Our Firm | Romanucci & Blandin
Romanucci & Blandin, a Chicago Personal Injury law firm, founded by successful personal injury attorneys Antonio M. Romanucci and Stephan D. Blandin, is one of Illinois’ top plaintiff’s personal injury and civil trial practice law firms.
We represent individuals and their families in catastrophic personal injury matters, including traumatic brain injuries, as well as wrongful death and workers’ compensation cases. These cases come to us as the result of construction negligence and accidents, aviation tragedies, medical malpractice incidents, premises liability, nursing home negligence and accidents, accidents that are a result of police car chases and victims of burn injuries.
Top Chicago, Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers
Since our inception as a firm almost 15 years ago, we have won more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts within the last 15 years, with dozens of those cases exceeding $1 million. To have accomplished this milestone in such a short time frame requires a very special set of legal knowledge and skills, and an unsurpassed passion for justice. The attorneys in our firm possess those skills and the passion, handling every aspect of your case so you can care for your loved ones in their time of need. We provide ongoing support so you and your family are better able to cope with your loved one’s injury, or your loss.
Our referring resources and clients tell us there are several factors that set us apart, including our record of success, our depth of experience, tireless and thorough preparation, our talented, hard-working attorneys and support staff, and our caring, compassionate advocacy in the courtroom to fight for the rights of those whose lives have been changed forever.
Over the years, we have gone head to head against some of the nation’s largest, most powerful corporations, hospitals, manufacturers, insurance companies, construction companies and municipalities. We have won case after case against these industry giants because we present the complete facts, the reasoning and the need for justice that juries cannot ignore. Ultimately, these companies are held accountable for their actions.
Our Firm Results
In a Cook County record verdict in 2009, for example, a Cook County jury awarded the parents of a ten-year-old boy with a $22.3 million verdict in a medical negligence case arising out of the care and treatment on May 29, 1999 at Advocate Christ Medical Center/Hope Children’s Hospital, in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. Sadly, the negligence resulted in the loss of the boy’s left leg and other disabilities. The jury agreed with the plaintiff’s contentions that the hospital and staff were negligent in that they failed to make a timely diagnosis of the boy’s shunt problem; improperly subjected him to an unnecessary cardiac catheterization; improperly applied a pressure dressing to the boy’s left leg and also failed to remove it in a timely fashion; failed to monitor his pulse; and improperly destroyed an echocardiogram. Now, the boy and his parents will never need to worry again about his receiving quality care.
In another case, a female construction worker, who suffered incomplete paraplegia when a five-foot trench collapsed on her body, was awarded a $5,550,000 settlement as the result of injuries. She will have the care she needs the rest of her life.
In addition to our extraordinary successes on behalf of our clients, we have worked hard to change laws and rules that make the world safer. Our advocacy work on behalf of the American Association for Justice has resulted in not only restitution to victims and their families, but has led to changes that make our country safer for everyone. Thanks to the civil justice system, asbestos is no longer used in schools and public buildings, and workers are no longer exposed to its ill effects. And thanks to this same system, insurance companies, who refuse to pay just claims, employ hardball tactics against policyholders and raise premiums while hoarding excessive profits, are now being examined. Why? Because the insurance industry continues to enjoy its highest profits ever, all at the expense of consumers. The American Association for Justice has conducted extensive research to examine insurance company greed and how consumers can hold them accountable.
In another example, Little League International changed its rules in early 2011 to prohibit the use of metal baseball bats. Romanucci & Blandin has been a passionate advocate for a ban on metal baseball bats by youth leagues. In 2008, we supported the introduction of a bill in the Illinois State Legislature that would have banned metal bats. Sadly, the bill never made it out of committee. In 2009, we launched an all-out effort to have an ordinance passed by the Chicago City Council that would have banned the use of metal bats by local youth leagues. After a half-day of testimonies, the ordinance failed to get the committee votes needed to make it to the City Council floor for a full vote.
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If you have questions regarding your personal injury case, contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 458-1000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.