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Schneiderman Pours Cold Water on Plaintiff's Theory in Premises Liability Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Brad R. Schneiderman, obtained summary judgment on behalf of a Chicagoland hospital in a premises liability lawsuit.  The plaintiff’s theory of this case alleged her slip and fall caused a cerebrospinal fluid leak that necessitated neurosurgical intervention.  Plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell after stepping off a wet floor mat inside   Continue Reading »

Judge Dismisses Hospital with Prejudice from Ladder Lawsuit

Johnson & Bell Associates, David J. Thompson and Mackenzie J. Mahony, obtained summary judgment in favor of their hospital client in a premises liability matter involving a ladder lawsuit. In this case, a contractor hanging holiday decorations in the lobby of the hospital left his ladder unsecured, and it fell and struck the plaintiff. Plaintiff   Continue Reading »

Article Spotlights Johnson & Bell Women Attorneys in Role As First Chair

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin recently highlighted several Johnson & Bell women attorneys who have served as first chair trial attorneys.  The article, “Firm celebrates wins by women in first chair job,” notes that just 13 percent of cases had women attorneys appearing as lead counsel, according to a research report by the American Bar   Continue Reading »

Mahony, Thompson Secure Defense Verdict in $1.5M Hospital Negligence Case

After a five-day trial stemming from a lawsuit claiming hospital negligence, Johnson & Bell Associates, Mackenzie J. Mahony and David J. Thompson, obtained a defense verdict for their client, a hospital in the suburbs of Chicago. The plaintiff alleged that the hospital was negligent in its transport of the plaintiff, resulting in a laceration to   Continue Reading »

Katie Twardak “Ignites the Fight” Against Breast Cancer in Chicago

Johnson & Bell Attorney Katherine A. Twardak will serve as co-chair of the Susan G. Komen Chicago Ignite the Fight Gala on October 21, 2017, which is the organization’s 20th anniversary event. Ms. Twardak is co-chairing the event with her mother, Marcy A. Twardak. The Susan G. Komen Foundation’s mission is to save lives by   Continue Reading »

Stanzione, Bolde Secure Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case Against Indiana Hospital

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Sharon L. Stanzione, and Associate, Michael J. Bolde, received a defense verdict in favor of their hospital client in a medical malpractice wrongful death case. The case involved a 28-year-old woman who came to the emergency room with chest congestion and was treated by an ER doctor and staff, then discharged.   Continue Reading »

Renken, Marshall Secure Defense Verdict in $2.75M Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Hospital

After nearly four weeks at trial, Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Sammi L. Renken, and Associate, John C. Marshall, obtained a defense verdict for their client, a major academic hospital in Chicago. Plaintiff sought $2.75 million in damages. In this case, plaintiff alleged the hospital was negligent by failing to prevent and treat a sacral pressure   Continue Reading »

Brian C. Fetzer Elected to Society of Trial Lawyers Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of The Society of Trial Lawyers elected Brian C. Fetzer to its board on September 12, 2017. Founded in 1934, The Society of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only group that includes many of Chicago’s top trial lawyers on both the defense and plaintiffs’ sides. The Society encourages and fosters a spirit   Continue Reading »

LeFevour Helps Hospital Negotiate Labor Contract with AFSCME

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Genevieve M. LeFevour, recently concluded multiple rounds of collective bargaining as a lead negotiator for her hospital client and reached a new multi-year labor contract agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).  AFSCME represented the hospital’s nursing employees. Related Items: Johnson & Bell Trio Helps Hospital   Continue Reading »

Sydney P. Weathersby

Sydney P. Weathersby concentrates her practice in health care law, focusing on medical malpractice defense. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan and a J.D., Cum Laude, from the Valparaiso University Law School. While in law school, Ms. Weathersby was a member of the Law Review. As a Notewriter, she wrote   Continue Reading »
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