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Jury Awards Concussion Victim $3 Million, Acknowledges Reality of Chronic Pain

Chicago personal injury attorney Richard L. Pullano wins $3 million jury verdict for a victim who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury that resulted in the development of post-concussion syndrome.

Chicago personal injury lawyer Richard L. Pullano, the founding partner of Pullano Law Offices, recently secured a $3 million verdict in a personal injury case involving post-concussion syndrome (Philip Lipari v. Schawmut Design and Construction, et. al., Cook County Law Division, No. 2014 L 002825).

According to court documents, Pullano called respected medical experts from around the country in order to successfully bring what the doctors at trial called a “hidden injury” to the forefront. One medical expert testified that people who suffer concussions and post-concussion syndrome might look normal from the outside. It took the skill of the attorneys at Pullano Law Offices to fully convey to the jury how devastating the real impact of this type of injury.

The Complexities of Brain Injuries

Cook County personal injury attorney Richard L. Pullano, the founding partner at Pullano Law Offices, recently secured a $3 million verdict in a personal injury case involving a post-concussion syndrome. Attorney Pullano called some of the most widely respected medical experts from around the country in order to successfully bring this “hidden injury” to the forefront. People who suffer concussions and post-concussion syndrome may look normal from the outside. But it took the tenacity and experience of the Chicago personal injury attorneys at Pullano Law to fully convey to the jury the devastating impact this type of injury is on the inside.

Doctors, victims, lawyers call for action after Denver7 investigation into e-cigarette explosions


DENVER – The use of e-cigarettes has exploded over the past several years among nicotine users both as an alternative to tobacco and as a device for people to quit smoking. But their exploding batteries have drawn concerns from a wide range of professionals – from regulators to medical and aviation professionals alike.

Dooring in Chicago

Even with the increase in protected bike lanes, bicycling in Chicago remains a risky proposition. From 2009 to 2010, car-bicycle crashes in the city increased by 11% according to Illinois Department of Transportation.

One of the danger areas is “doorings,” when motorists in automobiles parked on the right blindly open doors into the path of oncoming bicyclists. These incidents continue to occur, even when bicyclists are sharing the road in clearly marked, protected bike lanes.

Another problem is drivers who consider bike lanes as a place to double park (resulting in bikers having to swerve into a non-protected lane of vehicle traffic), or those who completely disregard the notion that they must share the road with cyclists.

IN THE NEWS: $800,000 for injured Chicago bicyclist

Chicago’s Lakeview Patch featured an article about the firm’s recent success.

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