Kurt D. Lloyd

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Lloyd Law Group, Ltd.
 | Three First National Plaza, 70 West Madison Street Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-640-0204
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff's trial attorney representing injured clients in Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area. Focusing his practice exclusively on injury litigation, he represents plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving primarily in physician and hospital malpractice and other personal injury matters.


During his career, Mr. Lloyd has obtained jury verdicts and settlements for his injured clients totaling more than $350 million. His success has been well recognized by his fellow professionals, as attested to by his receipt of an AV* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and his "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In 2007, he was recognized by Chicago Lawyer magazine as being among a small number of Illinois attorneys who had obtained settlements of at least $1 million for their clients every year for the preceding 15 years. An active participant in several professional organizations, Mr. Lloyd's past and current memberships have included the American Board of Trial Advocates, The National Trial Lawyers, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to deliver presentations to groups of fellow attorneys on medical malpractice and civil litigation topics.


Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

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White Papers

  • The Expert Witness' Use of hearsay Documents as the Basis for an Opinion (2016) - Under Wilson v. Clark, in Illinois an expert witness may testify to an opinion based on facts which are contained in hearsay documents or medical literature wichi is not admitted into evidence.  Mr. Lloyd's paper discusses an expert's use of non-substantive evidence during direct examination, e.g. medical records, deposition transcripts, policies and procedures, accident reports, industry standards and medical texts and literature.  The paper illustrates the extent to which an expert may reveal to the jury the contents of the hearsay materials upon which he reasonably relied. Lastly, Mr. Lloyd demonstrates how authoritative texts, articles and treatises may be used as the basis for an expert opinion under Anderson, including reading the contents of the published literature to the jury.

  • About Kurt Lloyd

    Admitted: 1985, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://lloydlawgroup.com/attorneys/kurt-d-lloyd/

    Honors and Awards:

    • One of only a handful of Illinois attorneys who has annually obtained one or more million dollar settlements for the past 15 years, Chicago Lawyer, 2015
    • Awarded Citation of Excellence Medal, American Association for Justice, 2004
    • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, 1997 - 2012
    • Illinois Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuter's SuperLawyer Rating Service, 2004 - 2014
    • A Leading Lawyer of Illinois, Personal Injury Practice Area, Leading Lawyer's Network, Law Bulletin Publishing Co., 2004 - 2012
    • "Super Lawyer", Chicago Magazine, Annual Lawyer Ratings Ranking, 2008

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Member, Constitutional Attack Committee for Tort Reform Legislation
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Planning Chair and Moderator, Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Cases, 2008
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Planning Chair and Moderator, annual Medical Negligence Seminar, l996, 1997 and 2007
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Member, Amicus Curae Committee, l999 to 2008
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Member, Medical Negligence Committee, 1990 to 2008
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Co-Chair, Continuing Education Programs, 1995, 2007
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Sustaining Member, 2000 to 2008
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), General Member, 1990 to 2008
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member, Professional Negligence practice section, 2000 to present
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member, Leaders Forum, 2003 to 2008
    • President's Circle, American Association for Justice, 2007 to 2008
    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998 to present
    • Seminar Planning Co-Chair, Continuing Education Programs, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2007 - 2008
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1988
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1986
    • Florida, 1986
    • Illinois, 1985
    • Member, American Society of Jury Trial Consultants

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Endowed the Help Injured Children Foundation, 2009
    • Amicus Curiae Counsel, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Founder, HelpInjuredKids.org

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Speaker, Presenting Expert Witness Opinion Testimony: Using Hearsay Documents as the Basis for an Opinion, 2015
    • Medical Errors Lecture, Grand Rounds, Surgery Department, University of Chicago Hospitals, 2010
    • Closing Argument, Medical Negligence Trial Notebook, 2nd Edition, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1999
    • Medical Malpractice Law Suits Against Physicians in a Major Urban City: Debunking Physician Beliefs that an Urban Venue Results in More Pro-Patient Outcomes,(Abstract accepted), American College of Surgeons, 2011
    • Voir Dire: Scope of Juror Questioning, Objections and Challenges, Trial Lawyer's Handbook, 2011
    • The Expert Witness' Use of Authoritative Literature on Direct Examination, Tort Briefs, Illinois State Bar Association, November, 2012
    • "Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform", Lawyer-Physician Debate, Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, June, 2004
    • "Plaintiff Lawyer's Perspective on Proving Surgical Errors," Invited Lecturer, Surgical Grand Rounds, Dept. of Surgery University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois, September, 2010
    • "Primary Care Physician Liability: New Responsibility Under Managed Care", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, April, 1996
    • "Damages Evidence in the Wake of the $500,000 Cap", Chicago Bar Association; Chicago, Illinois, April, 1996
    • "Obstetrics: Overcoming the Proximate Cause Defenses", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, December, 1996
    • "Deposition Preparation: Strategy and Techniques", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, February, 1997
    • "Use of Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, December, 2003
    • "Expert Witnesses", Illinois Trial lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, December, 2004
    • "Evidence: Proof in the Medical Negligence Case", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, December, 1994
    • "Medical Negligence Trials: The Opening Statement and Closing Argument", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, December, 1995
    • "The Plaintiff's Expert Witness: Finding and Choosing a Witness", Law Bulletin Seminars, Litigation Skills I, Chicago, Illinois, March, 2008
    • "The Expert Witness Direct Examination: Presenting Effective, Persuasive Testimony", Law Bulletin Seminars, Litigation Skills III, Chicago, Illinois, September, 2008
    • "Jury Misconduct: Benefits & Risks of Post-Trial Juror Interviews" Panelist, Juror Deliberation and Jury Management Conference Law Bulletin Seminars, Chicago, Illinois, June, 2011
    • "Presenting Expert Opinion Testimony: Using Hearsay Documents as the Basis for an Opinion"Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, September, 2014
    • Lecturer, "ACOG Bulletin No.163 and Related Obstetrical Liability Defenses," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, 1999
    • Editor, Outlines & Strategies: How to Prepare for, Take and Use a Deposition, James Publishing Co, 2001
    • Lecturer, "Jury Instructions", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, 1997
    • Lecturer, "Changes in Illinois Evidence Laws", Illinois Trial lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, 1998
    • Lecturer, "Tort Immunity: Updates in the Law", Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago, Illinois, 2000
    • Lecturer, "Deposing Defense Witnesses", National Business Institute, Oak Brook, Illinois, 2003
    • Lecturer, "Apparent Agency and Institutional Negligence", Illinois Trial lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, 2005
    • Lecturer, "Trucking Litigation and U.S. Dept. of Transportation Regulations", Lorman Education Services; Downers Grove, Illinois, 2006
    • Lecturer, "Medical Negligence: Presenting the Plaintiff’s Case", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Chicago, Illinois, 2007
    • Lecturer, "Expert Witnesses—A Primer: Direct Examination of Plaintiff's Expert", Illinois State Bar Association, 2008
    • Moderator, Annual Statewide Medical Negligence Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1995, 2005, 2008

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • Vlachos, a minor v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, et. al., $14 million medical malpractice settlement for negligent labor and delivery care causing birth injuries, 2007
    • Robertson v. Straight Line Water Sports, et. al., $1,100,000
    • Frazier v. The Limited, Inc., $420,000
    • Estate of Taylor v. Chrysler Motor Co., $4,500,000
    • Hallsten v. City of Chicago, et. al., $4.3 million settlement for blind spot created in roadway at construction site
    • Baries v. CNA Insurance Co., $1,250,000
    • Herbert, etc. v. Land Truck, Inc., $1,700,000
    • Eastwood v. American International Group, $5,000,000
    • Estate of Barksdale v. Horowitz, DDS, $1,000,000
    • Morris v. Ajmere, MD, $1,000,000
    • Estate of Baierle v. Matviuw, MD, $1,200,000
    • Estate of Urbanski v. Lerner, MD, $1,500,000
    • Estate of Greenblatt v. Poor, MD, Verdict $1,195,000
    • Estate of Thomas, deceased v. Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center, $1,000,000
    • Barbara Jackson, a disabled person v. Westlake Hospital, $7,500,000
    • Nancy Sea v. Undisclosed Medical Clinic and Physician, $4,200,000
    • Ross v. Lee, MD, Verdict: $837,000
    • Estate of Lucas v. Roper, MD, $1,000,000
    • Tsakonas v. Lakeshore Surgery Center, et. al., $1,500,000
    • Weiner v. Pedersen, MD, Verdict: $1,575,000
    • Crane v. Luken, MD: $2.0 million medical malpractice settlement against neurosurgeon for negligent surgical removal of brain tumor causing stroke
    • Estate of Morris v. University of Chicago Hospitals, $8 million settlement for the wrongful death of a single mother after surgery.
    • Wright v. Anderson, MD,et. al., $6,000,000
    • Jacobs v. Kobler, MD, $900,000
    • Estate of Davis, a minor v. Toig, MD and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, $1,300,000
    • Estate of Moore v. Wrona, MD and St. Joseph's Medical Center, $2,475,000
    • Thomas, a minor v. Antony, MD, $9.7 million jury verdict against an HMO primary care physician for a mismanaged pregnancy.
    • Larsen-Hruby v. FCB, LTD. $1.4 Million settlement for slip and fall on dangerous premises of a diabetic patient causing loss of her foot.
    • Sonani v. Eastwood. $5 million dollar settlement for auto negligence causing spinal injuries
    • Hopkins v. Westlake Hospital. $7.5 million settlement for a heart attack which was missed in the Emergency Room causing brain damage.  
    • Jacobs v. Merrill Dow Co. $5.0 million settlement for dangerously made drug vaccine.  
    • Wiers v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital: $2.5 million settlement during trial for improper use of forceps during delivery
    • Sea v. Mercy Medical Center: $4.3 million medical malpractice settlement for failure to recognize subarachnoid hemorrhage causing stroke
    • Wright v. DeMir-Olson Medical Group: $6.0 medical malpractice settlement for negligent prenatal care causing birth injuries
    • Thomas v. Chicago HMO: $9.7 million plaintiff's jury verdict medical malpractice for negligent prenatal care causing birth injuries

    Educational Background:

    • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, B.A. with Honors, Major: English, 1981

    Industry Groups

    • American Association For Justice
    • American Society Of Trial Consultants
    • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • National Trial Lawyers Association
    Office Location for Kurt D. Lloyd

    Three First National Plaza
    70 West Madison Street Suite 1400
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-640-0204


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