Passen Law Group represented the estate of a man who was a pedestrian struck and killed by a car driven by a woman with inadequate insurance. Fortunately, our client had substantial Uninsured Motorist (UM) and Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage on his auto insurance policy. UM/UIM coverage allows you — in the event you or your family… Read More
Representing motorcycle crash victims always presents unique challenges in overcoming the stigma some people associate with motorcyclists. The defendants, and their lawyers, seek to capitalize off that stigma by blaming the motorcyclist for causing the crash — even when there is no evidence that the motorcyclist did anything wrong. Such was the case in a… Read More
Passen Law Group represented a man who was driving past a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus, when the bus abruptly pulled out and struck our driver’s car. By all accounts, it was a low-speed impact. Nevertheless, our client — who had pre-existing degeneration of his cervical spine — suffered a substantial injury to his cervical… Read More
Passen Law Group represented the estate of a man who suffered a bile duct injury caused by the general surgeon’s negligence during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal surgery), resulting in the need for a corrective stenting procedure by a gastroenterologist. Weeks later, the man developed a periampulary bleed, and died. The defense argued this bleed was unrelated… Read More
Man severely burned in home explosion caused by ignition of defective concrete sealer vapors by water heater pilot light.
Result: $10.9 Million Jury Verdict
We represented a registered nurse who developed a bacterial infection, which was misdiagnosed by her primary care physician as pneumonia. She was prescribed the wrong antibiotics and, as a result, developed endocarditis. She required heart valve replacement surgery, and was unable to return to work as a nurse.
Child suffered traumatic brain injury in an unsupervised parochial school.
Result: $19 Million Jury Verdict
Married couple struck by fatigued driver of tractor-trailer on Chicago highway.
Result: $15 Million Settlement
Doctors fail to diagnose and treat a life-threatening blood condition, resulting in mother’s death.
Result: $4 Million Settlement
Mr. Passen Reaches $4.2 Million Settlement in Burn Injury / Explosion Case The case involved a worker who sustained severe burn injuries from an explosion occurring while repairing a gasoline storage tanker.