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Willens Law Offices are a top-rated birth injury law firm headquartered in Chicago, serving all of Illinois. Representing the injured is our area of expertise. We do not represent corporations. We don’t represent insurance companies. We don’t represent physicians in malpractice cases. We focus exclusively on representing children and their families who were injured by someone else’s negligence.
Whether your baby has suffered premature birth, delayed delivery, birth trauma, cerebral palsy, or was victim of a delivery room error… We can help. We charge no legal fees until we succeed in obtaining you a monetary recovery. You can count on us fighting hard to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Matthew L. Willens, the founder of our firm, is recognized nationally and by the Illinois legal community as among the best of the best lawyers in Chicago. On the national level, he has been selected for membership into the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. This places him in the nation’s top 1% of attorneys. In Illinois, he is rated as one of the best and voted best by his peers, year after year. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in birth injury law and medical malpractice, as well as a “Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer.” This is a distinguished honor given to less than 1% of Illinois lawyers.
Over the past two decades, Mr. Willens has been instrumental in obtaining numerous million-dollar-plus recoveries on behalf of clients in a wide variety of injury cases. One of the verdicts he was involved in was recognized by The National Law Journal as one that year’s Top 100 Verdicts in the country. One of the medical malpractice verdicts he helped secure set a state record.
We don’t churn out cases, settling them for a fraction of their full value. As our client, you get the attention and respect you deserve...whether you have a multi-million-dollar case or not. We answer our phones and promptly return e-mails. We communicate with you while we aggressively pursue justice on your behalf. We dedicate the time and resources it takes to be successful for you. We Never Settle For Less.
We know that a birth injury case has the potential to take over a person’s life, making it difficult to move forward. Our award-winning team of attorneys and staff help people take control of their situation so they can focus on what matters most… Getting back on track.
Our legal teams varied and extensive experience with birth injury and medical malpractice law is a true asset to their clients. Our attorneys not only have years of litigation and negotiation experience working for victims… They also have Matthew L. Willens’ insider expertise as a former management-level insurance company employee. Additionally, an associate at the firm, David Baez, spent the first part of his career as a defense attorney who represented insurance companies. As the our clients have said in the past, “It’s like they know the other team’s playbook!”
The plaintiff went to a Chicago hospital for delivery of twins via cesarean section. In the delivery room, a suspicious rash was recognized on one of the twins and later, fecal and urine cultures confirmed the presence of candida. She was started on prophylactic anti-fungal medicine and is healthy. The other twin was clear of any rash and though she was at risk for fungal infection, she was not treated in a timely manner. Later, a head ultrasound and MRI confirmed the diagnosis and damage to her brain. A lawsuit was filed on the plaintiff’s behalf. The case was vigorously defended by lawyers for the physician and the hospital that he worked for over 3 years. Eventually, a mediation took place at which time the defendants offered $3,000,000 to settle, which the plaintiff rejected. It was not until trial that the case settled for $10,000,000.
Birth injury cases are among the most complicated medical malpractice cases to litigate. With years of experience in birth trauma litigation our legal team has the skills, the resources and experience necessary to address and win a wide variety of birth injury cases. Our legal team has secured millions of dollars in compensation for birth injury victims.
With decades of hands-on experience working with top healthcare professionals in labor and delivery, our legal team has access to some of the top medical professionals in the world. As in many types of medical malpractice cases, high quality expert are essential in obtaining justice.
Our firm was established to focus on the unique needs of our clients. We work with top medical, life-planning, and forensics experts to determine the causes and extent of injuries, prognoses of victims, and areas of medical negligence. Our passion for helping birth injury victims allows our attorneys to deliver unrivaled legal services for your family.
Willens Law Offices have helped the families of children across Illinois get the compensation they need for a secure future.
We strive to give the utmost personal attention to each child and family we represent.