Kenneth T. Lumb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Corboy & Demetrio
 | 33 North Dearborn Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-346-3191
Fax: 312-346-5562
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kenneth T. Lumb is the managing partner of the Corboy & Demetrio law firm in Chicago, Illinois. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial advocates in the country, Mr. Lumb represents the rights of clients throughout the greater Chicago metro region and surrounding areas. He passionately serves those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, pharmaceuticals errors and dangerous mediations, motor vehicle accidents, unsafe property conditions, and more. He is also highly experienced in handling railroad negligence and FELA claims.

Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Lumb has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those suffering through the reckless, negligent and unlawful actions of others. Among his most notable successes, he helped secure a verdict of over $11 million for the family of a child who experienced severe brain damage at birth as well as a $10.5 million award for a woman's estate — this woman passed away from complications associated with the improper anesthesia she received during hip surgery.

Moreover, Mr. Lumb has recovered many awards and settlements well in excess of a million dollars, and in 2005, the Law Bulletin Publishing Company named him as one of the "40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch." Mr. Lumb also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received designation from The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff Medical Malpractice.

In addition, the Leading Lawyers Network voted him among the Top 5% of all attorneys in Illinois, and Lawdragon named him as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Mr. Lumb also received the Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award in 2011 from the Illinois State Bar Association.

His devotion to military service members and their families comes largely from his own significant military experience. Mr. Lumb served in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps, including four years of service as Medical Claims Judge Advocate with the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He also supported the "Enduring Freedom" operation and was granted the Meritorious Service Medal. Additionally, he has served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and currently, he is a retired major in the U.S. Army Reserve.

A 1988 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Lumb obtained his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 1991. He holds his license to practice before all Illinois state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. Army Court of Military Review.

A leader in his field, Mr. Lumb is active with several local, state and national legal organizations, including The Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He also chairs the American Association for Justice's Federal Torts and Military Advocacy Section, and he is a member of the Medical Negligence Committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (70%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Kenneth Lumb

Admitted: 1991, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.corboydemetrio.com/attorneys-kenneth-lumb

Honors/Awards:

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014-present, IL Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiffs, 2019, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers and U.S. News, 2019
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2019, 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2019
  • Ken Lumb was presented with the Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award by the Illinois State Bar Association in 2011., Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award, Illinois State Bar Association, 2011
  • Meritorious Service Medal, "Enduring Freedom" active duty at Walter Reed, Enduring Freedom Award, United States Army, 2003
  • Elected Chair of the Standing Committee on Military Affairs, Illinois State Bar Association, 2015; AV rated - Highest level awarded for professional excellence - Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Leading Lawyers Network Member - Top 5% of all Illinois attorneys “40 Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch,” 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2005
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. Army Court of Military Review, 1992
  • Illinois, 1991
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Medical Negligence Committee; Board of Managers
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Chair of Standing Committee on Military Affairs
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
  • Partner, Corboy & Demetrio, 2015
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Chair, AAJ Federal Tort and Military Advocacy Section.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps, Major Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois St. Petronille School Board, Glen Ellyn, Illinois Standing Committee on Military Affairs, ISBA, Anima(Young Singers of Greater Chicago), Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Medical and Psychiatric Malpractice" and "Emotional Injuries," WRAMC Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, 1993-1995
  • Ken Lumb interviewed for "Lawsuits Mount Against Equifax as Judge Rules Yahoo Must Face Cybersecurity Class Action", American Association for Justice's Trial News, 10.05.2017
  • Ken Lumb Appears Live on FOX32 Chicago's Good Day Chicago Sunday to Discuss Congressional Hearings on Equifax and, Data, Breach Consumer Tips, FOX32 Chicago - WFLD-TV, 10.08.2017
  • Lumb Takes Managing Role at Corboy & Demetrio, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 01.09.2019
  • "AIDS and the Law," WRAMC, Department of Nursing, 1992
  • "Legal Aspects of Military Medicine," WRAMC, 1992-1995
  • "Tort Law" and "Basic Legal Research," WRAMC Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, 1992-1995
  • "Claims Against the Federal Government," Avoiding Common Pitfalls - Including the New Rule 213 Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • "Preparing for Expert Witness Testimony," Rehabilitation of the Injured Soldier Seminar, Ninth Annual AMEDD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Short Course, WRAMC, 1993
  • "Legal Aspects of Military Psychiatry," WRAMC, Department of Psychiatry, 1995
  • "Department of Defense Standards of Conduct," WRAMC, 1995
  • "Army Medical Records," WRAMC Directorate of Patient Administration, 1995
  • "Law of Land Warfare," University of Illinois at Chicago, Army ROTC, 1999
  • "Defense Department Standards of Conduct," University of Illinois at Chicago, Army ROTC, 1999
  • "Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case: Initial Investigation and Preservation of Evidence Through Discovery," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1999
  • "Military Law," Wheaton College, Army ROTC, 2002 - 2004
  • "The Witness List," Insurance and Bad Faith Actions, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, February, 2007
  • "Proving Deviation from the Standard of Care," Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • "Independent Contractors and Medical Malpractice," Understanding and Litigating FTCA Cases, Federal Tort Liability & Military Advocacy Section Seminar, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Toronto, 2005
  • "Legal Issues in Neonatal Nursing: The Attorney's Perspective," Balancing the Legal and Emotional Aspects of Neonatal Care, NICU Solutions Seminar, 2005
  • "Confidentiality Agreements," Liens and Settlements Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • "Proper Parties, Amended Complaints and Relation Back Doctrine," Civil Litigation: Update and Overview of Civil Practice and Procedure Seminar, Illinois State Bar Association, 2006
  • "Litigation/Liability Issues and Exceptions to Confidentiality," Confidentiality of Medical Records in Illinois Seminar, Lorman Education Services, 2006
  • "Jury Instructions," Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • “Using Treaters & Experts at Trial,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association's Update & Review Seminar, Oct. 29, 2017
  • "Illinois Economic Damages," Determining Economic Damages, Lost Compensation Seminar, Chicago, 2007
  • "Witnesses and Third-Party Bad-Faith Actions," Insurance and Bad-Faith Actions Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • "Federal Tort Liability for Contractors," Understanding and Litigating FTCA Cases Seminar, Federal Tort Liability & Military Advocacy Section, American Association of Justice, Pennsylvania, 2008
  • “Medical Liens and Healthcare Subrogation, Settlement, Liens & Insurance Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • "Military Family Law Issues," Illinois State Bar Association (moderator), Chicago, Illinois, April, 2011
  • "Medical Liens/Healthcare Subrogation," Liens and Settlement Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, February, 2012
  • "Distracted Driving," Percy Julian High School, Chicago, Illinois, May, 2012
  • "Evidence and Procedure," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Update and Review Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, October 2013
  • "Military Liens," Complex Lien Resolution in Personal Injury Settlements Seminar, National Business Institute, December, 2013
  • "Nursing Home Litigation for the Elder Law Practitioner," Elder Law Boot Camp Seminar, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2014
  • "Jury Instructions Update," Personal Injury Practice Update, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, Illinois, April 2014
  • "The Ins and Outs of Litigating Against the Government:  A Federal Tort Primer," American Association for Justice Annual Conference, 2015
  • "Federal Federal Tort Claims Webinar," American Association for Justice, July, 2015
  • Defamation, Illinois Causes of Action, IICLE, 2002
  • DCBA Brief: What Every Attorney Should Know about the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, DCBA Brief
  • The Federal Tort Claims Act, Illinois Causes of Action, IICLE, 2005
  • "A Medical Literature Primer" Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Journal, Winter 2005
  • Defamation, Illinois Causes of Action, IICLE, 01.01.2008
  • The Federal Tort Claims Act, Illinois Causes of Action, 2008
  • MedMal Matters: Distracted Doctors, Chicago Lawyer, 02.2012
  • MedMal Matters: A Cheatin' Doctor, Chicago Lawyer, 04.2012
  • Safe Glass Consulting: A Time Bomb in Our Schools?, 05.07.2013
  • MedMal Matters: Study Shows Doctors Make Missteps, Chicago Lawyer, 06.2012
  • MedMal Matters: The Founders Wouldn't Approve, 08.2012
  • MedMal Matters: Hospitals Send Patients to Lawyers, Chicago Lawyer, 10.2012
  • MedMal Matters: Coming Clean on Medical Practices, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 12.12.2012
  • MedMal Matters: Follow the Money, 03.2013
  • MedMal Matters: Don't Wander into the Minefield, 05.01.2014
  • MedMal Matters: When Silence is Not Golden, 05.2013
  • MedMal Matters: Ethics and the NFL Physician, 07.2013
  • MedMal Matters: Automated Surgery - A Good Idea?, 09.2013
  • MedMal Matters: The Fragile Patient Safety Triad, 12.2013
  • MedMal Matters: Another High-Tech Tool for Plaintiff Lawyers, 03.2014
  • Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Section Newsletter: “The Intentional Torts Exception and Levin v. United States", Spring 2014
  • MedMal Matters: I've Got a Secret, 01.2016
  • MedMal Matters: Should a Contract Trump the Constitution?, 07.2014
  • MedMal Matters: Social Networking in the Operating Room, 09.2014
  • MedMal Matters: When Rules are Written for Only One Side, 11.2014
  • MedMal Matters: Difficult to Argue With, 02.2015
  • MedMal Matters: Defensive Medicine or 'Defensive' Medicine?, 04.2015
  • Trial: Federal Tort Pitfalls, Trial, 05.2015
  • MedMal Matters: Brave New World, 06.2015
  • MedMal Matters: Medical Maze Created by the Military, 08.2015
  • MedMal Matters: Putting Ice on a Black Eye, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 09.01.2015
  • MedMal Matters: #ElderAbuse, 02.2017
  • MedMal Matters: The Value of Informed Consent, 03.2016
  • MedMal Matters: Double Checking Hospitals’ Double-Booking, 08.04.2016
  • MedMal Matters: Surgery to Circus, 11.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Bitter Pill, 03.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Bait and Switch, 04.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Lights, Camera, Scalpel, 05.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Check, Please, Chicago Lawyer, 06.2017
  • MedMal Matters: One Surgeon, Many Patients, 08.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Negligence with Consent?, 09.2017
  • MedMal Matters: Who Could Object?, 10.2017
  • Presenter, "Nursing Home Litigation for Elder Law Practitioners," 1st Annual Elder Law Boot camp Basics and Beyond hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association, 2014; Presenter, "Nursing Home Litigation for the Elder Law Practitioner," Adult Protection and Advocacy Conference, 2014; Speaker, "The Ins and Outs of Litigating Against the Government: A Federal Tort Primer," American Association of Justice's Annual Conference, 2015; Author, "Federal Tort Pitfalls," AAJ's Trial Magazine; Author, "Defamation" and "Federal Tort Claims Act," Illinois Causes of Action: Tort Actions, 2014 Edition, 2014; Co-author, "Brave New World: Computerized Medical Records Pose Pitfalls," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2015; Co-author, "Defensive Medicine or 'defensive' Medicine?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2015; Co-author, "Difficult to Argue With," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2015; Co-author, "When Rules are Written for Only One Side," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014; Co-author, "Social Networking in the Operating Room," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014; Co-author, "Should a Contract Trump the Constitution?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014; Co-author, "The Networking Path of a Rambler," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014; Co-author, "Don't Wander into the Minefiled," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014; “Medical Liens and Healthcare Subrogation, Settlement, Liens & Insurance Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 "Federal Tort Liability for Contractors," Understanding and Litigating FTCA Cases Seminar, Federal Tort Liability & Military Advocacy Section, American Association of Justice, Pennsylvania, 2008 "Witnesses and Third-Party Bad-Faith Actions," Insurance and Bad-Faith Actions Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2008 "Illinois Economic Damages," Determining Economic Damages, Lost Compensation Seminar, Chicago, 2007 "Jury Instruction," Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 "Litigation/Liability Issues and Exceptions to Confidentiality," Confidentiality of Medical Records in Illinois Seminar, Lorman Education Services, 2006 "Proper Parties, Amended Complaints and Relation Back Doctrine," Civil Litigation: Update and Overview of Civil Practice and Procedure Seminar, Illinois State Bar Association, 2006 "Confidentiality Agreements," Liens and Settlements Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 "Legal Issues in Neonatal Nursing: The Attorney's Perspective," Balancing the Legal and Emotional Aspects of Neonatal Care, NICU Solutions Seminar, 2005 "Independent Contractors and Medical Malpractice," Understanding and Litigating FTCA Cases, Federal Tort Liability & Military Advocacy Section Seminar, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Toronto, 2005 "Proving Deviation from the Standard of Care," Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 "Claims Against the Federal Government," Avoiding Common Pitfalls - Including the New Rule 213 Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 "Military Law," Wheaton College, Army ROTC, 2002 - 2004 "Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case: Initial Investigation and Preservation of Evidence Through Discovery," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1999 "Defense Department Standards of Conduct," University of Illinois at Chicago, Army ROTC, 1999 "Law of Land Warfare," University of Illinois at Chicago, Army ROTC, 1999 "Army Medical Records," WRAMC Directorate of Patient Administration, 1995 "Department of Defense Standards of Conduct," WRAMC, 1995 "Legal Aspects of Military Psychiatry," WRAMC, Department of Psychiatry, 1995 "Preparing for Expert Witness Testimony," Rehabilitation of the Injured Soldier Seminar, Ninth Annual AMEDD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Short Course, WRAMC, 1993 "Medical and Psychiatric Malpractice" and "Emotional Injuries," WRAMC Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, 1993-1995 "Tort Law" and "Basic Legal Research," WRAMC Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, 1992-1995 "Legal Aspects of Military Medicine," WRAMC, 1992-1995 "AIDS and the Law," WRAMC, Department of Nursing, 1992
  • MedMal Matters: Nursing Home Lapses, 02.2018
  • MedMal Matters: Corporate Colonialism, 04.2018
  • MedMal Matters: Faith and C-Sections, 06.2018
  • MedMal Matters: What Veterans Deserve, 08.2018
  • MedMal Matters: Meet 'Pestilence', 10.2018
  • MedMal Matters: Trial Lawyer Hero, Chicago Lawyer, 12.2018
  • MedMal Matters: Infernal Devices, 01.2019
  • MedMal Matters: No Scrubs, 03.2019
  • MedMal Matters: Beyond Maude, 05.2019

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $11.7 million verdict in a medical malpractice case against the University of Chicago Hospital and a neonatologist on behalf of a 13-year-old boy who suffered brain damage at birth. 
  • $11.4 million verdict and settlement for a womn improperly anesthetized  
  • $4.25 million verdict in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in a Federal Tort Claims Act case involving the death of a 46-year-old woman who underwent a biopsy procedure for cervical cancer at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago
  • $3.75 million settlement in medical malpractice case of botched C-section after baby's untimely C-section delivery resulted in son's cerebral palsy.
  • $1.5 million settlement for the family of a Chicago police officer who was killed when a Chicgo fire truck that was driven by an intoxicated firefighter struck his motorcycle.
  • $1.4 million settlement on behalf of the parents of an 18-month-old boy who died after he was strangled by a looped vertical blind cord in 2010 in his home.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • The Illinois State Bar Association gave Ken the "Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award" in 2011., 2011
  • Ken Lumb appeared live on WGN-AM Radio to discuss data security breaches and the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Equifax. , 2017
  • Interviewed by Politico magazine about lawsuits stemming from the use of electronic medical records by doctors.

Videos:

  • Ken Lumb appeared live in studio on WFLD-TV (FOX News Chicago) to discuss the lawsuit he and Corboy & Demetrio filed on behalf of victims of the Equifax data security breach.  Ken also talked about tips for consumers to minmize the risk of a breach. , Live Appearance on WFLD TV to Discuss Equifax Class-action Lawsuit, Data Security, 2017

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, 1988
Office Location for Kenneth T. Lumb

33 North Dearborn Street
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-346-3191

Fax: 312-346-5562

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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