CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Rogers & Smith remained at the top of the Chicago Lawyer Settlements Report for the eighth consecutive year. Through their efforts, the attorneys secured more than $163 million in settlements for their clients, more than double what the second firm in this year's rankings secured.
"I think we're first and foremost trial lawyers, at least that's how I view myself," said founding partner Joseph A. Power Jr. in an interview with Chicago Lawyer. "Everyone knows we're very happy and willing to try a case in the event they're not willing to negotiate a reasonable sum of money."
"Your opponents know whether you try cases of whether you just settle them," said founding partner Todd A. Smith in an interview with Chicago Lawyer. "The reason I get a case to settlement is because we're ready to try a case."
Partner Devon C. Bruce secured a $47.5 million settlement for a 4-year-old quad-amputee, the largest single settlement considered in the report, and the largest recorded settlement in Cook County history for any medical malpractice action. According to court documents, the patient suffered a small laceration after jumping in a pool that became infected, but did not receive the necessary antibiotics until the infection progressed to the point where amputation was necessary.
The firm thanks its clients and its referring attorneys for entrusting us to handle these important matters for them.
Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. is a personal injury law firm based out of Chicago, IL dedicated to protecting the rights of injured victims. Over the past 20 plus years, our attorneys have secured more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. To contact one of our personal injury lawyers, give us a call at (312) 313-0202, or visit our website at http://www.prslaw.com/.
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