Medical Liability

Our excellent track record in the medical arena is impressive and well established. It explains the long standing relationships we have with many of the major teaching hospitals in the State of Illinois, as well as with clinics, practice groups, major medical insurers, and individual medical professionals. We are actively engaged in medical litigation throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.

The attorneys who make up Cassiday Schade’s Medical Liability Group are skilled in combining their knowledge of medicine with applicable law. We work aggressively and in partnership with the client to achieve the most favorable outcome at the earliest possible time. We conduct an early evaluation for our clients and promptly furnish them with our opinions regarding defensibility and damages. We have a number of partners who are seasoned in the workup and trial of medical negligence actions, and they are supported by a strong team of associates and paralegals, many of whom have medical backgrounds. Our experience and reputation give us access to the most qualified consultants and experts, with whom we work closely in the handling of these lawsuits.

The medical actions we defend are approached individually and with the highest level of professional consideration and attention. We know that each case is the most important case we have for a given client. We recognize the potential economic exposure to our clients, as well as the potential for damage to reputation and professional standing.

In addition to medical liability lawsuits, we also represent physicians before the Department of Professional Regulation. No case that we handle has more potential downside to a physician than an action before the Department of Professional Regulation, given the potential for withdrawal or encumbrance upon his or her license.

Our firm is proud to represent the medical profession. A number of our medical attorneys have been recognized as leading litigators in the State of Illinois. We regularly offer lectures to medical staffs of the hospitals we represent and to client medical groups in order to assist them in avoiding litigation and handling lawsuits when they are sued.  Members of the firm frequently attend seminars and prepare articles on cutting edge legal/medical issues. We report to our clients regarding the status of case law and statutes so that they can remain current and informed. Cassiday Schade is known in the legal community as a leader in the defense of medical liability cases, a reputation that has been hard-earned and well-earned, over the course of the many years the firm has been in business.