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The New Normal- Office Life Post Vaccine

Posted on: May 10th, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
In March 2021, our world was no longer as we knew it. It shut down, forcing business owners, including our law firm to re-imagine a new way of doing business. In a law firm setting, so much is gained by in-person communication, whether it be client meetings, depositions, collaboration amongst attorneys and staff, and mentoring, just to name a few. In an instant, our law firm went strictly remote- transitioning from a significantly hands-on office and an intensively collaborative environme ... Read More

Attorney Michael Grieco secures $500,000 settlement against Podiatrist in Lake County, Illinois

Posted on: March 23rd, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (March 23, 2021) –  Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announces that a medical malpractice case against a podiatrist in Lake County, Illinois has been settled for $500,000. The Plaintiff was represented by Attorney Michael Grieco. The motion call judge was Judge Joseph V. Salvi. The judge who mediated the case to resolution on March 2, 2021 was Judge Joseph N. Casciato (Ret.).  It is the highest reported settlement in a Lake County podiatry case in the last eight years.  The settleme ... Read More

Romanucci & Blandin Partners Take Part in Justinian Society Event to Benefit Maryville Children’s Healthcare Center

Posted on: March 22nd, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (March 22, 2021) –  Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announces that several of its attorneys, including Founding Partner Antonio M. Romanucci and Partner Frank A. Sommario, took part in the Justinian Society of Lawyers 19th annual Children’s Endowment Fund (CEF) Grant Reception on March 18, 2021. Justinian President Hon. Regina Scannicchio and Justinian Society’s Endowment Fund Chairman Sommario presented a $5,000.00 grant to the Maryville Academy – Maryville Children’s H ... Read More

The Nursing Home Shell Game Where Injured Patients Pay the Price

Posted on: February 23rd, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
By Stephan D. Blandin, Founding Partner, Romanucci & Blandin One of the fundamental assumptions in America is that if, for some unfortunate reason, you or someone you love is seriously injured or, heaven forbid, loses their life because of another person or organization, then you can ultimately find some justice in the court system. Maybe it’s in the form of criminal charges and a conviction. Or, in the case of civil litigation, it can be financial compensation to help make things rig ... Read More

Leading the Charge: Romanucci & Blandin’s Leadership Roles in Large-Scale Litigation

Posted on: February 15th, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
By: Bryce Hensley, Attorney at Law, Romanucci & Blandin At Romanucci & Blandin, we have the distinct privilege of representing clients in some of the largest and most devastating cases from around the world: the Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in Ethiopia; mass shootings in Las Vegas and Orlando; and claims nationwide for cancer caused by products like Roundup and Zantac. These cases bring together individuals who have all been injured, sickened, or otherwise harmed or killed by a common cause ... Read More

How COVID-19 has impacted Workers’ Compensation Cases

Posted on: February 12th, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
By Frank A. Sommario, Partner, Romanucci & Blandin On June 5, 2020, Governor Pritzker signed into law the Covid-19 Presumption Bill which stated that for purposes of the Illinois Workers Compensation Act or Occupational Disease Act, for front-line Workers and first responders who were exposed to and contracted Covid-19, there will be a rebuttable presumption that the exposure and contraction of the virus arose out of and was in the course of their employment, and that the disease was ca ... Read More

$500,000 Settlement in Slip and Fall Case at a Retail Store

Posted on: January 29th, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (January 29, 2021) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a national litigation firm primarily based in Chicago, announces a $500,000 settlement of a lawsuit involving a slip and fall at a Chicago-area retail store that occurred in September of 2017. The Plaintiff slipped and fell on a water spot on the floor at the retail store next to a display stand and broke her leg. The retail store did not have any warning or caution signs around the spill that occurred shortly before the Plaintiff ... Read More

Lead-Based Paint Remains a Serious Public Health Concern

Posted on: January 4th, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
By: Martin D. Gould, Attorney at Law, Romanucci & Blandin Imagine hearing that your once healthy two-year-old has lead poisoning, which may have caused permanent brain damage. It is every parent’s worst nightmare, and a nightmare one of our clients is currently living. When you hear this terrible news, the first questions you may ask is how did this happen? How was my child exposed to lead? Will he ever be back to normal? How could this have been prevented? Lead-based paint was widely ... Read More

ALL Workers’ Compensation (WC) Practicing Attorneys be AWARE!

Posted on: December 10th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
By: Frank A. Sommario, Partner, Romanucci & Blandin The Third Dist. IL Appellate court decision, Armstead v. National Freight, Inc.(2020 IL App (3d) 170777), may have significant ramifications for Workers' Compensation (WC)practitioners (and Pro Se claimants) because the court held that plaintiff’s personal injury (3rdparty) claim was barred by collateral estoppel based on the description of the injuries in the Pennsylvania WC settlement contract. Here, the plaintiff agreed that his injur ... Read More

Civil Litigation – Filling the Gaps of our Criminal Justice System by Advocating for Accountability, Compensation, and Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Posted on: December 9th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
By: Sarah E. King, Attorney at Law, Romanucci & Blandin Sexual violence is the most violent crime a person can survive. The key word here – is survive. These acts of violence are terrifyingly present in our society. One out of five women and one out of ten men will experience rape or attempted rape in their lives.1 Rates of sexual violence are even higher among lesbian women, gay men, and bisexual women.2 Despite these immense numbers, survivors who take the daunting but ... Read More

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