catastrophic injury lawyer at Brown, LLC, only handle cases for the seriously injured – but we still would provide free consultations if you have a case or think you have a case.
Oftentimes, we’re contacted to find out if we handle property damage cases, and the short answer is no, we don’t. The firm does handle other high profile litigation such as qui tam, also known as whistleblower litigation, sexual harassment lawsuits, and commercial litigation.
If you were seriously injured time is not on your side. Evidence disappears and the wrongdoer will have a head start while you’re recovering the hospital. You should speak with a catastrophic injury lawyer Chicago, IL trusts who can guide you in your time of need and help you obtain the recovery you deserve.
Any leading whistleblower law firm tackling the tens of billions of dollars stolen from the
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The False Claim Act, also referred to as the “Lincoln Law,” is a very well-known
The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) recently announced that it has identified over $80 billion in
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as HIPAA, is intended to protect
100 Million Dollar Settlement Fund for Women Injured by a New Birth Control Product
Jason T. Brown was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases on behalf of women who sustained blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and death from a new Birth control Product. Jason T. Brown’s prior firm was on the PSC (Plaintiff Steering Committee) and served as liaison counsel in the state mass tort action. The firm is no longer accepting new cases.
Tens of Millions in Settlements for Mass Tort Injuries and Class Actions
$7 Million Plus Settlement for Consumer Fraud
$7 Million Dollar Commercial Litigation Settlement
Millions in Settlements for Women Injured by New Generation Hormonal Product
Women who sustained blood clots from a new Generation Hormonal Product received and continue to receive compensation for their injuries. Compensable injuries include Pulmonary Embolisms (PE), Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Strokes and Death. The firm is still investigating and accepting cases.
Nationwide $3.5 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of at home call center workers who were not paid for all their time worked including boot up time, technical time and other time. Workers were told by the company that boot up time which lasted 15 minutes or more was not paid because it was considered their commute to work. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
$3.2 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of workers who were misclassified as salaried exempt from overtime. The employer led employees to believe that they had to work unlimited hours over 40 without overtime compensation even though based on their job duties it was alleged they were entitled to overtime pay.
$2.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action
Lawsuit was brought as a class action on behalf of workers who worked in excess of 40 hours a week and were not paid overtime. The employer was forcing them to work “off the clock” for those hours and failed to pay proper overtime compensation.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for False Claims Act (Whistleblower Case)
“$2 Million Dollar False Claims Act (FCA) Settlement – Unnecessary Services”
A case against GenomeDx was brought alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and the California Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act regarding unnecessary services such as the testing of tissues that did not need to be tested. The case resulted in a $350,000 whistleblower award.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for Truck Accident Victim
Our firm was Of Counsel to a serious truck accident case involving a trucking accident with multiple injuries.
Nationwide $1.3 Million Judgment against Future Income Payments and Scott Kohn for Consumer Fraud
Scott Kohn and Future Income Payments conspired to defraud veterans out of their hard earned pensions by offering them loans at loanshark rates and claiming it was a “purchase” not a loan.
$1.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Case
Misclassified employees under the FLSA were not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40. Due to a confidentiality agreement specific details are intentionally omitted.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Employment Litigation
Judgment for misclassification under the FLSA including maximum damages under State and Federal Laws, plus an incentive fee for the lead plaintiff with attorney fees paid separately. The case involved a worker who was paid a day rate regardless of the amount of hours worked per day and per week.
Class Action Jury Trial
Workers alleged that they were misclassified according to their job duties. The Defendant claimed an administrative exemption under the FLSA and state law. Misclassification cases under the FLSA are the cases most often tried due to non-monetary considerations. Jury Trial lasted three weeks. Settlement offered in lieu of appeal.
Acquittal at Trial
Despite videotaped evidence that the prosecutor alleged incriminated the defendant, Mr. Brown was able to obtain an acquittal at trial for his client. Please note, that while we, the Brown, LLC will provide consultations in defense matters, the firm spends most of its time litigating complex litigation such as class actions, mass torts and catastrophic injuries.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Wage & Hour Dispute
Wage & Hour dispute on behalf of hourly employees who were not paid time and a half for hours in excess of 40. Employees were granted double damages for all their time with attorney fees and costs paid separately.
Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Workers were compelled to come into work 15 minutes early to set up, but were not paid for their set up time. Gap issues aside, workers received double damages for the time worked for 3 years’ worth of pay with attorney fees paid separately.
This is a non-exhaustive list of prior results and successes of Jason T. Brown and the Brown, LLC. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
For more information about each award see Awards & Accolades – All cases involve Jason T. Brown and/ or Brown, LLC
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