Chicago Attorney for Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Law

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Chicago Med Mal

George M. Sachs P.C. Attorney at Law

121 South Wilke Road

Suite 301

Arlington Heights IL 60005




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Chicago Med Mal focuses on

Medical Malpractice

Doctors make mistakes. When they do it's at the high cost of their patients. It is my objective to ensure that my clients are properly compensated by providing the strongest representation.

Personal Injury

Slip and fall? Or were you recently in a car accident or motor-vehicle collision? Do you feel that you have suffered an injury due to the carelessness of another person or company? I would like to hear your case!

Workers Compensation

Hurt at work and feel like they are not doing enough to help you get back on your feet to support your family? Let me see what I can do for you to help you recover your benefits.

Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one can become both a mental and physical obstacle for anyone. When the loved one has passed not of natural causes and through no fault of their own it can be even harder to overcome. Allow me to look at your case and fight for your cause. Together we can work to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

Dangerous Products

On the news we are constantly hearing about items being recalled from shelves across America. The reason is that some of these products are dangerous and have caused serious harm to unsuspecting consumers. If you have been injured by a product or have used a product that has now been recalled you may be eligible to collect damages.

Police Pursuit

I have sworn to protect and serve my community on multiple levels. As a former Chicago Police Officer, I have unique knowledge and an in depth understanding of how police departments work and what their procedures entail. This plays to my clients advantage when faced with civil rights violations committed by police.

Legal Thought and Commentary

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Medical Malpractice

Sunderman v. Agarwal Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District. | June 18, 2001 | 322 Ill.App.3d 900 | 750 N.E.2d 1280 | 2-00-0583

 A plaintiff in a medical malpractice case must prove the following elements: (1) the standard of care against which the medical professional's conduct must be measured; (2) the defendant's negligent failure to comply with that standard; and (3) that the defendant's negligence proximately caused the injuries for which the plaintiff seeks redress.

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Slip and Fall

Ellis v. Walmart, Inc.Eyeglasses – Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District.April 11, 2012Not Reported in N.E.2d2012 IL App (2d) 1101862012 WL 6967264

         To recover on a negligence claim, the plaintiff must establish that defendant owed plaintiff a duty of care, the defendant breached that duty, and an injury proximately resulted from that breach. Bajwa v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 208 Ill.2d 414, 421, 281 Ill.Dec. 554, 804 N.E.2d 519 (2004). 

       Where an injury is allegedly caused by a condition on a defendant's property, our courts consider foreseeability. LaFever v. Kemlite Co., a Division of Dyrotech Industries, Inc., 185 Ill.2d 380, 389, 235 Ill.Dec. 886, 706 N.E.2d 441 (1998). A business owner breaches its duty to an invitee who slips on a foreign substance if: (1) the substance was placed there by the negligence of the proprietor; or (2) its servant knew of its presence; or (3) the substance was there a sufficient length of time so that, in the exercise of ordinary care, its presence should have been discovered; i.e., the proprietor had constructive notice of the substance. Pavlik v. Wal–Mart Stores, Inc., 323 Ill.App.3d 1060, 1063, 257 Ill.Dec. 381, 753 N.E.2d 1007 (2001).

    Where the plaintiff alleges constructive notice, the time element is a material factor. Hayes v. Bailey, 80 Ill.App.3d 1027, 1030, 36 Ill.Dec. 124, 400 N.E.2d 544 (1980). Thus, the plaintiff is required to “establish that the foreign substance was on the floor long enough to constitute constructive notice to the proprietor.” Id. at 1030, 36 Ill.Dec. 124, 400 N.E.2d 544.

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Worker's Compensation

  Amount of Compensation For Nonfatal Cases 820 ILCS 305/8  

Effective: July 13, 2012 

" (a) The employer shall provide and pay the negotiated rate, if applicable, or the lesser of the health care provider's actual charges or according to a fee schedule, subject to Section 8.2, in effect at the time the service was rendered for all the necessary first aid, medical and surgical services, and all necessary medical, surgical and hospital services thereafter incurred, limited, however, to that which is reasonably required to cure or relieve from the effects of the accidental injury, even if a health care provider sells, transfers, or otherwise assigns an account receivable for procedures, treatments, or services covered under this Act. If the employer does not dispute payment of first aid, medical, surgical, and hospital services, the employer shall make such payment to the provider on behalf of the employee. The employer shall also pay for treatment, instruction and training necessary for the physical, mental and vocational rehabilitation of the employee, including all maintenance costs and expenses incidental thereto. If as a result of the injury the employee is unable to be self-sufficient the employer shall further pay for such maintenance or institutional care as shall be required.

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Wrongful Death

     Colyer v. City of Chicago. United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division. | December 08, 2014 | Not Reported in F.Supp.3d | 2014 WL 8796112 | 12 C 04855      

        To state a cause of action under Illinois's Wrongful Death Act, a plaintiff must show (1) that the defendant owed a duty to the deceased; (2) that the defendant breached that duty; (3) that the breach was the proximate cause of the deceased's death; and (4) that monetary damages resulted to persons designated under the Act. 

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Dangerous Products

Salerno v. Innovative Surveillance Technology, Inc. Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Second Division.June 30, 2010402 Ill.App.3d 490932 N.E.2d 101342 Ill.Dec. 210      

           A strict products liability claim may proceed under three different theories of liability: a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or a failure to warn. Mikolajczyk, 231 Ill.2d at 548, 327 Ill.Dec. 1, 901 N.E.2d 329. A manufacturing defect occurs when one unit in a product line is defective, whereas a design defect occurs when the specific unit conforms to the intended design but the intended design itself renders the product unreasonably dangerous. Blue, 215 Ill.2d at 89–90, 293 Ill.Dec. 630, 828 N.E.2d 1128. A failure to warn of a product's *498 known danger or instruct on the proper use of the product may also result in strict liability. ***218 **109 Sollami v. Eaton, 201 Ill.2d 1, 7, 265 Ill.Dec. 177, 772 N.E.2d 215 (2002); see also Mikolajczyk, 231 Ill.2d at 530, 327 Ill.Dec. 1, 901 N.E.2d 329.  

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Police Pursuit

  Lanning v. Harris, App. 3 Dist.2003, 277 Ill.Dec. 581, 342 Ill.App.3d 965, 796 N.E.2d 667.

       The proper standard for determining liability of police officers engaged in a high-speed chase is willful and wanton misconduct, not ordinary negligence. 

625 ILCS 5/11-205 Public officers and employees to obey Act

"The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may:

1. Park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of this Chapter;
2. Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be required and necessary for safe operation;
3. Exceed the maximum speed limits so long as he does not endanger life or property;
4. Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.

(d) The exceptions herein granted to an authorized emergency vehicle, other than a police vehicle, shall apply only when the vehicle is making use of either an audible signal when in motion or visual signals meeting the requirements of Section 12-215 of this Act.

(e) The foregoing provisions do not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty of driving with due regard for the safety of all persons, nor do such provisions protect the driver from the consequences of his reckless disregard for the safety of others."

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Why Trust Me with Your Case?

Serving The Community for Over 30 Years with No Signs of Stopping.

I have helped countless families in everything from personal injury to civil rights cases. My expansive knowledge of medicine and my experience in law enforcement are powerful tools to better represent you. Hasta hablamos espanol!

Well Respected and Endorsed by the Professional Community.

   I work to be a mentor in the legal community. I am always happy to share my knowledge with others and over the years this has allowed me to garnish much respect. This relationship with my peers facilitates communications and ensures a smoother flow of information. Please visit AVVO to learn more about me.

No Fee Unless Recovery is Made

I have helped my clients recover millions in damages over the years, and like them you will not have to pay a penny out of pocket for my services. If you allow me to represent you, I will not get paid unless you get paid and we will work together to achieve the best result.  

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Chicago Med Mal, Attorney George M. Sachs P.C.

121 South Wilke Rd, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005, United States

(847) 362-2800

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed