We're happy to share that Michael T. Gill and Matthew D. Ports were named to the 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list in the Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff practice area. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in Illinois. Congratulations to Mike and Matt on their selection to this year's list and for their ongoing dedication to representing victims and families harmed by medical negligence, defective products, construction negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and other unsafe or dangerous conditions.
Michael Gill of Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. settled a diving case on behalf of a 12-year-old girl who dove into an above ground pool at a classmate's birthday party and fractured her cervical spine. Plaintiff filed suit in the Circuit Court of Cook County, but was transferred to DeKalb County - 2013 IL App (1st) 130652. The case settled during mediation by Hon. Michael Mahoney (ret.), and was paid by: the homeowners; the pool's manufacturer (Kayak Pool Corporation); the seller and distributor (Kayak Pools Midwest); the manufacturer of a replacement liner (Latham); and three component part manufacturers.
A Cook County jury rendered a $6.4 million verdict yesterday in Trotter v. Waste Management of Illinois, Inc., No. 13 L 8411.