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Posted on: December 21st, 2018 by Romanucci & Blandin

CHICAGO, IL – (December 17, 2018) Attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC received a positive verdict of $1,330,000 last week on behalf of their client whose life was significantly altered in December of 2006 after being rear ended on the Kennedy Expressway. The plaintiff, a 53-year-old female continues to suffer chronic pain despite treatment with physical therapy, spinal injections and an anterior cervical fusion surgery – all while the defendant admitted negligence, but denied that the plaintiff sustained injuries in the 2006 collision and denied that any injury she did sustain was to the nature and extent claimed.

The complaint alleges that after the impact in 2006, the plaintiff felt an immediate onset of neck pain, but declined an ambulance at the scene, hoping that the pain would resolve over the next few days. A month later, an MRI showed degenerative changes and herniated discs at C5/C6 and C6/C7. On December 12, 2009, the plaintiff was again involved in a rear-end collision which resulted in a trip to the ER and an increase in her long-standing neck pain. In September of 2012, she underwent surgery, receiving a 1 level anterior cervical fusion at C5/C6. Post-operatively, pain was reduced, but not resolved. Presently, the plaintiff continues to treat for the now chronic neck pain which significantly limits her daily activities and has been present since the 2006 collision.


“Our team was able to get an excellent recovery even though the first MRI showed significant degenerative changes and despite the client only starting spinal injections and cervical fusion surgery after a subsequent collision three years later,” said plaintiff’s attorney, Michael E. Holden, Senior Associate at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC.


“This verdict brings to culmination years of litigation for our client where the defendant continued to deny the harm he caused to this woman,” added plaintiff’s attorney, Vincent Arrigo, Associate at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC. “We are confident this verdict will be able to aid in her treatment which she will undoubtedly have to undergo for the rest of her life.”


Romanucci & Blandin Senior Associate, Michael E. Holden and Associates Vincent Arrigo and Michael R. Grieco assisted in representing the plaintiff.

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