Updated Illinois Verdict & Settlement Statistics (as of 2/29/12)

Collar Counties (DuPage, Kane, Will, Lake, McHenry)

According to our records, we have reported a total of 264 verdicts and settlements from the five collar counties (all case categories included) since January 2010. Of those 264 cases, only 10 resulted in an award of $5 million or more (and only 2 of those cases resulted in an award of $7.5 million or more). Of the reported verdicts during this time period, 51.4% of the trials resulted in a defense verdict.

In total, we have reported 54 medical malpractice verdicts and settlements from the five collar counties since January 2010. Of those 54 cases, only 5 resulted in an award of $5 million or more (and only 2 of those cases resulted in an award of $7.5 million or more). Of the reported verdicts during this time period, 78.2% of the trials resulted in a defense verdict.

Cook County

According to our records, we have reported a total of 1663 verdicts and settlements from the Circuit Court of Cook County since January 2010. Of those 1663 cases, only 74 resulted in an award of $5 million or more (and only 45 of those cases resulted in an award of $7.5 million or more). Of the reported verdicts during this time period, 44.2% of the trials resulted in a defense verdict.

In total, we have reported 367 medical malpractice verdicts and settlements from the Circuit Court of Cook County since January 2010. Of those 367 cases, only 40 resulted in an award of $5 million or more (and only 21 of those cases resulted in an award of $7.5 million or more). Of the reported verdicts during this time period, 69.8% of the trials resulted in a defense verdict.

Illinois

According to our records, we have reported a total of 2272 Illinois verdicts and settlements (all case categories included—all Illinois venues including USDC) since January 2010. Of those 2272 cases, only 112 resulted in an award of $5 million or more (and only 70 of those cases resulted in an award of $7.5 million or more). Of the reported verdicts during this time period, 44.9% of the trials resulted in a defense verdict.

In total, we have reported 487 Illinois medical malpractice verdicts and settlements since January 2010. Of those 487 cases, only 53 resulted in an award of $5 million or more (and only 31 of those cases resulted in an award of $7.5 million or more). Of the reported verdicts during this time period, 69.4% of the trials reported in a defense verdict.