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Melanie K. Fairman

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Melanie K. Fairman practices in all areas of personal injury law on behalf of plaintiffs, with an emphasis on medical malpractice, products liability, vehicular collisions and general negligence. One hundred percent of her practice is devoted to litigation, including both trial and appellate work.

Representative Cases
$2,557,064 Verdict against two taverns based on wrongful death for two individuals killed by a drunk driver. Circuit Court of DuPage County, Illinois (2008)
$875,000 Settlement for minor who tripped over cords and fell at neighbor’s house while running around with a friend and hit her head causing traumatic brain injury. Confidential (2009)
$600,000 To woman for knee injuries requiring surgery, shoulder injuries and psychological injuries from train derailment. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2010)
$550,000 Settlement for motorcyclist who sustained a fractured leg in automobile collision. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2001)
$450,000 Settlement to minor who was sexually assaulted. Confidential (2001)
$450,000 Settlement to minor who was sexually assaulted. Confidential (2001)
$440,000 settlement to families for wrongful death and personal injuries sustained in an apartment fire. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2005)
$350,000 Settlement for driver who sustained a C6-7 anterior cervical diskectomy with fusion when truck collided into him. United States District Court for the District of Nebraska (2006)
$325,000 settlement to undocumented mover who fell in drain hole and sustained arm injuries requiring surgeries. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2010)
$290,000 Settlement for wrongful death of elderly man killed in an automobile collision. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2010)
$290,000 Settlement for wrongful death of elderly man killed in an automobile collision. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2005)
$270,000 Settlement for a minor who sustained a leg fracture when he darted out in the middle of the street and was hit by a truck. Confidential (2008)
$242,500 Settlement to woman driver struck by another vehicle who sustained herniated disks to back and neck requiring surgery. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2005)
$190,000 For ankle injuries sustained by driver in automobile collision. United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (2009)
$127,000 settlement for wrongful death of 18 year-old passenger. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2006)
$125,000 Settlement for arm and psychological injuries sustained from assault and battery. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2007)
$125,000 Settlement for forehead scar sustained from falling light fixture. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2008)
$115,000.00 Settlement for knee injuries sustained after tripping and falling in a pothole in a parking lot. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2009)
$105,000 Settlement to pedestrian who darted out in traffic and was hit by a motorcyclist and sustained shoulder injuries. Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2005)
$100,000 Settlement to elderly man injured in automobile collision. Not Filed (2008)