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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

Romanucci & Blandin ranked as a “Best Law Firm” For 2021 by U.S. News & World Report

Posted on: November 6th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (November 6, 2020) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a national personal injury trial firm primarily based in Chicago, has been named to the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List. The firm received a Tier 1 ranking in the Chicago region for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs Liability Litigation, and Claimants Workers’ Compensation Law. The firm also received a Tier 3 ranking for Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law. Romanucci & Bla ... Read More

2020 Chicago Lawyer Settlement Report Lists Romanucci & Blandin Among Top Ten Firms in Illinois

Posted on: October 30th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
Romanucci & Blandin is proud to share the firm was ranked among the top ten law firms in the state of Illinois, settling cases totaling $38,850,000 between July 2019 and June 2020. The news was published in Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s 2020 Settlement Report which shares the results from the Jury Verdict Reporter’s annual analysis. This year’s report features 118 firms with settlements of $500,000 or more between July 2019 and June 2020. According to Chicago Lawyer, thanks to COVID ... Read More

Managing Partner Gina A. DeBoni Named Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Services by the Prestigious Stevie® Awards

Posted on: October 12th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (October 12, 2020) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a national litigation firm primarily based in Chicago, announces Managing Partner Gina A. DeBoni has been named the winner of the Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Services, 11-2,5000 employees award, in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.  Gina was awarded the Gold trophy, the highest level.  Gina was recognized for her work on behalf of a client whose 16-year-old daughter was murdered and was a vict ... Read More

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