After a twelve day jury trial in Winnebago County, David Faulkner, on March 10, 2017, obtained a not guilty verdict in favor of SwedishAmerican Hospital. Plaintiff made the claim that alleged physician and nursing mishandling of a shoulder dystocia delivery led to birth asphyxia, cognitive delays and a brachial plexus injury. Plaintiff sought $4,200,000.00 in.. read more →

05 Jan 2017
January 5, 2017

Jury Trial in Federal Court for Local Clients

In an example of a non healthcare client taking advantage of the Office’s trial expertise, area clients retained David Faulkner as local defense counsel and assisting trial counsel in a six day jury trial before the Honorable Frederick J. Kapala of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Western Division, Rockford)… read more →

In October of 2014, Dave Faulkner obtained a not guilty verdict in favor of a cardiologist in a two week jury trial, successfully asserting a “causation only” defense. Plaintiff asked the jury to award $7 million in the claimed wrongful death of an employed, 49 year old, married, mother of two children. Even though the.. read more →

14 Jan 2014
January 14, 2014

$3 Million Jury Request Rebuffed

In March of 2013, Dave Faulkner obtained a not guilty verdict for a local gastroenterologist and his group. The patient, who experienced a colon perforation and colectomy following a follow-up colonoscopy, claimed that he had not been appropriately advised about the risks. He argued that he was never informed that, as an ulcerative colitis patient,.. read more →

On March 15, 2012, a jury returned a verdict on behalf of Rockford Memorial Hospital. Plaintiff claimed that the Hospital had failed to maintain the patient’s NPO status. The originally scheduled afternoon surgery was moved to the morning and the patient aspirated material upon induction of anesthesia. Lead trial counsel, David Faulkner and Brandi Chudoba,.. read more →