Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Personal injury and wrongful death cases can stem from a wide variety of sources ranging from product liability to aviation accidents. The personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at our Chicago, Illinois firm handle these and all types of cases with the best interests of our clients in mind.

Personal Injury

You may have been injured through the carelessness, negligence, or irresponsible behavior of another individual or organization. While those responsible in criminal cases are punished with fines and/or jail, those responsible for personal injury are required to pay damages to compensate the victim. The experienced team of personal injury lawyers at Gary D. McCallister & Associates in Chicago, Illinois can help you obtain the compensation to which you are legally entitled.

Some typical personal Injury cases include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Burn Injuries
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice (injuries caused by a health care provider or medical product)
  • Premises Liability (injuries occurring on home or business property)
  • Product Liability (accidents caused by defective or dangerous products such as power tools, motor vehicles, or household chemicals)
  • Recreational Accidents (bicycle, boat and snowmobile accidents; sports or hunting accidents)
  • Vehicle Accidents (car, truck, or motorcycle accidents)
  • And many others

If you have suffered a personal injury from product liability, a car accident, or other situation, contact a personal injury lawyer at Gary D. McCallister & Associates, LLC located in Chicago, Illinois for a case evaluation.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims are claims in which someone has been killed due to the negligence or fault of another. The wrongful death lawyers at our Chicago, Illinois, firm have seen wrongful death cases arise from motor vehicle accidents, defective products, construction accidents, negligent medical practice, and various other causes. Wrongful death claims attempt to recover damages for surviving family members and may include compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as loss of companionship. The goal of a wrongful death lawsuit is to alleviate any financial stress for surviving relatives of the deceased.

Our attorneys understand how difficult wrongful death cases can be. These suits become very emotional and draining, so it is important to contact a lawyer who is dedicated to your wrongful death case. Our firm in Chicago, Illinois has the experience of dealing with wrongful death cases and we are familiar with the laws that apply to these types of claims. We will fight aggressively to obtain the compensation your family deserves and to hold the individuals responsible for your loved one’s death liable for their negligent actions. Contact Gary D. McCallister & Associates today to learn more or to schedule a review of your case.

Other Practice Areas

In addition to complex wrongful death and personal injury cases, our Chicago, Illinois firm also handles cases involving antitrust cases, commercial litigation, class action lawsuits, pharmaceutical cases, and more. We will fight to protect your rights.

Antitrust

The cases we handle in this area of our practice involve protecting clients who are the victims of unfair competition. Unfair competition can harm individual consumers and businesses alike. Unfair competition may take the form of controlling or fixing prices, exclusionary conduct, such as exclusive dealing arrangements, termination of dealerships and franchise arrangements, unfair acts involving intellectual property and patents, and deceptive acts and practices among others. Our Chicago firm has experience in handling cases in a wide variety of industries.

Complex Commercial

Our firm is called upon to assist individuals and businesses in handling cases involving complex business and contract disputes. This often takes the form of alternative dispute resolution involving mediation and arbitration as well. While our representation generally involves the litigation and trial of these types of cases, we are also consulted with regard to these issues before litigation occurs.

Multi-District Class Action

Multi-District class action lawsuits involve many plaintiffs whose individual claims combine to create a major case. Class action lawsuits are often filed against large corporations with vast resources. While, in comparison, the individual plaintiffs may have small claims, together their accusations can be powerful. Some issues span multiple districts, creating a meaningful but complicated claim. Our Chicago, Illinois firm has experience representing consumers and businesses in multi-district class action lawsuits. We understand the issues pertinent to this complex field of law. We have the resources and expertise necessary for success.

Pharmaceutical Cases

Fen Phen is the name given to a combination of fenfluramine (Pondimin) and phentermine (e.g. Fastin, Ionamin), two drugs used together in the 1990s to promote weight loss. Dexfenfluramine (Redux) was sometimes substituted for fenfluramine. Both of these two drugs affect the levels of serotonin in the brain, thereby suppressing the appetite.

Medical science has shown in various studies that these appetite suppressant drugs are associated with the development of valvular heart disease involving the mitral and aortic valves as well as a more rare but severe disease known as primary pulmonary hypertension. These findings and other factors resulted in these drugs being withdrawn from the market by American Home Products Corporation in September 1997.

Our Chicago, Illinois, firm has been involved in all aspects of the diet drugs litigation including the successful resolution of claims in the MDL class action settlement claims process with the AHP Settlement Trust, in cases filed in various state and federal courts, and more recently by the filing of new claims with the AHP Settlement Trust and the filings of new cases in the state court located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We invite you to discuss your claim with our firm, which has substantial experience in the handling of heart valve and pulmonary arterial hypertension claims and cases.

Aminoglycocides

Aminoglycosides are a family of antibiotic drugs that are frequently prescribed by doctors to fight serious infections. These drugs are also known as Gentamicin Sulfate, Tobramycin Sulfate, Neomycin Sulfate and Amikacin Sulfate. Aminoglycosides may be given by themselves or in combination with other antibiotics. Generally these drugs are administered intravenously to in-patients and out-patients. Aminoglycosides are known to have significant adverse reactions in patients such as nephro-toxicity (toxic reaction to the kidneys resulting in kidney failure) and oto-toxicity (toxic reaction to the vestibular system – inner ear resulting in a permanent imbalance, hearing loss, and other related problems).

Many times patients are not informed about the serious adverse events that may follow the administration of these drugs; are not properly determined to be a suitable candidate to receive these drugs; or are not properly monitored and followed by physicians, nurses, home health care or pharmacy services responsible for the ongoing care of the patient.

The resulting injuries that flow from the improper prescribing or monitoring of these drugs can have long lasting and disabling effects. Renal failure (kidney failure) and vestibular injury (loss of balance), including oscillopsia (where things appear to be moving when they are not upon normal head movement), will have a profound effect on a person’s ability to remain employed and to go about the normal activities of daily living.

We consult with leading doctors about these conditions in the handling of our cases as well working with a patients’ support group.

Contact Gary D. McCallister & Associates, LLC

For more information about personal injury, wrongful death, or any of our Chicago, Illinois firm’s practice areas, contact Gary D. McCallister & Associates, LLC today.