In the News
As leading medical malpractice and birth injury lawyers serving clients in Chicago, Milwaukee and nationwide, Jeffrey M. Goldberg and his legal team are often in the news. Read on to find out what we’ve done.
Law firm secures $9 million settlement for Wisconsin family for medical malpractice case
Our law firm recently recovered $9 million for a Wisconsin family that took legal action in a medical malpractice case involving a birth injury that resulted in severe cerebral palsy. Due to mistakes made by physicians and other medical professionals, a dangerous amount of the drug Cytotec was administered to a mother in labor, causing excessive uterine contractions and ultimately fetal distress. The doctor then failed to monitor the fetus for more than four hours or order a C-section in a timely manner, resulting in the child being born with severe brain injuries. The child will need full-time assistance for the rest of his life.
We took legal action against the negligent medical professionals. The case was settled out of court shortly before going to trial.
Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices sponsors 58th Annual Misericordia Family Association Benefit on June 23, 2018. We were proud to honor Sister Rosemary and the wonderful staff who make Misericordia “Home.” Our firm has enjoyed a close relationship with Misericordia for many years, and several of our clients have benefited from their care.
Jeffrey M. Goldberg, Renowned Chicago Attorney Honored as a ‘Champion of Justice’ for his relentless Pursuit of Public Interest Law and Support of Public Interest Foundation.
Jeffrey M. Goldberg, one of the nation’s premier medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys, was honored with the “Champion of Justice” award at the Public Justice Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Gala in Chicago, Illinois, on July 31, 2012.Mr. Goldberg was cited for his history of beating back attempts to deny plaintiffs their day in court, efforts to limit their damages awards and has dedicated his career to applying his experience and resources to balance the scales of justice on behalf of his clients and deliver the maximum results.Mr. Goldberg is a past president of the Washington, D.C. based Public Justice Foundation and sponsors a fellowship at Public Justice, enabling the firm to maintain one of the most comprehensive public interest dockets in the country.The Champion of Justice Award is the Public Justice Foundation’s highest honor. Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices successfully prosecuted a case on behalf of Abigaile Lebron, a four and a half-year-old child injured at birth because of physician and hospital negligence. She presently has Cerebral Palsy as a result. The law firm filed a declaratory action seeking to have a new law that limited the amount that could be recovered for the victim declared unconstitutional, so that it could not be applied to Abigaile or any other person within the State of Illinois. On Thursday, February 4, 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court declared the legislation was unconstitutional and would never be applied to affect the rights of injured citizens. This landmark decision will serve to protect the rights of people injured through medical negligence throughout Illinois. Read more.
Jeffrey M. Goldberg has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer for the eighth year in a row. Each year, tens of thousands of ballots are mailed to attorneys in Illinois. These attorneys are asked to vote for the best lawyers they personally have observed in action. Each candidate’s record is reviewed to assure good standing with the Supreme Court of Illinois. The attorneys under consideration are reviewed by a blue ribbon panel. As an Illinois Super Lawyer, Mr. Goldberg has been recognized by his peers as being outstanding in his profession.
In one year, Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices settled more than 20 cases with a combined value of more than $100 million.
Jeffrey M. Goldberg of Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices in Chicago was elected President of the Public Justice Foundation on July 5, 2004 and served a one-year term. The Public Justice Foundation is the nonprofit parent of Public Justice, a national public interest law firm dedicated to using trial lawyers’ skills and resources to advance the public good.
Jeffrey M. Goldberg of Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices in Chicago has been recognized as an exceptional lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network and has agreed to become a member of the Leading Lawyers Network Advisory Board. The Leading Lawyers Network, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, has invited many of Illinois’s most influential and reputable lawyers to serve on their Leading Lawyers Network Advisory Board.