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Pfaff Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Bruce R. Pfaff, the founding shareholder of Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers at the 2017 Spring Meeting of the College in Boca Raton, Florida. Fellowship in the College is an invitation-only honor extended to the best the trial bar in the United States and Canada. 

A Very Nice Settlement and Why Its Terms are Confidential

We recently settled a difficult liability case against a hospital, a medical corporation that employed a neurologist, and other parties. Our client suffered a spinal cord injury. Her future needs will be provided for and she is well pleased with the settlement. Bruce Pfaff, Matt Ports, and the firm's staff worked very hard on the case for years.

Pfaff, Gill & Ports to Chair ABOTA Masters in Trial® Program

Please join us for the ABOTA Masters in Trial program on March 10, 2017 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The program includes excellent lawyers, CLE credit,and cocktails to follow. Register online at ABOTAMastersInTrial.org. Online registration is open to new and experienced lawyers until March 6, 2017.

Bruce Pfaff Quoted in Article on Expert Witnesses in Chicago Lawyer Magazine

Attorney Bruce Pfaff was quoted in an article, "The Elephant in the Room," by Emily Donovan, which was published today by the Chicago Lawyer magazine. In the article, Pfaff shares his thoughts on the process of researching and retaining expert witnesses -- as well as the often challenging task of finding doctors willing to testify as experts for plaintiffs in medical malpractices cases.

Bruce Pfaff Included In 23rd Edition Of The Best Lawyers In America®

Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. is proud to announce that founder Bruce R. Pfaff has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in the following practice areas: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs. 

Pfaff, Gill & Ports Files Tazewell County Wrongful Death Suit

Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. filed a new lawsuit today in Tazewell County Circuit Court against Pekin Hospital, Pekin ProHealth, Inc., and the estate of Dr. Dwayne McQuitty.  The suit was filed on behalf of the surviving wife of a 35-year-old Pekin man who bled to death in April after a negligently performed kidney operation, and failure of the doctors and hospital employees to diagnose and treat post-operative internal bleeding.

$1.8M Settlement for Wrongful Death of Newborn

Matthew D. Ports of Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. recently negotiated a $1.8 million settlement for the wrongful death of a newborn, survived by his loving mother and father. We claimed that the delivering physician and the nurses failed to identify the baby's deteriorating condition as could be seen on the fetal monitoring strips. We believe that a c-section done at any time in the hours before delivery would have easily saved the child.

Firm News - Bruce Pfaff & Matt Ports negotiate $5M Medical Malpractice Settlement

Bruce R. Pfaff and Matthew D. Ports of Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., recently settled a medical malpractice case on behalf of a 64-year-old woman who was negligently treated at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights back in May 2011.  On December 30, 2015, Judge James N. O'Hara approved the $5 million settlement agreement that was reached between the family,  three defendants doctors, their employer, Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana, and the hospital.  The case was set to begin trial on January 4, 2016, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

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